Wines of the West festival: The Wynden, 1025 S. Post Oak Lane. Terroirs of the West Sonoma Coast seminar, noon-1 p.m. ($25); VIP tasting 6-7 p.m. ($75); grand tasting 7-9 p.m. ($50) Wednesday; westsonomacoast.com/events.
Second Chances wine tasting: The Texas Wine School at AOC, 2301 Portsmouth. 3-6 p.m. Saturday. $60 or $100 for two tickets. 713-248-6381 or email@example.com.
Raise your glass to CIS, a wine and golf event benefiting Communities in Schools, Bay Area: Bay Oaks Country Club, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. April 16. 281-486-6698 or RaiseYourGlasstoCIS.org.
Ongoing wine education: The Texas Wine School, 2301 Portsmouth. thetexaswineschool.com. 713-828-7767.
Weekly free tastings: Houston Wine Merchant, 2646 S. Shepherd.