LAKE HOPATCONG Instead of a sit down tasting with a guest speaker, the final tasting event of the year at Alice's Restaurant will be a cocktail style reception where guests can interact and mingle with other guests while trying as little or as many wines as they would like. Chef David Drake has chosen over 20 different wines to sample and purchase, including a dozen of his favorite wines from previous tastings. The event will be on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. The cost is $26 per person plus tax, gratuity is included. Alice's Restaurant is located at 24 Nolan's Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong. For reservations or more information call 973-663-9600.