ARTHUR'S WINE CLASSES 4400 Sharon Rd. Two-session classes coming up include: "Wines of Australia and New Zealand" on October 1 & 8, 6:30-8pm; "Spanish Wines" on October 2 & 9, 6:30-8pm. Light snacks and bread will be served. $39 per person. Call 704-366-8610.
CAROLINA WINE CLUB Evening classes run from 6:30-8pm. All classes are held at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. Cost is $100 for any four sessions or $30 per individual session. Series I, Session IV: October 1, Determine, Find and Purchase Value Wines. For more info or reservations, call 704-344-8027, e-mail at angelus.CWC@worldnet.att.net, or visit online at www.carolinawineclub.com.
CHARLOTTE SHOUT CULINARY VILLAGE will be held at Gateway Pavilion, in Gateway Village on North Trade St., October 3, 5-10pm; October 4, 3-11pm and October 5 12-11pm. There will be demonstrations, contests and lectures and all of Charlotte's top restaurants, beer and wine distributors will be represented. Wine lectures and seminars throughout the weekend. Tickets are $10 in advance, 704-372-1000 or $15 at the door. For info, call 704-332-1800.
FOOD AND WINE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN with Prestige Wines and Adam's at Ballantyne. La Bibliotheque owner Adam Kantback and guest host Smoky Bissell have teamed with Prestige Wines for food and wine that celebrate the Mediterranean. Event will be held at Adam's at Ballantyne, 13735 Conlan Circle on October 1, 5:30pm. Tickets are $95 and presale only. Call for reservations at 704-248-2500.
FUZION BISTRO located in Shops on the Green in Cornelius hosts wine tasting sessions with speakers the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8pm. Light fare will be served along with the four sample wines to be tasted. $20 per person. For more information, call 704-895-6656.
JOHNSON AND WALES LOCAL ALUMNI COOKING SEMINAR & WINE PAIRING The world's friendliest food wines with Master of Wine Bob Betz. Join Charlotte Taste, The Wine Shop and several local Johnson and Wales graduates for a tasting and cooking demonstration at the Piedmont Natural Gas Test Kitchen on October 2 at 6pm. The evening will focus on food and wine pairing combinations. Tickets are $65. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community Cooking School of Charlotte. Call 704-846-2520.
THE MEETING HOUSE and Dean and Deluca Wine Room present a wine dinner, featuring the wines of August Briggs. The dinner will be held at The Meeting House on October 8 at 7pm. Cost is $75 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 704-334-6338 or 704-552-5283.
NC WINE CELEBRATION Noble's Restaurant, 6801 Morrison Boulevard. Sample different North Carolina wines every Wednesday through September, 5:30-7pm. Part of Noble's Crush Festival (noblescrushfestival.com). For more information, call 704-367-9463.
SOMETHING CLASSIC AT THE VILLA 715 Providence Road. Wine & food tastings are held once a month at Something Classic from 5:30-8pm on the last Wednesday of the month. For more information call 704-347-3666.
TONIC 1427 E. 4th St. has wine tastings the first Wednesday of every month, 8:30pm-2am. Entry and tastes are free. For more information, call 704-347-2582 after 8pm or visit www.withtonic.com.
UPTOWN GALLERY CRAWL on October 4, 7-10pm, at the Transamerica Atrium will offer a Champagne, Chevre and Mushroom Tasting. Tour Center City's art galleries, learn about and taste Champagnes and sample a variety of dishes centered around cheese and mushroom delicacies. Tickets are $65, for presale only. Call for reservations: 704-846-2520.
WINE DINNER The Wine Shop and Peter James Townhouse Restaurant will offer a wine dinner on October 2, 7pm, at the restaurant. Wines from Robert Craig Winery of Napa Valley will be featured and Robert Craig will be speaking. Cost is $88. Call 704-335-1546 for info or reservations.
THE WINE SHOP 2442 Park Rd. The Great Wines of Tuscany, presented in conjunction with Italian wine specialists Vinifera Imports. The tasting will be held September 26, 7pm. Cost: $30. Call 704-377-5373.
THE WINE GALLERY 8020 Providence Road, offers wine tastings every Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $5 per person. Call 704-544-2455.
WINE TASTINGS AT REID'S 7TH ST. WINE SHOP Every Wednesday night at the Wine Bar from 5:30-7:30pm, very informal. Three wines will be tasted each week. Cost is $10 per person. Call 704-513-7014.
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