+ OCTOBER 5: Fashion parade, bubbles and cocktail- style lunch at Home Hill in support of Make- A- Wish. $ 65. Starts at 11.45am. 6264 1200.
+ OCTOBER 6: Home Hill’s Gourmet Pizzas in the Barrel Room with ex- Casablanca Kumar stoking the oven. The fi rst Sunday of each month. 6264 1200
+ OCTOBER 7: Slow Food’s annual Gastronomic and General Knowledge quiz night with a trophy and great prizes. Tasmanian Hockey Centre, Bell St, New Town. $ 25. Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm start. Bookings firstname.lastname@example.org or 0438 585 988.
+ 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 own custom- brewed beer Kolsch with canapés and three- course dinner. Starts 6.30pm. $ 60. 6224 2554
+ OCTOBER 16: Cool Wine’s Top Pinot Tasting Tas v Victoria and NZ, with 12 wines. $ 30. Bookings essential. 6231 4000.
+ OCTOBER 26: Dalrymple Wine Dinner fi ve courses and matching wines at Freycinet Lodge with DBB packages from $ 250. 6256 7222.