Location Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Events at Pasadena Convention Center
Family Winemakers of California hosts a wine tasting featuring more than 175 producers and 750 wines from California’s top wine-producing regions. Meet with winery representatives. Besides the regular tastings, guests can access the iSip Lounge, to sample wine retailing for $75 or more per bottle. The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. for qualified wine trade members and early admission ticketholders, and 3:30 to 6 p.m. for general admission ticketholders. Cost is $60 in advance, $70 at the door for general admission, or $80 advance purchase for the early admission and iSip Lounge access, or $100 at the door.
Kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend at the Ultimate Beerfest International Beer Expo Saturday. The event includes breweries from around the world in this one day celebration of brewed bliss, with samples and the chance to learn about new, seasonal and upcoming malt products. Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup, two-ounce samples of festival beer, and a chance to mingle with fellow beer lovers. Food is available separately. Tickets are available at ultimatebeerfest.com