Grape Expectations

1. 14th Annual Great Match: Wine & Tapas

September 20; Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.

More than 300 Spanish wines plus tapas by chefs like Gilt’s Christopher Lee and Borough Food & Drink’s Paul Williams. Tickets benefiting City Harvest cost $70 in advance at

2. National Wine Week

September 17 to September 21; various locations

A $10 surcharge at lunch buys ten “generous samples” of wine at every location in the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, including the flagship steakhouse, where the all-American list showcases Napa’s heavy hitters and little-known gems alike. For information, go to

3. Stars of the Future: Opera and Wine in Concert

September 23; Chanterelle, 2 Harrison St., at Hudson St.

What to drink while listening to a performance by two aspiring opera singers? Wines that are equally young and precocious, of course, paired with chef-owner David Waltuck’s hors d’oeuvre. Call 212-966-6960 for tickets; $55 all-inclusive.

Grape Expectations