Oh by wine dinner I just mean where a given restaurant would have a special dinner that had wines paired with each course - say an "Oregon Pinot Noir" dinner where they did a series of courses that all paired with chosen pinot noirs from Oregon. For the past two months I was going to about one a week with various friends and family members. There are a ton of restaurants around here that do that, so there's always one going on somewhere, it seems. They're a lot of fun - a great way to learn about wine and socialize at the same time
It's neat that my mom and sis both like the dinners, so it's a way for us all to spend time together that's educational and fun.