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The Sherry Fest NOLA Board has scheduled a variety of events, including tastings, dinners and seminars, across New Orleans to increase awareness of the Spanish fortified wine.

It also is introducing the Sherry Fest Membership Card. The $20 card gets members discounts and free pours of sherry from more than 20 stores and bars for life.

Cane and Table, 1113 Decatur St., will hold a sherry pig roast at 6 p.m. Thursday , with signature sherry cocktails.

Cost is $10 with the Sherry Fest Card and $17 without the card.

On Friday, Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., will host a free sherry tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a free in-depth seminar from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those with a Sherry Fest Membership Card can get 10 percent discounts on purchases of sherry by the bottle.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St., will offer its “Sherry, Seafood and Steak Lunch Extravaganza,” a ?ve-course lunch featuring sherry pairings.

Cost is $65 with the Sherry Fest Card and $75 without.