Eyrie Vineyards: Roots in Oregon
7 p.m. Tuesday
The Grill Room, Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000vwww.grillroomneworleans.com
The wine tasting includes rare pinot noirs and other 1980s and 1990s vintage bottlings from Eyrie, one of Oregon's earliest pinot noir producers. Tickets $195.
Dale DeGroff with Philip Dobard
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ThursdayvMuseum of the American Cocktail at Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
www.cocktailmuseum.orgvDale DeGroff, a mover behind the craft cocktail revival, kicks off a series of cocktail and spirits seminars. The event includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from Purloo. Call (504) 267-7490 for reservations. Tickets $50 in advance, $40 for members of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Museum of the American Cocktail and U.S. Bartenders Guild or $60 at the door.
The Grape Challenge
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. ThursdayvMartin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300vwww.martinewinecellar.com
The double-blind, side-by-side tasting features four Burgundys (pinot noir) and four nebbiolos from Italy's Piedmont region. The wines also are paired with meats, cheeses and salty snacks. Tickets $45.