MEET THE WINEMAKER: A tasting with Peter Devison of Efeste Winery from Washington state. 7-8:30 p.m. $49, not including tax. Grape + Bean, 118 S. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-664-0214.


WINE DINNER: Seven courses paired with Virginia wines. 7 p.m. $165, including tax and gratuity. Marcel’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-296-1166.


ANNAPOLIS OYSTER ROAST AND SOCK BURNING: Museum fundraiser with oysters, boat rides, live music and a sock burning to mark the Spring Equinox and arrival of boating season. Noon-4 p.m. $30 ($25 in advance); free for children 12 and younger. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis. 410-295-0104.

CHEESETOPIA: Demos, cheese samples and speed-pairing-and-plating classes. 2-5 p.m. Free. Balducci’s, 10323 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda; 600 Franklin St., Alexandria; and 6655 Old Dominion Dr., McLean.

PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD & WINE: Wines paired with seasonal cherry blossom-inspired bites. 3-5 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. 202-789-1234.

VINTAGE HAT TEA: Afternoon tea, followed by a docent-guided tour of the mansion. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.


BOOK TALK: Chef-restaurateur Cathal Armstrong of Alexandria’s Restaurant Eve discusses his new book, “My Irish Table: Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.


COOKBOOK EVENT: Reception, cocktails and a talk by Lolis Eric Elie, author of “Treme: Stories and Recipes From the Heart of New Orleans.” 6:30-9 p.m. Food offered from dinner menu; reservations required. Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW. 202-332-9672.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring pairings by women winemakers from California. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.


BEER VS. WINE SMACKDOWN: Five courses, each paired with wine from Breaux Vineyards and beer from Flying Dog Brewery. Diners choose their favorite for each course. 6:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-6300.

COOKBOOK EVENT: JuJu Harris and Pamela Hess from the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture discuss and sign copies of “The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook.” 7 p.m. Free. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.


WINE CLASS: Students learn about pinot noirs and chardonnays from Burgundy. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with wines of Vignobles Comtes von Neipperg. 6:30 p.m. $129 ($59 without wine pairings), not including tax and gratuity. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776.

WINE DINNER: Four courses with wines from Sunset Hills Vineyard. 7 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-726-1449.

Becky Krystal

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