Aug. 26-Sept. 1
• Becker Vineyards (www.beckervineyards.com) near Stonewall invites aspiring grape stompers to bring their bare feet and their best Italian peasant costumes to the annual Grape Stomp and Lucy Ricardo costume contest. Aug. 27-28 & Sept. 3-4, Saturdays, 10am-6pm, and Sundays, noon-6pm.
• Tito's Handmade Vodka founder Tito Beveridge and his longtime friend Tony Abou-Ganim of the United States Bartenders' Guild will share the story behind the company's success over Tito's cocktails and appetizers at Péché (208 W. Fourth). Local USBG members are encouraged to come an hour early for a Q&A. Monday, Aug. 29, 5pm.
• Experience a complimentary gastronomic tour of Spain with olive oil, wine, and paella at Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars (10000 Research #130). Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6-8pm.
• Sample extra virgin olive oils from around the globe and learn how they're judged in international competition with Jeff Conarko at Whole Foods Culinary Center, 525 N. Lamar. $25; make necessary reservations at www.wholecateringaustin.com. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6-7pm.
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