• HOT TICKET

Turning ‘Wine to Water’ aim of unique benefit

YOU’VE HEARD the story of Jesus turning water into wine. That’s a trick ordinary folks can’t muster, but it is possible to do the reverse at Wine to Water, a benefit wine tasting to raise money for clean water in the Third World. Fifteen Washington state wines will be sampled, with Terra Cotta Pasta Co. providing light eats.

WHERE: Drift Gallery, 7 Shapleigh Road, Kittery

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday

HOW MUCH: $15 (pay at door by cash or check)

INFO: 540-4510

• CHEAP THRILL

Spirited evening set with bourbon tasting

SAMPLE THE BOURBONS of Kentucky with an expert at a bourbon tasting at the Salt Exchange. Jacob Jasinski, the restaurant’s executive chef, will be serving hors d’oeuvres inspired by the season and the flavors of bourbon.

WHERE: The Salt Exchange, 245 Commercial St., Portland

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: 347-5687