The name pretty much says it all: 80 wineries from the United States and abroad, plus cheese and live-action social networking. Advance tickets are still available at $60 a piece, but the price will go up $15 if you buy them at the door. An extra $20 for a VIP ticket -- and aren't wine enthusiasts all VIPs? -- gets you entrance to the tasting an hour early, when you might get a little more skin time with the winery reps. And if you spot that hot burgundy fancier you befriended last month, you'll finally get a chance to tell him in person what you thought of his notes on the 1992 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir.
Around the World in 80 Sips
Time: Thu, Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Location: Crushpad, 2573 Third St. (at 22nd St.), 864-4232
Tickets: $60 in advance, $75 at the door