+ TUESDAY: James Irvine, Australia’s Grand Old Man of Merlot, hosts a wine dinner at Smolt. 6.30pm. $ 70. Followed on Wednesday at Mud Bar in Launceston. 6224 2554/ 6334 5066
+ WEDNESDAY: Malt Whisky Tasting with Glenfarclas and other drams guided by expert Jim Kelly. Cool Wine. 6pm 7.15pm $ 36.50 Bookings essential. 6231 4000
+ FRIDAY: Launceston Harvest Market and Drysdale TAFE Spring Dinner. Launceston Drysdale Restaurant. 6.30pm. $ 80. 6336 2930
+ OCTOBER 6: Home Hill’s Gourmet Pizzas in the Barrel Room with ex- Casablanca Kumar stoking the oven. A regular event on the first Sunday of each month.
+ OCTOBER 12- 13: White Wine Weekend, Henry Jones Atrium. $ 25, including tasting notes and Plumm glass. Noon to 5pm
+ OCTOBER 15: Smolt’s launch of their custom- brewed beer Kolsch, with canapés and three- course beer dinner. 6.30pm. $ 60. 6224 2554
+ OCTOBER 16: Cool Wine’s Top Pinot Tasting Tas vs Victoria and NZ with 12 wines. $ 30. Bookings essential. 6231 4000
+ OCTOBER 26: Dalrymple Wine Dinner. Five courses and matching wines at Freycinet Lodge with DBB packages from $ 250. 6256 7222