Shirlington wine shop the Curious Grape hosts a sake seminar and dinner at nearby Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington). Sommelier Christian Choi will introduce the sakes, which will be paired with a menu of Asian-inspired small plates. The tasting starts at 6:30 and costs $60. For reservations, call 703-671-8700.
Thursday, March 26
Grapeseed (4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda) hosts a wine dinner with Gerhard Reisacher of Napa Valley’s Delectus Winery. The five-course meal, which costs $125 per person, features shrimp-stuffed swai (a fish in the catfish family), Chinese sausage, and fried rice; steakhouse-style quail with spinach and onion rings; Cuban roast pork with black-bean broth and clams; lamb, celeriac, and black garlic; and an apricot napoleon. For reservations, call 301-986-9592.
Friday, March 27
Zola Wine & Kitchen (505 Ninth St., NW) hosts a class on Rhône Valley wines. Rhônes, single varietals, and classic blends from Crozez-Hermitage, St. Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, and the central coasts of California and Australia will be tasted along with a selection of cheeses and snacks. The class goes from 7:30 to 9 and costs $75. Call 202-654-2855 for reservations.
Saturday, March 28
Cork & Fork (7110 Bethesda La., Bethesda) presents Le Sacre du Printemps, a rite-of-spring party with a free tasting of 12 wines, imported cheeses, port, and chocolate. The event goes from 3 to 6. For more information, call 301-841-7204.
Sunday, March 29
Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) holds Raw Milk Rules, a class that focuses on raw-milk cheeses both soft and hard. The class, which goes from 6 to 7, costs $35. Call 703-706-5300 to register.