Just in time for a very wine-y weekend, Aura at the Seaport Hotel kicks the Boston Wine Expo off with a little wine dinner of their own. On Thursday, January 20th, the Seaport restaurant will welcome Harry Karis, author of The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book, to talk about – yup, you guessed it – the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France. To highlight the delicious wines of this lush region, Chef Rachel Klein will concoct a delectable, French inflected four course menu of her own. Dinner starts at 7:00pm but you can show up at 6:00pm if you care to partake in some cocktail and book signing action (copies will be available for purchase). Reservations for the dinner, which costs $150 per person, can be had by calling 617.385.4300 – make sure you call and start your vinous educational experience a few days early.