THE HOT SPOT
Heads up NYC: Free Wine Tonight!

Head over to Maslow 6, located in Tribeca, for that after work perk that you most definitely need. From 6-9pm, the wine store will be having a free tasting of over two dozen wines, along with cheese and charcuteries. 10% of proceeds from all purchases will support The Harmony Program, a non-profit organization that provides musical education for economically disadvantaged youth around the city.

There's no better way to do your holiday shopping!

Enjoy live music along with your snacks and vino and leave your work day woes behind! Register for the event here.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
First Annual 'Wine on the Water' Benefit For The Boys & Girls

Come one, come all to the first ever Wine on the Water festival hosted at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Not only is this event full of food, wine and live music (provided by Jeff Jones & Friends) but 100% of the proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

The festivities run from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday August 29 with a silent auction somewhere in between. Event attendees have the whole day to sample the delectable wine and food from renowned local and regional chefs. All the wine from the event will come from the many acclaimed Northern California wineries and later there is even a chance to take a bottle home in the silent auction (other gifts include dinners and gift certificates).