Wine calendar: Mancan rose launch party, Jukebox Monday Night Plates, Tequilas and Tapas at Flemings, winemaker nights, more

Our weekly wine calendar has info on Mancan rose launch party, Monday Night Plates at Jukebox, Tequilas and Tapas at Flemings Prime Steakhouse and many other tastings, dinners, events and winemaker meet-and-greets.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Mancan rose launch party is scheduled, Tequilas and Tapas will be held at Fleming’s, Monday Night Plates at Jukebox is set, and there are many other tastings and winemaker meet-and-greets coming up in Northeast Ohio. Wine-dinner prices usually do not include tax and tip. Deadline to submit info is Thursday; email me. Cheers!

APRIL

Tuesday, April 17: Hard Rock Rocksino will hold a Zinfandel wine dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 ($55, dinner only). Wines to be served: Paso Robles White Zinfandel, Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel, Titus Napa Valley Zinfandel, Michael David Lust Zinfandel, Four Vines Paso Robles Zinfandel. For reservations, email Kosars@hrrnp.com or call 330-908-7602. It’s at 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield.

Tuesday, April 17: The Wine Mill will feature Frank Family Vineyards at a dinner at 6 p.m. Megan deZendegui of Frank Family Vineyards and Jamie Boyd from Tramonte Distributors will guide the tasting of the Napa Valley, California, wines. Cost is $57. Wines to be served: 2016 Carneros Pinot Noir, 2016 Carneros Chardonnay, 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Brut Rose. (Frank Family wines often make my annual high-end wine roundup before the end-of-the-year holidays.) Call for reservations, 234-571-2594. The Wine Mill is at 4964 Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula.

Wednesday, April 18: Pat O’Brien’s Fine Wines and Spirits will host Newton Vineyards of Napa Valley, California, at Sara’s Place at 7 p.m. Winemaker Alberto Bianchi is scheduled to attend. Taste unfiltered wines as well as three new single-vineyard Cabernets from Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain and Yountville. Seven wines will be paired with food. Cost is $140 (includes tax and tip). Seating is limited. Sara’s Place is at 1501 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills. For reservations, email finewines@patobriens.net or call 216-831-8680.

Wednesday, April 18: Western Reserve Wines will hold a Duckhorn and Calera tasting with Scott Finaly 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Reservations are required for the sit-down tasting; email info@westernreservewines.com. It’s at 28300 Miles Road, Solon. Wines to be served: 2017 Duckhorn Decoy Rose, $16.99; 2015 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay, $21.99; 2016 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc, $25.99; 2015 Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir, $29.99; 2014 Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir, $49.99; 2014 Duckhorn Canvasback Cabernet, $34.99; and 2014 Duckhorn Merlot, $49.99.

Wednesday, April 18: North Coast Wine Club will hold a tasting of Chardonnay at 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about how diverse the varietal can be. Includes light snacks. The club holds a “wine of the month” tasting series the third Wednesday of every month. The club meets at 30700 Bainbridge Road, Solon. The tastings sell out; email info@northcoastwineclub.net for availability and details.

Wednesday, April 18: Momocho will hold a four-course dinner featuring Suavecito tequilas and margaritas. Happy-hour reception begins at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. Includes craft tequila cocktails, samples, autographed bottle raffles and guest speaker. Cost is $65 pre-paid plus tax and tip. Call for reservations, 216-694-2122. Momocho is at 1835 Fulton Road, Cleveland.

Wednesday, April 18: Heinen’s will hold Meet the Winemaker from Faust 6:30-8 p.m. Jen Beloz from Faust Winery will share stories about Faust, Cline Cellars, Ravenswood and The Prisoner Wine Co. Wines will be paired with four courses of chef-prepared food. Cost is $35. It’s at 20 Shopping Center Dr., Chagrin Falls.

