A few upcoming wine dinners to know about:

Purple Café and Wine Bar is billing its new food and wine pairing series as an educational event, so wine novices may want to check it out. It’s a series of six dinners (March 15, April 25, May 31, July 11, September 13, and October 4), each featuring four or five different wines, paired with complimentary dishes.

Try all six tastings for $325; prices vary from $40-$75 for each individual event.

Downtown’s Chihuly-bedecked icon Grill presents a wine dinner next Monday, March 9. Chef Nick Musser will prepare a six-course dinner, specially designed to complement vinos from the Columbia Crest winery. (And take note: Every Wednesday at icon, all Washington wines are 50% off.)

Finally, March is Walla Walla wine month at the Waterfront Seafood Grill. Every Thursday they’ll be doing dinner with a different Walla Walla vineyard. March 15 will be Va Piano Vineyards. Dunham Cellars and Woodward Canyon Winery are also on the list. Prices range from $95-$125.

Happy tippling.

—Katie Zipper