Dining and Drink

5 wine events this week: Oct. 10-16

Whether you're looking for a new hobby or just want to unwind, you need these wine events in your life this week.

Monday, Oct. 10
Wine connoisseurs are not born overnight. Wine expert John Edwards teaches you "The ABCs of Wine Tasting" from 7 to 8 p.m at Steve's Tasting Room's Shorewood location. $10, eventbrite.com

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Treat yourself to a quick post-work pick-me-up with Free Drive Home Tasting. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. local distributors provide attendees with four to five free wine samples at Barriques' Middleton location. barriquesmarket.com/events/

Get the inside scoop to running a wine business with Dinner with a Winemaker. Enjoy a five-course dinner with Hamel Family Wines starting at 6:30 p.m. at L'Etoile. $170, letoile-restaurant.com/large-grid

Thursday, Oct. 13
There is more to Piedmont than the wines that meet the eye. Explore the lesser known wine varieties and styles from the historic wine region at Some Obscure Wines of Piedmont from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m at Steve's Tasting Room's Shorewood location. $10, eventbrite.com

Friday, Oct. 14
When sipping a California wine, don't we all wish we could actually be in the Golden State? Barriques keeps the daydream alive with Atwood: California Dreamin'. Enjoy a night of seven to eight California wine samples from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barriques' Atwood location. $8, barriquesmarket.com/events/

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