Wednesday, April 18: Dante will hold a five-course Burgess wine dinner hosted by Steven Burgess, president and vintner of Burgess Cellars at 7 p.m. Cost is $95. For reservations call 216-274-1200 or email events@danteboccuzzi.com. Wines to be served: 2015 Chardonnay, 2007 Library Release Cabernet, 2013 Cabernet, 2013 Mountaineer Red Blend, 2009 Estate Vineyard Reserve and Lustau East India Sherry. It’s at 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, April 19: Grapes under Glass wine event kicks off its four-day run with a dinner at Heinen’s and the Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland. It will be at the Heinen’s rotunda, adjacent to the Metropolitan at the 9 at Euclid Avenue and E. 9th Street in downtown Cleveland.

Thursday, April 19: Vaccaro’s Trattoria will hold a wallet-friendly wines dinner – five wines and five courses for $55 at 6:30 p.m. No wine is priced more than $15. Call 330-666-5158. Vaccaro’s is 1000 at Ghent Road, Akron.

Thursday, April 19: The Wine Spot will host Wine Trends Executive Vice President Brent Wagener, who will guide a tasting of four small California producers. It’s at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 plus tax and tip. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Thursday, April 19: Alley Cat will hold a winemaker dinner featuring Randall Grahm and Bonny Doon Vineyard at 7 p.m. Cost is $95. Six wines will be paired with dishes: Le Cigare Blanc, Clos de Gilroy, Le Pousseur, A Proper Claret, Le Cigare Volant and Vin Gris de Cigare. Alley Cat is in the Flats East Bank, 1056 Old River Road, Cleveland. Call 216-574-9999 for reservations.

Thursday, April 19: Tartine Bistro will hold a Paul Hobbs wine dinner with Matt Hobbs at 7 p.m. Each paired course has been chosen by the restaurant’s guests via Facebook. Wines to be served: Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay, Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Vina Cobos Felino Malbec, Crocus L’Atelier Malbec de Cahors, Crossbarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cost is $125 plus tax and tip. Call for reservations, 440-331-0800. It’s at 19110 Detroit Road, Rocky River.

Friday, April 20: Grapes under Glass wine event’s second of four days will feature a California Blue Chip wine dinner at Heinen’s and the Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland. It will be at the Heinen’s rotunda, adjacent to the Metropolitan at the 9 at Euclid Avenue and E. 9th Street in downtown Cleveland.

Friday, April 20: The Wine Spot will feature the wines of Bonny Doon and winemaker Randall Gram 6-9 p.m. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Friday, April 20: The Olde Wine Cellar will feature a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes samples, notes and cheese. The Olde Wine Cellar is at 7932 Main St., Olmsted Falls. Call 440-427-1222.

Friday, April 20: Wines from CLE Urban Winery will be offered for 25-cent sample charge 4-7 p.m. at Heinen’s, 20 Shopping Center Dr., Chagrin Falls.

Friday, April 20: Papa Joe’s will hold a California vs Oregon Battle of the Pinot Noirs 7-10 p.m. Family-style Pacific Coast entrees will be paired with wines. Cost is $85. Call 330-923-7999. Papa Joe’s is at 1561 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron.

 Friday, April 20: M Cellars will hold a spring wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring the chefs of Rennick Meat Market. Cost is $145 per couple plus tax and tip. (Event is pre-paid and non-refundable.) Email tara@mcellars.com. Wines to be served: Gewurztraminer, Rose, Chardonnay, Meritage and Brut Rose. M Cellars is at 6193 S. River Road, Geneva.

Friday, April 20: Heinen’s will hold a tasting of wines from Sobon Winery 3-5 p.m. Paul Sobon of the Plymouth, California, winery will talk and sign purchased bottles. Cost is 25 cents per pour. It’s at 434 Dover Center Road, Bay Village.

Friday, April 20: Buehler’s will hold Wine Down Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Cot is 50 cents per sample, limit four. It’s at two Medina locations – 275 Forest Meadows Dr. and 3626 Medina Road – and 175 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth.

