OLD PORT— The Portland BBQ & Blues Festival kicks off tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. on the Maine State Pier. Tickets are available ahead of time ($10 per session) online and at the Blue Rooster Food Co., which will also be providing food at the event. Tickets are $15 at the gate.
PORTLAND— American Sommelier's series of Sunday wine classes in Maine kicks off Sept. 29 at Vignola Cinque Terre with "Build a Strong Foundation: An Introduction to Viticulture, Vinification and Tasting." The two hour tastings and educational seminars are $60 each, with discounts available for multiple sessions. There are seven classes planned with different themes. Check out the full schedule and signup here. [EaterWire]
BRUNSWICK— The Inn at Brunswick Station will host its second annual Beer vs. Wine dinner on Oct. 1, starting at 6 p.m. The dinner will feature a selection of seasonal offerings prepared by chef Kevin Cunningham, paired with Gritty's beers and Joel Gott wines. The five course dinner, including beverages, is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. For more info and to make reservations, go here. [EaterWire]