Tastings

Avondale Wine & Cheese: 813B Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wine-and-cheese tastings 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, $5.

Boone Hall Farms: Free weekly wine tasting at Boone Hall Farms Market, 2521 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. 856-8154. 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Bull St. Gourmet: Wine/beer tastings first and third Thursdays of the month, 6-8 p.m. $5. Call 336-1720.

Carpentier's: 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. 884-9386. 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails: 1968 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant. 844-1177. Wine and cocktail specials 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Crushed Fine Wine: 716 S. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Flight of five wines, $5. 5-7 p.m. Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. 856-1156.

Gaslight Art and Wine Gallery: 211 Meeting St., international boutique wine flights Monday-Saturday. www.gaslightartandwine.com or 723-2870.

In Good Taste: 1901 Ashley River Road. 5-7 p.m. Friday; 2-4 p.m. Saturday. $1. 763-5597.

Irvin-House Vineyards: 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. 559-6867, www.charlestonwine.com. Wine tastings 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; Firefly Distillery vodka and rum tastings 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday. Free wine tours 2 p.m. Saturdays.

O'Hara & Flynn: 225 Meeting St. 534-1916. Esoteric wine tastings daily until 7 p.m. Three for $5.

Samos Taverna: 819 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. 869-6619. Tastings with a focus on the Mediterranean, 5-7 p.m. Mondays. $5.

Social: 188 East Bay St. Nightly wine flights $10-$15. Visit www.socialwinebar.com or call 577-5665.

Ted's Butcherblock: 334 East Bay St. 577-0094. 5-7 p.m. Friday tastings, $5. Boutique wines, artisan cheeses, hors d'oeuvres.

Total Wine: Crossroads Plaza, Ashley River Road. Tastings 4-7 p.m. Fridays and noon-6 p.m. Saturdays.

Water's Edge Restaurant: 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant. 6-8 p.m. Thursday. 10 selections, $15. 884-4074.

Wine Awhile: 1039 S.C. Highway 41 in the Station 41 Shopping Center, Mount Pleasant. 881-3155 or www.wineawhile.com.

WineStyles: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 388-8233. Thursday tastings 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Friday flights 4-8 p.m.; Saturday tastings 2-7 p.m. Free for Wine Club members, $5 nonmembers.

The Wine Shop: 3 Lockwood Drive, City Marina. Regular tastings 5-7 p.m. Friday, six wines for $5.

Dinners/events

Beer dinner: Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ, 2209 Middle St., Sullivan's Island, will host a Stone Brewing Co. beer dinner at 6: 30 p.m. today. Reception and a four-course meal paired with beers, along with live music. $50, including souvenir glass. Reservations required; call 883-3131. Note: Regular menu not available that night.

Wine dinner: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St., 724-3815. High Cotton pays tribute to Tre Bicchieri wines at a wine dinner today, part of a weeklong celebration of the restaurant's 10-year anniversary. The dinner will be hosted by Laura DePasquale, one of the very few female master sommeliers in the world. Begins at 6:30 p.m. with an hors d'oeuvres reception, followed by a four-course dinner with pairings of Tre Bicchieri award-winning wines. Wines by the bottle will be pre-sold at the event, in limited quantities. $85 plus tax and gratuity; reservations required. Full menu online at www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com.

Bourbon Beer Dinner: Monthly craft beer dinner at Ted's Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., will feature four bourbon-inspired courses paired with four craft beers. Thursday, 7-9 p.m., $30. RSVP required. Call 577-0094.

Blessing of the vine: Irvin-House Vineyards is hosting its Blessing of the Vine Festival from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Live music, barbecue, food and crafts from local vendors, a chili cook-off contest and Irvin-House wine. The blessing will be at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per car. The vineyard is at 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island.

Wine FEst, Sale: Charleston Harbour Club and Vidalco host the first Wine Fest and Sales Event from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Harbour Club. $10 members, $15 general admission or $20 at the door. $10 for VIP tasting, specially selected wines in a private room. Food will complement the white, rose, red and sparkling wines. Prizes and drawings will be held throughout the tasting. Call 723-9680 or e-mail mc.hemingway@ourclub.com for tickets.

Bacon, Eggs & Beer: Hominy Grill and The Charleston Beer Exchange will celebrate a dual anniversary with a special Bacon, Eggs & Beer: The Beer for Breakfast Dinner, 6 p.m. Sunday. Menu highlights include oyster and bacon stuffed french toast, duck sausages with fried apples and buckwheat pancakes, grass-fed steak and eggs and a beer float with caramel ice cream. Hominy Grill will be closed to the general public for the event and seating is limited. $55. Call 937-0930 or e-mail beerdinner@hominygrill.com for information or reservations.

Bubble Tasting: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road, hosts its annual Bubble Tasting 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18. Includes multiple vendors and food. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Couples $40 in advance, $50 at door. Call 763-5597.

Wine dinner: The Red Pepper Italian Eatery at 709 N. Main St. in Summerville is hosting a five-course food-and-wine dinner at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Five Italian wines will be paired with dinner. $50 plus tax and tip. Call 873-8600 for reservations.

Wine Strolls: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, hosts a Wine Stroll through the gardens 5:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday through November. $10, 556-6020.

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