Saturday, April 21: Grapes under Glass wine event’s third of four days will feature educational and tasting seminars at Heinen’s and the Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland. It will be at the Heinen’s rotunda, adjacent to the Metropolitan at the 9 at Euclid Avenue and E. 9th Street in downtown Cleveland.

Saturday, April 21: The Olde Wine Cellar will feature a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting at 11 a.m. Cost is $15 and includes samples, notes and cheese. The Olde Wine Cellar is at 7932 Main St., Olmsted Falls. Call 440-427-1222.

Saturday, April 21: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will host Great Wines of the Great Northwest 7:30-9:30 p.m. Train departs from Rockside Station. Sip wine from Oregon and Washington as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Tickets start at $60 and include commemorative glass. Seating is assigned.

Saturday, April 21: Western Reserve Wines will hold a tasting of earthy wines for Earth Day 2-5 p.m. While many reds are considered “earthy,” some whites are characterized by mineral or soil aromas. Darryl Spansky of Cutting Edge distributors will guide the tasting. Cost is $10 and includes nibbles. It’s at 28300 Miles Road, Solon.

Saturday, April 21: Heinen’s will hold Oregon Wines – Not Just Pinot Noir! tasting noon to 4 p.m. Foris Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon will be poured. It’s at 8482 E. Washington St., Bainbridge.

Sunday, April 22: Grapes under Glass wine event’s finale will feature a Champagne brunch in downtown Cleveland. It’s a joint event between Heinen’s and the Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland. Tickets prices and details are in the works.

Tuesday, April 24: Pier W has a four-course Tour of Italy dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $95. Wines to be served: Il Folio Prosecco Extra Dry, Veneto; 2014 Passorosso Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese, Sicily; 2012 Felsina Rancia Sangiovese Chianti Classico Riserva; 2008 Marco Cecchini Picolit Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Tuesday, April 24: A Canalway Partners Wine Dinner Benefit is 6:30 p.m. at LockKeepers with Claudio Salvador of Specialty Wine Co. and Firelands Winery of Sandusky. Reception is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $75. Call 216-524-9404 to reserve. Wines to be served: Erbaluce di Caluso, Di Filippo Grechetto, Umbria; Damiano Ciolli Silene Cesanese, Lazio; Di Filippo Sagrantino, Umbria; Giacomo Rosso Settesoli, Umbria; Contero Brachetto, Piedmont.

Wednesday, April 25: Sara’s Place will host David Shiverick of David Shiverick Wine Imports. Taste wines from small-production European wineries paired with Sara’s courses at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60. It’s at 1501 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills. Call 440-423-1000 for reservations.

Wednesday, April 25: D’Agnese’s at White Pond will hold a wine dinner featuring John Bee from John Bee and Famiglia Wines at 6 p.m. Cost is $60. Wines to be served: 2015 Carlo Giacosa Barbera d’Alba, 2014 Carema Riserva, 2014 Marco Porello Roero, 2013 Carlo Giacosa Montefico Barbaresco, 2014 Carlo Giacosa Silvarosa Langhe Rosato. D’Agnese’s is at 566 White Pond Dr., Akron.

Wednesday, April 25: Astoria Cafe & Market will celebrate Foods and Sherries of Andalucia at 6 p.m. Cost is $95. It’s at 5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, April 26: Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern is planning a Highway 12 Winery wine dinner. The winery is in California. Cost is $50. Blue Canyon is at 8960 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg. Call 330-486-2583 for time and wines.

Thursday, April 26: Mallorca will hold a Wine and Dine in the Dark Again dinner at 6 p.m. The event – expected to sell out – is a multi-course meal including wine. Cost is $75 plus tax and tip. Diners will experience the dishes and wines in the dark. Mallorca is at 1390 W. 9th St., Cleveland. Call 216-687-9494.

