Oliver's in the Prince's Building, Central, is offering the opportunity to talk to one of Australia's premier winemakers on Wednesday. Wolf Blass will be at the store from 5.45pm-6.30pm for a tasting of his wines and to sign bottles for customers. Information on 2869 5119. The Kowloon Shangri-La recently started serving a nightly dessert buffet in Napa restaurant. It costs $78 plus 10 per cent, and guests can choose from a selection that includes tiramisu, cheesecake, pecan tart, fresh fruit, ice creams and sorbets. The dessert buffet is served from 9.30pm-midnight; call 2733 8752 for reservations. The Great Eagle Hotel is concentrating on chocolate desserts for its buffet. Served from Tuesday to Saturday evenings in the Lobby Lounge, the buffet features bitter chocolate and strawberry truffle cake, chocolate and Grand Marnier Bavarian cream, white chocolate and macadamia nut pyramid and assorted chocolate pralines. The dessert buffet costs $108 plus 10 per cent for adults and $78 for children. For reservations tel 2375 1133 ext 2229. Berry Bros & Rudd will start its next series of classes on April 9. The four lessons in the Introduction To Wine Tasting series covers blind tasting techniques for red, white, dessert and sparkling wines. The series plus certificate examination costs $2,500; a single class costs $650. For more advanced students, two courses on noble varietals start on April 10 and April 11. The Wednesday-night classes cover blind tasting techniques of sauvignon blanc and semillon, chardonnay and riesling, pinot noir and zinfandel, and cabernet sauvignon and syrah. The classes on Thursdays cover pinot gris and viognier, gewurtztraminer and muscat, merlot and pinotage, and cabernet franc and grenache. Both advanced courses cost $2,900 and include a certificate examination; a single lesson costs $728. All sessions are limited to 10 participants. For information tel Ross Christopher Chan on 2585 6087 or e-mail email@example.com .