Open Winery Day invites us to enjoy Maine’s wines

The third annual Open Winery Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at participating wineries around Maine.

Wineries will host complimentary tastings, tours, artisanal food samplings, food and wine pairings, wine-making demonstrations and special events during this celebration that’s sponsored by the Maine Winery Guild.

Once held in September, the event has been moved to early June as a way of “kicking off” the winery season and to encourage Mainers to get out and enjoy the state’s wineries before the tourist season is in full swing.

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‘Craft’ documentary on tap with Allagash beer and food

“Craft,” a beer documentary from filmmaker and cicerone Craig Noble, will be screened in the new brew house at Allagash Brewing Co. at 7:30 p.m. June 6.

Portland will be the second stop on the film’s East Coast tour. The film follows Noble on a coast-to-coast trip that includes an apprenticeship at a farm brewery and beer schooling in Vermont. Noble will be present at the Portland screening and answer questions afterward.

There also will be a small-batch beer available that was inspired by and made exclusively for the film. Ana’s Mobile Gourmet food truck will serve El Salvadoran food.

Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale through Allagash Brewing, 50 Industrial Way.

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Crawfish boil set for Sunday outside at Po’ Boys & Pickles

Po’ Boys & Pickles, 1124 Forest Ave., will host its third annual Parking Lot Crawfish Boil from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The restaurant will serve fresh Louisiana crawfish and homemade bread pudding, along with Shipyard beers on special. Live music will be provided by Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies.

For more information, call 518-9735.

Vignola Cinque Terre dinner puts Sangiovese in spotlight

Vignola Cinque Terre, 10 Dana St., will showcase the versatility of Sangiovese, known as the king of Tuscan wine, at a wine dinner June 19.

Guests will taste five styles of Sangiovese, paired with small entrees, over the course of the evening.

For more information on cost and menu, call 772-1330.