Typically, seafood is paired with white wines, not reds -- simply because the heavier wines can overpower the light, flaky meat. But if you're ready to move beyond a basic pinot noir with your salmon, then you'll want to attend tonight's Red Wine and Seafood Dinner at the Oxford Hotel ballroom, 1637 Wazee Street.
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The fifteenth annual dinner kicks off at 5 p.m., with offerings from McCormick's Fish House & Bar, Southern Wine & Spirits and Gateaux Specialty Cakes and Pastries, as well as live jazz and a silent auction. In other words: all-you-can-consume seafood and wine. Admission is $75 (tickets are only available in advance), and the event benefits Volunteers of America; sign up at www.voacolorado.org/events/redwineandseafood/tabid/8433/default.aspx.
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