Thursday, April 26: Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern will hold a five-course Highway 12 wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60 plus tax and tip. Call 330-486-BLUE (2583) and reference ‘wine dinner’. Reservations are required. Wines to be served: 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Carneros Highway Chardonnay, 2015 Carneros Highway Pinot Noir, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Sonoma Red Blend.

Thursday, April 26: Mancan – the Cleveland company that produces wine in a can – will have its Rose launch party on the Nano Brew patio 5-8 p.m. It’s at 1859 W. 25th St., Cleveland.

Thursday, April 26: Ken Stewart’s Grille will hold a five-course tasting featuring Somerston Wine Co. at 6:30 p.m. Co-founder and director of winemaking Craig Becker will guide the tasting. Cost is $95. Reservations required; call 330-697-6917. Wines to be served: Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc, Priest Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Priest Ranch Cabernet, Somerston Celestial Cabernet Sauvignon and Priest Ranch Petite Sirah. It’s at 1970 W. Market St., Akron.

Thursday, April 26: The Galaxy will hold an Eagle Eye Winery tasting 7-9:30 p.m. Bill and Roxanne Wolf of the Napa Valley, California, winery will guide the tasting of seven wines in the cellar room. Cost is $45. Call 330-334-3663. It’s at 201 Park Centre Dr., Wadsworth.

Friday, April 27: The Culinary Institute at the Chef’s Garden will hold Uncorked: Discovering Sake 6:30-9:30 p.m. The folks at the institute they recently tasted Sakes that “shattered” their pre-conceived notions. The six-course dinner will be guided by Jonathan Edwards, a Sake specialist based in Chicago with importer-distributor Vine Connections. Doors open at 6:30, presentation begins at 7, dinner is served by 7:30. Cost: Dinner with pairing is $144. Without pairing is $84. Tips are included. CVI is at 12304 Mudbrook Road, Milan. It’s about 57 miles from downtown Cleveland.

Friday, April 27: The Olde Wine Cellar will feature a tasting of blends at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes samples, notes and cheese. The Olde Wine Cellar is at 7932 Main St., Olmsted Falls. Call 440-427-1222.

Friday, April 27: Western Reserve Wines will hold Ladies Night Out 6-9 p.m. The open-house event costs is $15 and includes nibbles. Vendors (skin care, cooking, jewelry, etc.) will be present along with wine-glass painting. Wines will be presented by Wine Trends’ Rachel Bilczo. Men also are welcomed. It’s at 28300 Miles Road, Solon.

Friday, April 27: Buehler’s will hold Wine Down Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per sample, limit four. It’s at two Medina locations – 275 Forest Meadows Dr. and 3626 Medina Road – and 175 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth.

Friday, April 27: West Point Market will hold a Wines of Spain and Portugal tasting 7-9 p.m. Twenty wines – reds, whites, Sherries, Ports and Cavas – from the Iberian Peninsula will be poured. Cost is $35 advance, $40 at the door. Call 330-864-2151 for reservations. It’s at 33 Shiawassee Ave., Akron.

Saturday, April 28: The Olde Wine Cellar will feature a tasting of blends at 11 a.m. Cost is $15 and includes samples, notes and cheese. The Olde Wine Cellar is at 7932 Main St., Olmsted Falls. Call 440-427-1222.

Saturday, April 28: Western Reserve Wines will hold an Italy vs. France tasting 2-5 p.m. Maggie Harrison of Vintage Wines will guide the tasting. Cost is $10 and includes nibbles. It’s at 28300 Miles Road, Solon.

Monday, April 30: Jukebox will host Monday Night Plates 7-9:30 p.m. The event includes a wine flight paired with each course. Cost is $28. It’s at 1404 W. 29th St., Cleveland.

