SPARKLING WINE TASTING: The Butcher’s Block hosts a tasting of sparkling wines from Janisson & Fils. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-5253.

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: The annual event features a two-day grand tasting with samples from wineries, food vendors and area restaurants. Scheduled for the chef demonstration stage are Scott Drewno of the Source,David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Victor Albisu of BLT Steak, Amy Brandwein of Casa Nonna, Javier Romero of Taberna del Alabardero and more. 2-6 p.m. $85 for Feb. 11 session, $80 for Feb. 12 session or $145 for both. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-505-4933.


COCKTAIL CLASS: Scofflaw’s Den hosts a class on bitters. 5:30 p.m. $45. Last Exit, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 703-618-8633.

FOOD AND DRINK IN MEDIEVAL CYPRUS: Food historian William Woys Weaver will speak about his research for a future book. Presented by Culinary Historians of Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979.


CHOCOLATE, CHEESE AND BUBBLY: The Cheese Course hosts a class on six seasonal cheeses paired with three wines and other accompaniments. 7 p.m. The event repeats Feb. 20. $49. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809.

WINE DINNER: A five-course dinner features wines from Franciscan Estate and Mount Veeder Winery. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.


TUESDAY TEA: A traditional Victorian tea offers sandwiches, scones, desserts and historic blends. A guided tour follows the tea. 1-3 p.m. $25. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.


FEB. 17

CHOPIN VODKA DINNER: A four-course meal will be paired with several varieties of vodka. 7-10 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988.

FEB. 19

CELEBRITY SURF ’N’ TURF DINNER: A three-course dinner with current and former Redskins players; proceeds benefit A GRAN Foundation. 6 p.m. $400; reserve by Feb. 14. The Palm, 1225 19th St. NW. 202-222-0500.

FEB. 21

ST. JUDE GOURMET GALA: More than 40 chefs from area restaurants will offer samples and compete for a taster’s choice award during this fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $350 (tax-deductible). National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 800-336-3083.

WINE DINNER: A four-course dinner pits French wines against Italian wines. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110.

Becky Krystal

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