WINE TASTING: Compare American wines and their European counterparts. 7-8 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.


ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Celebration of the store’s 50th year includes music, food samples and wine tasting. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. German Gourmet, 5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church. 703-379-8080.

COOKBOOK EVENT: As part of the launch of Read Across the Caribbean, authors Dorel Callender (“A Caribbean Mom’s Table”), Andrea Walters (“A Little Taste of Jamaica”) and Marie-Louise Jean and Barbara Christophe (“The Art & Soul of Haitian Cooking”) prepare samples from their cookbooks. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 301-672-4133.

TASTE OF ITALY: The event includes Italian food and music, wine tastings and vineyard tours. Noon-6 p.m. $25 ($20 in advance); $10 children and designated drivers. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Laurent-Perrier champagnes. 7:30 p.m. $200 per couple, not including tax and gratuity. Ici Urban Bistro, 806 15th St. NW. 202-730-8418.


BEER 101: Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing talks about how beer is made, how it pairs with food and how it pairs with cheese. 7 p.m. $40. Cheesetique, 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-706-5300.


BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with food from Mon Ami Gabi, Wildfire, Big Bowl and Community Canteen. 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Big Bowl, 11915 Democracy Dr., Reston. 703-787-8852.

TEQUILA DINNER: Four-course meal paired with 123 Tequila. 6 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2044.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING: Sample 10 wines. Proceeds go to Arlington Food Assistance Center. 6-8 p.m. $15.99. Screwtop Wine Bar and Cheese Shop, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-845-8486.

WINE TASTING: Paul Jameson of the Jameson Wine Experience leads a tasting of wines from Italy’s Piedmont region. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40, including wines and light fare. Twisted Vines, 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 571-482-8581.


BEER DINNER: Five-course meal with Belgian-style beers from Flying Dog Brewery. 6 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Praline Bakery & Bistro, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-8180.


SEPT. 27

BEER DINNER: Tailgate-themed meal. 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110.

BEER DINNER: Five-course meal paired with canned craft beers. 7 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790.

WINE CLASS: Featuring Spain’s tempranillo red grape. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

Becky Krystal

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