Sparkling & Rhone Wines
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Ralph's on the Park, 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000
The tasting features eight sparkling wines and eight wines made from varietals common in France's Rhone region. The menu includes truffled popcorn, house-cured salmon mousse with cucumber and dill, dauphinoise potatoes with onion creme fraiche and triple cream brie with truffled honey, rosemary almonds and strawberries. Tickets $35.
Feudi di San Gregorio Tasting
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7300
The tasting features wines from Feudi de San Gregorio in Italy's Campania region, including Falanghina, Rubrato, Piano di Montevergine and a rose. Hors d'oeuvres are served. Tickets $20.
NOLA on Tap
Noon-7 p.m. Saturday
New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, Friedrichs Avenue
The dog-friendly festival features 400 beers from local, national and foreign brewers and home brewers. Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, The Breton Sound and Miss Mojo perform. The Barktoberfest area has representatives from local animal hospitals and organizations. There also are contests, games and food vendors. Admission is $5. VIP early admission (11 a.m. entry) is $25.