PORTLAND

Organic, sustainable, biodynamic wines class

Learn the differences among organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines in a class at Whole Foods Market that will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan.23.

Bob Hill, Maine state sales manager for RP Imports, will talk about terroir and offer tastes of a variety of these wines. This is a 21-plus event, and identification is required. Register at wfmwineseminar.eventbrite.com.

Whole Foods Market is located at 2 Somerset St. For more information, call 774-7711.

American barleywines tasting at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is holding a tasting of American barleywines, a style of strong ale that originated in England, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

The tasting will include barleywines from around the country, as well as some local brews from Rising Tide, Sebago and Smuttynose. This is a 21-plus event, and identification is required.

Whole Foods Market is located at 2 Somerset St. For more information, call 774-7711.

West End wine walk puts focus on pinot noir

Sommelier Erica Archer will conduct a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of West End restaurants serving various styles of pinot noir.

A Wine Walk in The West End: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25. Guests will taste paired foods, learn tips for pairing food and wine, and hear from the chef/owners of the restaurants.

Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 the day of the event. Call 619-4630 or go to winewiseevents.com.

KITTERY

Rising Tide beer pairs with Robert’s cooking

Robert’s Maine Grill and Rising Tide Brewing Co. are joining up for a Great Food & Craft Beer dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 23.

The four-course dinner costs $60 (price includes tax and gratuity) and includes pairings from Rising Tide Brewing with each course.

For tickets, call 439-0300, email [email protected] or go to bobsclamhut.com/collections/special-events.

 

– Compiled by Meredith Goad, Staff Writer