A wonderful way to get to know wines is with the guidance of an expert such as Heather Dean, sommelier for Andiamo restaurants in the Detroit metropolitan area. She’ll introduce selections available for sampling at the Michigan Wine Tasting October 27 at Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township. The $25 ticket includes eight tastes, light hors d’oeuvres and must be purchased in advance.
Sample food, wine, beer, and spirits and enjoy gastronomic workshops, seminars and cooking demos at the 4th annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival at DeVos Place on the Grand River, November 17-18. Chat with representatives of more than 100 international wineries, distillers and brewmasters, including the Michigan Craft Brew Hall. Taste specialties by chefs from top local restaurants and browse the culinary goods at the Riverfront Marketplace.