By day Phillip A. Jones is a consultant - but by night he's the Martini Whisperer, a man who knows exactly which martini best suits any person or situation. Join him at Joe's Bar, at East Hotel in Kingston, where you'll not only make your own martini under his expert guidance, but also enjoy another two special versions while grazing on some delicious food. May 9, 6pm. easthotel.com.au
In Tasmania's deep south, in the dead of winter, thousands get wild, wassail and burn a two-storey wicker man. That's how they roll at Willie Smith Cider's Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, and on May 12 they're bringing a taste of the Apple Isle's dark side to Canberra. They'll take over the taps at the Old Canberra Inn, where there'll be folk music, dancing, story-telling and a mid-winter inspired feast - plus a chance to win a trip for two to the festival. oldcanberrainn.com.au
Give mum a night off and send her along to Canberra's first official Mums Who Wine event. After a successful launch last month, this night will be a celebration of motherhood. The Howling Moon, May 9, from 7.30pm. $35 for members, $49 for non-members. Includes bubbles on arrival and canapes. A percentage of ticket sales goes to Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia. mumswhowine.com.au
Pialligo Estate is hosting Celine Rousseau, from the award-winning Eden Road Wines, for a five-course meal with matched wines. Meet the Maker is an intimate dinner series showcasing the harmony between food, wine and friends. Share stories and learn about processes and philosophy with passionate winemakers such as Rousseau. $135pp. May 9, 6.30pm. thepialligoestate.com.au
This one is for all of you dessert lovers out there. Visit four locations over two hours and sample a range of delicious sweet creations at each. You will learn about some of the amazing desserts available in Canberra and discover where you can find them. You will even get to take a sweet treat or two home with you. $80pp. 10.30am, May 11. eatcanberra.com.au/food-tours
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