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Aussie wines

The wine pairing scheduled for Thursday in Tsunami, 1141 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, will center on Australian wines such as the 2003 Sticks Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley and 2002 Nepenthe Zoe's Unwooded Chardonnay from the Adelelaide Hills. Food includes Stuffed Giant Prawn and Braised Wagyu Short Ribs. Price is $65 per person. Call 447-7915.

Keuka weekends

Mark the weekends of Nov. 13 and 14 and Dec. 4 and 5 on your calendar. That's when the nine wineries surrounding Keuka Lake are holding their annual holiday weekends. Here's the drill: Ticket holders are given a grapevine wreath at the first winery they visit and a Christmas ornament at each winery after that. They get a complimentary wine glass and recipe booklet in addition to sampling interesting foods along the way.
Participating wineries include: Keuka Spring Vineyards, Rooster Hill Vineyards, Barrington Cellars/Buzzard Crest Vineyards, Keuka Overlook Wine Cellars, McGregor Vineyard Winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars and Hunt Country Vineyards.
The event happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Get tickets by calling (800) 440-4898.

Wine course

And still on the subject of wine, Sedimental Journeys, a new edition of a three-class wine course, has just been announced by Vino Aroma, 5223 Main St., Williamsville. The classes take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14; 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29; and 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8, 15 and 22. The classes are $99 for three. Vino Aroma is also offering a class in French wine, from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 and again on Dec. 16. Please call 633-3433 or go to for more information or to register.
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