MAY

Wednesday, May 2: CLE Urban Winery will hold a White Wine Sensory Class. 7-8:30 Learn about flavor profiles in a “hands-on and nose-on” way. Class is $20 and includes samples. CLE Urban Winery is at 2180 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Wednesday, May 2: Heinen’s will hold Wines of France Series 6:30-8 p.m. This is the first of five consecutive weeks for the French wine sampling. Each week will explore different regions and include French cheeses. Cost is $100 for all five classes via Eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Wednesday, May 2: The Wine Spot will hold a tasting of Linne Calodo wines from Paso Robles, California, 6-8 p.m. Check the website for details. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Thursday, May 3: Ruth’s Chris Steak House will hold its third of six TasteMaker Dinners with wine pairings. The third five-course dinner will feature Freemark Abbey wines of California. Seating is limited; call 216-539-8404 for reservations and price. (There is a fee if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.) Ruth’s Chris is at 200 Public Square, Cleveland.

Thursday, May 3: The Wine Spot is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with a tasting 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in May. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Thursday, May 3: Urban Farmer will feature Jackson Family Estates Wine 5:30-8:30 p.m. Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien is scheduled to attend. Flights and small bites will be served. Cost is $50 and includes complimentary valet. Register via eventbrite.

Thursday, May 3: Heinen’s will hold a Merry Edwards virtual tasting 6:30-8 p.m. Winemaker Merry Edwards will video-conference during the tasting to talk about her wines, which will be paired with food. Cost is $35. It’s at 20 Shopping Center Dr., Chagrin Falls.

Friday, May 4: Rozi’s will have a five-course dinner featuring Caymus Vineyards and Chef Jim Perko 5-9 p.m. Cost is $75. Rozi’s is at 14900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.

Friday, May 4: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse will hold Tequilas and Tapas at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50.

Call 330-670-5200 to reserve. Fleming’s is at 4000 Medina Road, Akron. To be served:

* Margarita with passion fruit, cinnamon, Sauza Anejo and powdered sugar rim

* Milagro Reposado with lime wedge and salted rim, served neat

* Classic Paloma with Patron Silver and fresh-squeezed grapefruit

* Espresso Martini with Patron XO Cafe, chilled coffee, Baileys and sugar rim

Saturday, May 5: Jonesing for a wine fest? Take the 135-mile jaunt from downtown Cleveland to Heinz Field for the 16th annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Grand tasting is 7-9 p.m. for $125; VIP tasting is 5-7 p.m. for $250.

Saturday, May 5: North Coast Wine Club will be bottling Chilean wines – Carmenere and Malbec – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New members are welcome. Email info@northcoastwineclub.net. The club meets at 30700 Bainbridge Road, Solon.

Saturday, May 5: Heinen’s will hold Sonoma County: Out of The Fire! 2-4 p.m. to support California’s wine industry with a tasting of six wines from the Sonoma region. Buy tickets in advance via Eventbrite. Cost is $15. It’s at the 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Monday, May 7: Reservations deadline for Buehler’s Spanish Splendor wine tasting on Thursday, May 10. Cost is $20. Call 330-725-0535. It’s at 275 Forest Meadows, Medina.

Wednesday, May 9: Heinen’s will hold Wines of France Series 6:30-8 p.m. This is the second of five consecutive weeks for the French wine sampling. Each week will explore different regions and include French cheeses. Cost is $100 for all five classes via Eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, May 10: The Wine Spot is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with a tasting 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in May. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Thursday, May 10: Buehler’s will hold a Spanish Splendor wine tasting 7-9 p.m. They are billed as “interesting varietals that pack a punch in quality but aren’t hard on your wallet.” Cost is $20. Reservations required by Monday, May 7. Call 330-725-0535. It’s at 275 Forest Meadows, Medina.

Friday, May 11: Heinen’s will hold Bouquet of “Roses” 6-8 p.m. Sample a dozen roses. Call for reservations and price, 440-449-4478. It’s at 860 Som Center Road, Mayfield Village.

Friday, May 11: Heinen’s will hold A Bouquet of Roses 6-8 p.m. Taste 12 pink wines from various regions and varietals paired with cheeses. Cost is $15. It’s at 20 Shopping Center Dr., Chagrin Falls.

