Put up your umbrella, pull on your rain boots, and grab a glass. There are wine events sprinkled across the country this month to help celebrate the long awaited arrival of spring.
Donnafugata Wine Dinner, Chicago, April 4
Explore Sicilian wine and food at this four-course pairing dinner featuring the wines of well-known Sicilian producer Donnafugata. Tickets are $70 per person plus tax and tip. Click here for tickets and information.
SOMM Documentary Screening, Monterey, Calif., April 4-7
Becoming a Master Sommelier is no easy task, a fact revealed in Jason Wise’s documentary chronicling four candidates’ efforts. It will open exclusively at the Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event this year. Click here for tickets and information.
Gluten-Free Food and Wine Tasting, Philadelphia, April 10
Most wines are naturally gluten-free, so phew, but gluten-free chef Laura Hahn creates four wine and food pairings to make mealtime a little easier. Tickets are $49. Click here for tickets and information.
Sparrow Bar and Cookshop Sinskey Wine Dinner, Houston, April 11
Robert Sinskey Vineyards meets Houston’ Sparrow Bar and Cookshop for a decadent wine dinner, featuring the tastes of spring. Tickets are $125. Click here for tickets and information.
Provincetown Spring Wine Lovers Weekend, Provincetown, Mass., April 12-14
This annual event is both tasty and educational and full of luxury. Enjoy a port and chocolate tasting and a decedent five-course wine pairing featuring wines from around the world. Click here for tickets and information.
Forks & Corks, San Francisco, April 14
This event pairs the wines of 30 Sonoma wineries with the dishes of five popular local food trucks. Tickets are available through the San Francisco Film Centre. Click here for information.
The Godfather Wines of Sicily, St. Louis, April 16
What better way to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the release of The Godfather than with an eight-wine tasting featuring the wines of Sicily? Leave the guns, take the cannoli. Click here for tickets and information.
Farm to Fork Dinner and Tour, Paso Robles, Calif., April 19
Halter Ranch Vineyards is offering a wine dinner that takes place on an historic ranch that dates back to the 1880s. Cuisine by Tom Fundaro is prepared with the ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. Click here for tickets and information.
Passport to Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, Calif., April 27-28
Old roots meet modern tradition for the 24th anniversary of this wine event, which brings together more than 60 family-owned wineries for a weekend of tasting fun. Click here for tickets and information.
Mt. Rainier Road to Paradise Spring Wine and Brew Festival, Ashford, Wash., April 27
Savor hard-to-find and artisanal wines from Washington producers at this fourth annual event. The wine store on site will sell wine sans sales tax since this event is non-profit. Click here for tickets and information.
Manitou Springs Food Tour, Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesdays in April
This walking food tour makes stops for food and wine at six local restaurants in town. Why sit and sip when you can walk and sip? Click here for tickets and information.