Scotch and Cigar Tasting, McMenamins' Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 4045 NW Cornelius Pass, Hillsboro, 640-6174, Thurs Nov 17, 7 pm, $35 (reservations required)

Who doesn't dream of becoming a discerning Scotch snob? Here's your chance to make all your dreams come true. The Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is hosting one helluva Scotch and cigar tasting. Learn to discern your Dalwhinnie from your Johnnie Walker Green while inhaling smokable treats from Rich's Cigars. And since sins are best enjoyed in threes, don't forget to cater to your inner glutton with the tasty bites that will be served at this event. Eat, drink, smoke, and be merry! CSB

Wine Class at the Pearl Wine Shop/Andina, 1314 NW Glisan, 228-9535, Sun Nov 20, 5 pm, $35 (reservations required)

This wine seminar will be comparing Meritage blends from Washington, California, France, Argentina, and Chile. The $35 fee includes tapas. In addition, each wine class participant will receive 10 percent off their entire meal at Andina that evening. If you can't make it to the class, there are wine tastings held each day from 11:30 am to 9 pm. And renowned winemakers visit each Friday night, with their special tastings held from 5-7 pm. The Pearl Wine Shop is located below Andina in the courtyard of the Pennington Building. CSB

Sneak Peek Barrel Tastings, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 8800 Enchanted Way SE in Turner, 800-344-9463, Sat-Sun Nov 19–20, 11 am–6 pm, $5

The Willamette Valley Vineyards are opening their doors this weekend to give you a special taste of their new wines. You'll even get a chance to talk with the winemaking staff and try some tasty appetizers. This site is part of the Oregon Bounty Celebration and will also feature an array of Oregon cheeses, pears, and hazelnuts. CSB