Food Events

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Tastings

9.9 Monday

Taste Wine Like a Pro
Franciscan Center
Sharpen your tasting skills at this wine course led by specialist Nicholas Kubiak. Six wines will be sampled and discussed. $25 for members. $37. 6:30-8:30pm. 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-517-8950. lourdes.edu

Wednesdays

Wine Tastings at the Market
Sofo’s Italian Market
Purchase a wine card and receive six wine samples and get an additional 10% off your entire purchase. Cards are good any Wednesday during tasting hours. $10. 5-7pm. 5400 Monroe St. 419-882-8555.shopsofos.com

Thursdays

Wine Tasting
Joseph’s Beverage Center
Enjoy a tasting of different wines every Thursday. Prices vary. 6-8pm. 4129 Talmadge Rd.,
419-472-1421. Josephswinestoretoledooh.com

Fridays

Beer Tasting
Joseph’s Beverage Center
Enjoy a tasting of different beers every Friday.
Prices vary. 5-7pm. 4129 Talmadge Rd.,
419-472-1421. Josephswinestoretoledooh.com

Thursday 9.12

Team Johnson Wine Tour
Fallen Timbers Fairways
Take a ride with Team Johnson Wine Tours, a party bus service that specializes in trips to local wineries, distilleries and breweries. This trip will visit the American Winery, Leisure Time Winery and Majestic Oak Winery. Tickets include transportation. $25. 5-9pm. 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. 419-388-5800. ohiopartybusandlimo.com

Bonfire Wines
Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
Sample a variety of full-bodied red wines, perfect
for a campfire in the great outdoors. Prices vary.
5:30-7:30pm. 5453 Monroe St. 419- 824-2463. facebook.com/bottleshopmig

Saturday, 9.14

Football Tailgating Wines
Walt Churchill’s Market Maumee
Get ready for football season with this tasting, featuring wines with screw-off caps, that do not require a wine opener. Prices vary. 2-6pm. 3320 Briarfield Blvd.,
419-794-4000. waltchurchillsmarket.com

Sunday 9.15

Sonoma County Tasting
Basil Pizza & Wine Bar
Sample an array of wines from this region in California. Wine will be served with light appetizers. Reservations required. $35. 5-8pm. 3145 Hollister, Perrysburg.
419-419-873-6218. basilpizzaandwinebar.com

Thursday 9.19

2nd Harvest Party
Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
The evening will offer beer and wine sampling along with pizza, snacks and party games. Live music from 6-8pm. Prices vary. 5:30-7:30pm. 5453 Monroe St. 419- 824-2463. facebook.com/bottleshopmig

Saturday 9.21

Cotes du Rhone Tasting
Walt Churchill’s Market Maumee
Celebrate the wines of the Cotes du Rhone, France with a special tasting featuring red, white and rose vintages. Prices vary. 2-6pm. 3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-4000. waltchurchillsmarket.com

Culinary Events

Sundays

Drag Brunch
Georgjz419
Reserve your spot at Adams Street’s favorite LGTBQ+ bar for Drag Brunch featuring the amazing talent of Deja, Sugar, A Special and guests. Brunch includes breakfast pizzas, bloody mary bar, mimosas and more. First drink is included. $13. 1205 Adams St. Performances at 11:30am & 1pm through 9.29. 419-842-4477. facebook.com/georgjztoledo 

Thursday 9.12

Wild Game Dinner
Brim House
Chef Aaron Lawson creates a fantastic eight course dinner inspired by wild game like duck, and venison. Each course is paired with a different vintage wine. $85. 6:30-9:30pm. 444 N. Summit St. 419-243-7664. brimhousetoledo.com 

Saturday 9.14

3rd Urban Rib-Off
Former Libbey High
The Junction Coalition will host an all-day rib-off. Local pitmasters will be cooking their best ribs to win the prize of $1000. DJs Keith Success, Impress and LytenRod will spin the hottest tracks.  9am-5pm. 1211 Western Ave. 419-356-1198.
eventbrite.com Free

Downton Abbey Tea
Clara J’s Tea Room
High-tea service served in the traditional English style. Enjoy English teas, finger sandwiches and dessert. $25. 11am-1pm. 219 W. Wayne St., Maumee.
419-897-0219. clarajsat219.com

Black Frog Brewery Anniversary Party
Black Frog Brewery
Celebrate the microbrewery’s third year in business
at the taproom. 5:30-10pm. 831 S. McCord Rd.,
567-318-4672. blackfrogbrewery.com

Sunday, 9.15

Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day Cruise
Promenade Park
St. Paddy’s Day is only six months away, so join The Toledo Irish American Club and Earnest Brew Works for a celebration on the Sandpiper featuring live music, beer, pizza and fun. RSVP required. $20. 4-6pm. For more information, visit toledoirishamericanclub.com. 

Saturday 9.21

Erie Harvest Festival
Erie Orchards
Get out into the orchard to pick apples of all varieties. There will be hayrides, a corn maze, donuts and apple cider too. 9am-7pm. Also on Sunday. 1235 E. Erie Rd., Erie. erieorchards.com Free