Denver is overflowing with wine-related events this week, but there's also plenty for beer-drinkers, gardeners and veggie-lovers, too.
Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Monday, June 27:
Elway's, 2500 East First Avenue, will host a Merlot Blending Seminar with winemaker David Merfeld. It starts at 2 p.m., and appetizers will be served; an RSVP is required at 720-202-6050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, will host a Monday Night Wine Dinner with Christian Patat presenting the wines of Friuli. Admission is $45 and up; visit www.frascafoodandwine.com or call 303-442-6966.
Tuesday, June 28:
Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, will present a tasting of specialty wines and beers; proceeds benefit Easter Seals of Colorado. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $30 to $35; call 303-831-7788.
Wednesday, June 29:
Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, will be the site of a City of Aurora cooking class on Ice Cream for Grownups. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $46 to $60; call 303-326-8630.
Both Morton's locations (8480 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood and 1710 Wynkoop Street) host Wine Down Wednesdays on the last Wednesday of the month, with three different wines in four-ounce pours for $25 from 6 to 7 p.m. Visit www.mortons.com.
Thursday, June 30:
The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, will present a Grow Great Grub class, part of the Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15 to $20; pre-registration is required. Call 720-865-3500 or visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Friday, July 1:
Saturday, July 2:
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue in Golden, will the the site of VegFest, a one-day event celebrating the benefits of a plant-based diet with speakers, cooking demos, samples, restaurant tables and more. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; visit vegetariansocietyofcolorado.org.
Sunday, July 3:
The Boulder Brew Bus leaves the West End Tavern, 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, at 5:30 p.m. with visits to Upslope, Avery and Twisted Pine breweries. The tour costs $30; call 303-444-3535 or visit www.thewestendtavern.com.
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