On Monday, Society Fair presents an “Homage to Fromage” class featuring cheeses from Essex St. Cheese. (Christoph Ruckstuhl/Associated Press)

WINE TASTING: Twenty-two Rhone Ranger-member wineries pour more than 80 wines. VIP session includes appetizers and an extended tasting. 5:30-9 p.m. $55-$90. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. www.rhonerangers.org.

WINE TASTING: Five summer wines available for a guided tasting with chef-sommelier Danny Lledo. 5-8 p.m. $15. Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-4304. slatewinebar.com.


BBQ, BLUES & BREWS: Second annual event features barbecue paired with beer and live music. 6:30-9 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

BORDEAUX BLENDING COMPETITION: Participants learn about blending varietals to create a Bordeaux-style wine, then watch as their creations are judged by an expert panel. Part of the inaugural Virginia Festival hosted by America Eats Tavern. 6:30 p.m. $50. America Eats Tavern, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 415-231-6267. bso.sh/1RkDX0N.

GREAT LAKES BREWING CLASS & PAIRING: Attendees learn about Great Lakes Brewing while sampling beer and food pairings. 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax. 703-653-1600. www.wegmans.com.

PINOT NOIR TASTING: A blind tasting featuring pinot noir from Burgundy, Oregon, California, New Zealand and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $85. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. 301-467-7927. www.capitalwineschool.com.


BALTIMORE WINE FEST: The festival gathers more than 120 wines from around the world, plus food from local restaurants and live music. Noon-7 p.m. $10-$38. Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St., Baltimore. 410-409-7123. www.baltimorewinefest.com.

BEER DINNER: The menu is paired with beer from Old Bust Head Brewing, with live bluegrass to entertain. 6 p.m. $75. Airlie Center, 6809 Airlie Rd., Warrenton. 540-341-3299. www.airlie.com.

COCKTAILS AND BOOK SIGNING: A cocktail reception and book signing with chef-owner Patrick O’Connell, author of “The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession.” 6-8:30 p.m. $95. Sycamore Gardens at Willowsford, 23506 Founders Dr., Ashburn. 571-297-2000. bit.ly/1B1zYSt.

NOVA BREWFEST: The event features seasonal beer from Virginia microbreweries, plus food, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $25. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 703-923-0800. www.novabrewfest.com.


FARM DINNER: A four-course family-style dinner from chef Rob Rubba. 4-8 p.m. $141-$157. Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. 571-384-8845. arcadiafood.org.


CHEESE CLASS: Participants learn about and taste products from Essex Street Cheese. 6-9 p.m. $35. Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-683-3247. store.societyfair.net.

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Single-elimination tournament of chefs from the Baltimore-Washington area. A portion of the proceeds benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 5:30 p.m. $25. Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore Doubletree Hotel, 4 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore. www.masondixonmasterchef.com.


PERUVIAN TASTING TABLE: Six-course tasting menu paired with pisco cocktails and wine. 6:30 p.m. $100-$131. Ocopa, 1324 H St. NE. 415-231-6267. bso.sh/1FoEPxj.

WINE DINNER: Special menu pitting Old World vs. New World wine pairings. 6-9 p.m. $140, not including tax and gratuity. Goodstone Inn and Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg. 540-587-3333. goodstoneblog.com.



COOKING DEMO: The class focuses on making sweet and savory pies and tarts with local summer produce. Noon-1:30 p.m. $30-$35. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. bit.ly/1KXwBPS.

DINNER WITH DAVID GUAS: The chef and owner of the Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery in Arlington shares stories and signs copies of his latest book, “Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro.” 6:45-8:45 p.m. $75-$90. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org.


TASTE OF MARYLAND: The event features a presentation on Maryland’s food traditions, as well as traditional Maryland favorites. RSVP by June 21. 4:30-6 p.m. $12-$15. Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St., Port Tobacco. restoreporttobacco.wordpress.com.

Kara Elder

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