Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wine events on the way

Blue does a Sicilian wine and food pairing May 10, with winemaker Alberto Graci on hand (and his limited Etna Rosso Quota 600. Five courses (such as arancini with braised short rib stuffing; grilled swordfish; pistachio semifreddo) for $45. Reservations required: 704-927-2583; Hearst Plaza uptown.

Bonterra hosts "7 Pinots & 1 Syrah" May 17 with sibling wineries Siduri and Novy, and winemaker Adam Lee on hand. Among the five courses: seafood ceviche and stuffed Niman Ranch pork chop "saltimbocca." $79; 1829 Cleveland Ave.; 704-333-9463.