SPANISH WINES: An informal tasting with Ricardo Gonzalo of Rical wines. Sponsored by the St. Paul Wine Club. 6 p.m. Sat. $25. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul. 651-228-9274.
 WINE DINNER: The menu includes baked oysters with scallop béchamel, seared sweetbreads with mushroom ragout and fried angel-hair potatoes, pan-roasted grouper, grilled ribeye and more paired with wines. 6:30 p.m. next Thu. $65. Ravello, 1935 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake. 952-473-7373.
WINE AND AUCTION BENEFIT: Tender Hearts Foundation and Ames Construction will sponsor a wine tasting and a silent auction to benefit Safe Haven. 6:30-8:30 p.m. next Thu. $35. For tickets call 952-224-7649 or check International Chefs' Culinary, 12750 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville.