New Canaan Wine Merchants is providing bottles from around the world to sample at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's fundraiser Saturday, May 17, at the Lillian August Warehouse, South Norwalk.

"Wine, Design, Maritime" takes place from 6 to 8 p.m., and also features several local restaurants, including Mama's Boy Southern Table, Donovan's, Chocopologie, Guvnor's Brewery, Stew Leonard's and the SoNo Brewhouse, all of which will provide samplings.

Aquarium educators will staff a touch tank featuring live animals from Long Island Sound.

"`Wine, Design, Maritime' is a great way to support the aquarium, to support local businesses that support the aquarium, and to take advantage of a valuable discount in adding stylish new decor to your home," said Sam Ross, the aquarium's director of development.

The Lillian August Warehouse is at Water and Elizabeth streets.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For information, visit or call 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.