+ THURSDAY: Super Spanish Wine tasting at Cool Wine. 5.30pm to 7pm. $ 26.50, including Spanish nibbles.
+ THURSDAY: Dunalley Waterfront Cafe reopens after their winter break. 6253 5122
+ SATURDAY ( Launceston) and SUNDAY ( Hobart): Tasmanian Wine Fair with more than 200 mainland and Tasmanian wines available for tasting from noon to 5pm, followed by a charity wine auction. $ 10. The Tramsheds, 4 Invermay Rd and Henry Jones Atrium. Details: the Tasmanian Wine Centre, 6234 9995
+ SATURDAY: Slow Cooking with Ainstie Wagner at Bottega Rotolo. 1pm- 4pm. $ 110. 6234 9978
+ AUGUST 27: Mudbar Winemaker’s to match the exceptional Italian wines imported by Trembath and Taylor. $ 80. 6.30pm, 6334 5066
+ AUGUST 29: Applications close for the $ 10,000 Don Martin Fellowship for a Tasmania- based wine professional to undertake national and/ or international research in sustainable viticulture and oenology. Details: winetasmania.com.au
+ THE AUSTRALIAN ITALIAN CLUB in Federal St, North Hobart, is now welcoming the public to dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5.30pm with chef Alessandro Casti presenting a shortish, well- priced menu of Italian favourites. 6234 5654