Friday, May 11: Heinen’s will hold Roses from around the World tasting 6:30-8 p.m. Wines will be paired with assorted cheeses. Cost is $15. Call for reservations, 440-740-0535. It’s at 8383 Chippewa Road, Brecksville.

Saturday, May 12: The Wine Spot will feature 2017 Rose wines 4-7 p.m. at its annual tasting. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Saturday, May 12: Heinen’s will feature wines for mom noon-4 p.m. Several wine representatives will pour whites, reds and roses. It’s at 8482 E. Washington St., Bainbridge.

Saturday, May 12: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will host RedHead and L’uva Bella wines 7:30-9:30 p.m. Train departs from Rockside Station. Sip wine as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Tickets start at $60 and include commemorative glass. Seating is assigned.

Saturday, May 12: Amy’s Arbors will hold a Bourbon tasting at 7 p.m. The one-hour educational tasting includes four premium bourbons and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $40. (April’s event sold out.) It’s at 6735 Center Road, Valley City.

Saturday, May 12: Heinen’s will hold Champagne Campaign: Champagne and Cheese for Mom noon to 3 p.m. Taste six sparkling wines paired with assorted cheeses. Cost is $10. It’s at 20 Shopping Center Dr., Chagrin Falls.

Saturday, May 12: Heinen’s will hold A Bouquet of Roses wine tasting 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Taste still and sparkling Roses from around the world. Cheese and crackers will be served. Cost is 25 cents per pour. It’s at 35980 Detroit Ave., Avon.

Saturday, May 12: Heinen’s will hold a Wines for Mom noon to 4 p.m. Several wine reps will guide the tasting of whites, reds and roses. It’s at 8482 E. Washington Road, Bainbridge.

Wednesday, May 16: Heinen’s will hold Wines of France Series 6:30-8 p.m. This is the third of five consecutive weeks for the French wine sampling. Each week will explore different regions and include French cheeses. Cost is $100 for all five classes via Eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, May 17: The Wine Spot is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with a tasting 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in May. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Friday, May 18: Heinen’s will hold a Wine vs. Beer Brawl 6-8 p.m. Choose your favorites in a blind tasting of three wines and three beers. Buy tickets in advance via Eventbrite. Cost is $15. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Wednesday, May 23: Heinen’s will hold Wines of France Series 6:30-8 p.m. This is the fourth of five consecutive weeks for the French wine sampling. Each week will explore different regions and include French cheeses. Cost is $100 for all five classes via Eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, May 24: The Wine Spot is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with a tasting 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in May. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Wednesday, May 30: Heinen’s will hold Wines of France Series 6:30-8 p.m. This is the fifth of five consecutive weeks for the French wine sampling. Each week will explore different regions and include French cheeses. Cost is $100 for all five classes via Eventbrite. It’s at 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Thursday, May 31: The Wine Spot is celebrating Oregon Wine Month with a tasting 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in May. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

JUNE

Friday, June 1: The opening night of the two-day WVIZ Grand Tastings and Seminars is scheduled. Main tasting is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets include hearty apps, desserts, souvenir glass and plate, silent auction and subscription to Wine Spectator. Tickets are $75; designated-driver tickets are $50. Ideastream is at 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Saturday, June 2: The second of the two-day WVIZ Grand Tastings and Seminars are scheduled. Main tasting is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets include hearty apps, desserts, souvenir glass and plate, silent auction and subscription to Wine Spectator. Tickets are $75; designated-driver tickets are $50. Five educational and topic-focused seminars are at 1 and 4 p.m. and range from $40 to $100. Chef Jacques Pepin will host a food demonstration at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. A limited number of tickets are available for a VIP dinner with Pepin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $300. Ideastream is at 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Saturday, June 2: CLE Urban Winery will hold a Food and Wine Pairing Basics Class 3-4:30 p.m. While there is no art to pairing wine with food, there is a science underlying certain matchups, for good and not-so-good. Class is $25 and includes wine and food. CLE Urban Winery is at 2180 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Wednesday, June 12: The annual Fete d’ Ete is returning to Cleveland. Bike-route stops include Greenhouse Tavern, Collision Bend Brewing Co. and Toast. It’s hosted by Anne Amie Vineyards, a family-owned winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It’s a series of progressive winemaker dinners. (Fete d’ Ete means “summer party.”) The dinner-party bicyclists will hit five restaurants on the casual ride that will encompass no more than 12 total miles. At each restaurant, chefs will pair a dish with one wine. Cost is $89 and includes a t-shirt. Guests provide their own bicycle. Details can be found on Facebook; tickets are via eventbrite.

