Thursday nights at Fleming's are ideal for oenophiles

Beginning tonight and continuing through the rest of the month, Fleming's Steakhouse, the meat palace at 191 Inverness Drive West, is rolling out the red carpet for oenophiles -- at least on Thursday nights, when grape gurus can sniff, swirl, sip (and spit?) from the steakery's majestic wine-by-the-glass selection for a drop in the bucket.

The two-hour tastings, which begin at 5:30 p.m., include light hors d'oeurvres and samples of twenty different wines, all for $25. The wines, poured from Fleming's cellar, will be presented in a classic wine tasting format served by intensity, from lightest to full-bodied. Added bonus: Stay for dinner and the steakhouse will knock $25 off your bill.

Reservations for the wine tastings are required, and can be made by calling 303-768-0827.