• HOT TICKET

Wine dinner, with expert pairings

MEET ACCLAIMED wine guru Terry Thiese, author of the new book “Reading Between the Wines,” at an exclusive five-course wine dinner at Bar Lola.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Bar Lola, 100 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $100 per person, includes five-course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity

INFO: For reservations, call 775-5652.

• CHEAP THRILL

Mrfffm: This is one sweet deal

IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN to one of these brownie tastings, you’re missing out. At Simply Divine Brownies’ Stocking Stuffer Tasting Party, you can sample the brownies you might want to send for holiday gifts before you buy them. Brownies come in 35 flavors and toppings.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Simply Divine Brownies, Village Station, 7 Mill St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.simplydivinebrownies.com