Thursday14

Engage in wine tasting and a discussion led by winemaker Jason Welch of Barra of Mendocino and Girasole tonight at Uncommon Ground. Featured wines include 2010 Girasole Vineyards Pinot Noir, 2009 Barra of Mendocino Chardonnay, 2005 Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel and 2010 Girasole Vineyards Muscat Canneli. Appetizers are provided. Call for reservations at 773-929-3680. 6-8 PM, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, $15.

Friday15

Attend Alpine Brand Sausages’ Chef Martin’s sausage class, called Kulturkueche, to learn about sausage through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more. Recipes, instructions, tastings and drinks are provided. Reservations can be made here or by calling 1-800-838-3006. 7:30 PM, DANK-HAUS, 4740 N. Western, 773-561-9181, $16.

Satisfy your food, music and shopping cravings at the Taste of Randolph. This three-day event will include West Loop restaurants, two stages featuring musicians, clothing and other accessories created by merchants, and more. 6/15-6/17, Fri 5-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-10 PM, 900-1200 W. Randolph (from Peoria to Racine), 1-773-665-4682, $10.