Milk It For All It's Worth
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
The tasting features cow-, goat-, sheep- and buffalo-milk cheeses from the Lombardy and Piedmont areas of northern Italy as well as a sampling of fresh goat milk. Cheeses are paired with Italian wines. Reservations required. Tickets $30.
The Judgment: U.S. v. France
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Martin Wine Cellar, Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081
The double-blind tasting includes 18 wines and compares American and French bottlings. There also are hors d'oeuvres from Martin Wine Cellar's kitchen. Admission $30.
Re-opening of La Galerie d'Absinthe
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
The museum reopens its gallery devoted to absinthe. The event features absinthe punch and tastings of anise-flavored spirits and liqueurs. La Belle Epoque costumes are welcome. Free with regular museum admission.