Saturday, June 23: North Coast Wine Club will hold its third annual summer garden party. Email info@northcoastwineclub.net for details.

Saturday, June 23: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will host Around the World in Five Wines 7:30-9:30 p.m. Train departs from Rockside Station. Sip wine as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Tickets start at $60 and include commemorative glass. Seating is assigned.

Thursday, June 21: Ruth’s Chris Steak House will hold its fourth of six TasteMaker Dinners with wine pairings. The fourth five-course dinner will feature Caymus Vineyards of California. Seating is limited; call 216-539-8404 for reservations and price. (There is a fee if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.) Ruth’s Chris is at 200 Public Square, Cleveland.

JULY

Friday, July 13: CLE Urban Winery will hold a Grapes to Glass Class 7-8:30 p.m. This Wine Made Fun 101 session will give an overview of principles and practices used to grow grapes and make wine, and their impact on appearance, aroma, flavor and taste. Cost is $20 and includes a glass of wine. CLE Urban Winery is at 2180 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

Friday, July 20: Uncorked Medina Wine Festival is 3-9 p.m. at Buffalo Creek Retreat. Cost: $25 (advance online), $30 (at the door), $10 (designated driver), $150 (four-course dinner). Event includes wine and craft-beer tastings, food trucks, entertainment and marketplace. Proceeds benefit Friends of Medina County Parks. The fest is at 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Medina.

Saturday, July 21: Uncorked Medina Wine Festival is 1-9 p.m. at Buffalo Creek Retreat. Cost: $25 (advance online), $30 (at the door), $10 (designated driver), $150 (four-course dinner). Event includes wine and craft-beer tastings, food trucks, entertainment and marketplace. Proceeds benefit Friends of Medina County Parks. The fest is at 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Medina.

Thursday, July 26: North Coast Wine Club is planning a three-day field trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries in Canada. Email the club for itinerary and details.

AUGUST

Friday, Aug. 3: The two-day Vintage Ohio Wine Festival will be 1-10 p.m. It’s at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid-Chardon Road, Kirtland.

Saturday, Aug. 4: The two-day Vintage Ohio Wine Festival will be 1-10 p.m. It’s at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid-Chardon Road, Kirtland.

Thursday, Aug. 23: Ruth’s Chris Steak House will hold its fifth of six TasteMaker Dinners with wine pairings. The fifth five-course dinner will feature Veuve Clicquot of France. Seating is limited; call 216-539-8404 for reservations and price. (There is a fee if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.) Ruth’s Chris is at 200 Public Square, Cleveland.

SEPTEMBER

Friday, Sept. 21: Greater Cleveland Aquarium‘s Adult Swim series will feature fall wines. Cost is $40 ($30, aquarium passholders) and includes light hors d’oeuvres. Event is expected to sell out. The aquarium is at 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Ruth’s Chris Steak House will hold its sixth of six TasteMaker Dinners with wine pairings. The sixth five-course dinner will feature Stag’s Leap of California. Seating is limited; call 216-539-8404 for reservations and price. (There is a fee if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the event.) Ruth’s Chris is at 200 Public Square, Cleveland.

Saturday, Oct. 20: North Coast Wine Club is holding its third annual Hobo party. Email info@northcoastwineclub.net for details.

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