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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
The International Great Beer Expo with over 50 breweries in attendance will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus. The first session will be from 12:30 to 4 PM; second from 5:30 to 9 PM; $40 in advance; $55 at the door. Ticket includes beer samples, tasting glass, and access to beer seminars. Info and tickets: www.greatbeerexpo.com/meadowlands/beer.html
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
A two-hour Amarone educational seminar will be held at Crystal Springs Resort, Hardyston. For information, call 973-827-5996 ext 3.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
The Wines of Fattoria di Magliano and the Beers of Bruton will be held at Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road, Rumson; 6:30; $79 includes tasting, seminar and dinner. Reservations: 732-842-3880.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
A Walk Around Best of Burgundy wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres will be held at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown. 7 to 9 PM; $125. Reservations: 732-345-9977.
A Selby wine dinner with Susie Selby will be held at Jeffrey's of Westfield, 114 Central Ave, Westfield, with guest speaker Susie Selby. 7 PM; $89, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 908-232-4517.
A demonstration cooking class “Joe's Valentine Feast” with Joe Romanowski of Bay Avenue Trattoria in the Highlands will be held at Taste & Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $75. Reservations: 732-741-COOK.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
The Essex County Wine Society will host a Spanish Smaller Region Red Wines tasting at the Montclair Women’s Club, 200 Cooper Ave, Upper Montclair. For information log onto: www.ecwsnj.com/. Interested wine lovers should request to be added to the guest e-mail distribution list.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
A Hidden Gems of France wine diner with Mark Altom will be held at The Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $105, all inclusive. Reservations: 732-846-3216.
“Love at First Bite,” a cooking class and mixer for singles 40 plus, will be held at WannaBee Chef, 176 South Van Brunt Street at Le Gourmet Factories, Englewood with Julianne Cantarella owner of The Courtship Coach and chef Rama Ginde. 6 to 9 PM; $65. The event is BYOB and will be limited to the first 15 men and 15 women who register. To RSVP, call 201-784-1818.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
A Burgenland, Austria wine dinner will be held at Berta's Chateau, 7 Grove Street, Wanaque. 4 PM; call 973-835-0992 for pricing and information.