Maximum Beverage will kick off a new year of tasting events on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., when executive winemaker Bob Iantosca from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards will visit the Bishops Corner store. Gloria Ferrer is known for its sparkling wine caves in the Carneros wine district of Sonoma, California. Tastings will be offered of both still wines and sparkling wines. Maximum Beverage is located at 333 North Main St., West Hartford. For information, call 860-761-2541 or visit www.maximumbev.com.