LOCAL TASTINGS

KUNDE ESTATE WINERY: Jeff Kunde will feature sustainably farmed ultra-premium, estate-grown wines from Sonoma Valley paired with a four-course meal by chef Philip Dorwart. 7 p.m. Fri. $75; chef's table options are available for $125. Reservations required. Create Catering. 1121 NE. Jackson St., Suite No. 145, Mpls. 612-331-3310. www.createcaters.com.

CROSTINI GRILLE SPRING WINE DINNER: A tour of Italy features a five-course dinner with wine pairings. 6:30 p.m. Mon. $75. Reservations required. 254 W. Broadway, Monticello, Minn. 763-295-8898. www.crostinigrille.com.

BIG WINES AND BIG LAUGHS: Sample zinfandel and syrah wines with hors d'oeuvres from Sticks restaurant, 6-8 p.m. Wed. An 8 p.m. comedy show is included. $33. Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. 1st St. Mpls. Tickets through Twin Cities Uncorked, www.tc-uncorked.org.

QUE SYRAH WINE DINNER: A five-course dinner paired with Australian wines. Sponsored by the Wine Merchants and Dining Out for Life. Part of the proceeds will be donated to AIDS awareness. 6:30 p.m. next Thu. $69. Call for reservations. Spill the Wine Restaurant, 1101 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-3388. www.spillthewinerestaurant.com.

FRENCH WINE DINNER: Grand cru Mambourg riesling and Grand cru Mambourg pinot gris will be paired with a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. April 25 at Create Catering. $65. Reservations required. 1121 NE. Jackson St., Suite No. 145, Mpls. 612-331-3310. www.createcaters.com.

WINE TOUR OF HONG KONG: Sample wines and snacks from some of the country's most popular Western restaurants. 7-9 p.m. April 25. $60. Reservations required. The Chef's Gallery, 324 S. Main St., Stillwater. 651-351-1144. www.thechefsgallery.com. WINE AND CHEESE OF FRANCE: Discuss the local climate, terroir and wine and cheese pairings. 6:30-8 p.m. April 26. $55. Reservations required. Saga Hill Cooking School, 309 E. Lake St., Wayzata. 612-281-1846. www.sagahillcs.com.