+ TODAY: Observatory Hill Vineyard Open Day with good wines, good food and very good prices. 11am to 4pm. Just turn up or 0407 876 863
+ THURSDAY: Bottega Rotolo’s hands- on wholefoods masterclass with Veronica. 6234 8879
+ PASSIONE FOODS, a new food- lovers food store has opened at 41 Main Rd, Moonah. + GASWORKS CELLAR DOOR is offering VIP members free Tasmanian tastings through June and July.
+ JUNE 12 to July 17: Wine Appreciation of domestic and international wines in six two- hour sessions with Graeme Phillips at the Tasmanian Wine Centre from 7pm to 9pm on Thursdays including all wines to taste and full reference notes. Private $ 150; Trade $ 130. Bookings: graeme@ tastingtasmania.com or 6224 8139
+ June 23: Wine dinner with Yarra Valley Levantine Hill Wines alongside top wines from France – a Chateau Lafite-Rothchild, an Echezeaux Burgundy and a Cote Rotie. Four courses and very limited seating at The Source. 6.30pm. $ 145. 6277 9900.