WORLD WINE TOUR: Sample varieties from around the world. Appetizers included. 7-9 p.m. today. $10. Moe's Restaurant, 2400 Hwy. 10, Mounds View. 763-786-1800.

LA SPINETTA WINE DINNER: A five-course dinner by chefs Donald Gonzalez and Matthew Quist, paired with select wines. 7-10 p.m. Mon. $75. Forepaugh's Restaurant, 276 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. www.forepaughs.com.

SURDYK'S WINE TASTING: Sample old and new varieties of pinot noir. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tue. $45. Elsie's Restaurant, Lounge and Bar, 729 NE. Marshall St., Mpls. Reservations required. 612-379-3232. www.surdyks.com.

BIELLA SPIRITS AND CIGAR TASTING AND WINE DINNER: Sample scotch, bourbon and cigars. 7:30 p.m. next Thu. $45. Call for reservations. Join chef Eric Rud for a multicourse dinner paired with select wines. The menu includes seared monkfish with pancetta, chard and white beans with Castelfranci Fiano di Avellino; stuffed pork loin with apples, gorgonzola, walnuts and demi glace paired with Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano and more. 6 p.m. Nov. 2. $65. Reservations required. Biella, 227 Water St., Excelsior. 952-474-8881. www.biella-restaurant.com.