Pic. Gary Medlicott. The Age. Epicure. Greek wine story.
Angie Giannakodakis at The Press Club,72 Flinders St. Melbourne.

Angie Giannakodakis will be presenting 25 years of Nico Lazaridi Wines at Xanthi in Sydney's CBD Photo: Gary Medlicott

6 strings Degustation at Lizottes
Enjoy a six course meal with matching wines and live entertainment at Lizottes this April. The menu is based on locally sourced and seasonal produce, the night also includes a live performance from local artist Dan March.

Details: April 5, $119, 4/5 629 Pittwater road Dee Why, for more information visit their website

Beer, wine and food tasting
Sample a range of beer, wine and food at the Newcastle World Beer Festival. Displays include Hunter Belle cheese, Mudgee Brewing Co and wines from McGuigans, Tempus Two and De-Bortoli.

Details: April 6 & 7, Standard ticket $25, Premium ticket $30, Newcastle Harness Racing Club, Turton Road New Lambton, for more information visit their website.

25 years of Nico Lazaridi Wines
Xanthi Greek restaurant in the city hosts a seven-course feast inspired by regional produce and flavours of Thrace and Macedonia. Presented by Angie Giannakodakis, owner of Melbourne restaurant Epocha, each course will be matched with one of Nico Lazaridi’s award winning wines.

Details: April 8, $105 per head, for more information visit Xanthi's website

Masterclass & Dinner
Sip on four decades of Penfolds Grange over a four-course dinner at the Arras. The evening features a masterclass of four vintages of Penfolds Grange, matched with other fine wines from acclaimed Australian estates.

Details: April 11, $295, 204 Clarence Street, Sydney, for more information visit their website.

Food and Wine Festival
The AnnanROMA Food and Wine festival showcases producers, restaurants and wineries from the Macarthur region. From 10am till 4pm, taste your way around the lakeside setting while listening to live entertainment.

Details: April 15, The Australian Botanic Garden, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan.

Variety Fine China Luncheon
Treat yourself to a feast of modern dishes created by the talented Chef Frank Shek and help raise funds for Variety Children's Charity.

Details: April 17, $150, China Doll, Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo, for more information visit their website.

International beer festival
The Roundhouse is hosting an international beer festival. For one day, beer enthusiasts can taste a selection of beers from around the world with matching culinary delights.

Details: Thursday April 18, The Roundhouse, University of New South Wales, Kensington,for more information visit their website.

Feast of Saint George: Agios Giorgos
As part of the annual Sydney Greek festival, the team at Xanthi’s have created a six course degustation menu to honour Saint George. Each course will be matched with wines from the Agiorgitiko variety.

Details: April 23, $85, for more information visit their website

For the Diary

Ultimate oyster experience
As part of the Narooma Oyster festival, South Coast oyster growers will be holding the ultimate oyster experience. Taste oysters from four different estuaries along with fine wine and locally made cheese from Tilba. Other festival attractions include gourmet food, craft and live entertainment.

Details: May 4 & 5, $12.50, Quota Park, Riverside Drive, for more information visit their website.

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