Wine Enthusiast lists their top 25 beers of 2009 selections and Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche and Victory’s Festbier make the list. [Wine Enthusiast (PDF)]

David Katz of Meme will be cooking at the James Beard House on March 23rd. The dinner will include an hour of hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine followed by a 5-course dinner with wine pairings. Call 212-627-2308 for reservations. If you say you’re “a friend of the restaurant” you get the member price of $125. [Meal Ticket]

Marnie Old will be a featured speaker at the Food & Wine Classic set for June 18th to 20th in Aspen, Co. [The Insider]

Marc Vetri has a deal to write another cookbook. RUSTIC ITALIAN: The Heart and Soul of Italian Home Cooking is due in the fall of 2011. [Grub Street]