Here are a few upcoming events for wine lovers:
Join us on our outdoor patio to enjoy a special five-course menu from chef Dave Alworth paired with sparkling wines. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $55 plus tax and gratuity. 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham. 401-2600. www.guglhupf.com.
Thursday we will feature French wines for our "Tour de France" wine tasting. The entree menu will be selected to accompany the wine selections. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. 8801 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. 870-4997. http://poppyseedmkt.com.
Learn the basics of wine tasting from Mary Margaret, who began her wine career helping manage the cellars at Balthazar in New York and has since worked in many aspects of the wine industry. 6 p.m. Thursday. $30. Around the world with pinot gris. 5 p.m. Friday. $15. 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Cloer Family Vineyards
Noon-5 p.m. Fridays, 11a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. $2. 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 387-5760. www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com
Join us on Main Street in the Quay for live music and wine. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Wine tastings: 1 p.m. Saturdays.101 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 285-3416. www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cellar-101/174009429510
Vinos Finos Y Picadas
Each tasting features four wines that may highlight a winemaker (Graffigna, Michel Torino, Luca, Catena, etc.) 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. 747-9233. www.vinosfinosypicadas.com