Monday, November 21, 6:30 P.M. Beard on Wine: Bubbly Boot Camp What better way to celebrate the most festive time of the year than with a tasting of sparkling wines from around the world? Belinda Chang and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will lead this bubbly boot camp to get you ready for the entertaining and gift-giving season. Learn what types of sparkling wines make the best gift, which bottles to select for parties, and how to pair sparkling wine with food. Taste sparkling wines and Champagnes that are well worth the splurge and discover hidden gems that sommeliers love the the most. Tasting will feature Cava from Spain, Prosecco and Franciacorta from Italy, and prime vintage and multi-vintage sparkling wines from California and Champagne. Tuesday, November 22, 6:00 P.M. James Beard's Thanksgiving Feast At his Connecticut restaurant, chef Ryan Jones has been honoring our muse this season with a series of cooking classes featuring recipes from James Beard’s books. We are thrilled that he has chosen to culminate his Beard-focused fall by cooking our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the James Beard House, which will feature a timeless menu of Beard’s recipes. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.