Wine dinners and farm visits

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The big turkey feast is a few weeks away. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying another kind of feast before then: a special multi-course wine dinner cooked by a professional chef and served at a nearby restaurant. (No cooking or clean-up on your part — or a loved one — involved.)

Here are a few special dinners to check out. But hurry, these dinners tend to sell out quickly. Make a reservation ASAP.

Gaja Wine Dinner at Park West Tavern, Ridgewood

87578 RIDGWOOD, NJ 10/14/2011 Park West Tavern.  MICHAEL KARAS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Chuck Russo, oenophile extraordinaire who used to own Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirit World in Ho-Ho-Kus, is wild about Gaja wines. “In the mid-1980s Angelo Gaja taught me that the greatest complement in wine is power and elegance,” he said. “Taste and you will agree.”

Russo is hardly alone in loving Gaja wines. Gaja Winery, located in Piedmont in northwestern Italy, is considered by many to be one of the greatest winemakers in the world. Here is your opportunity to sample some Gaja wine.

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