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Tonight: Z Cuisine À Côté gets you fat, drunk and happy for a cause

Each month, Z Cuisine's À Côté Bar a Absinthe, 2245 West 30th Avenue, hosts a last Wednesday wine-tasting, indulging a dining room full of people with tastes of ten to fifteen wines and a miniature, three-course meal of bite-sized pairings, all for just $25.

These events attract Highland neighbors, after-work happy-hour-hunters and fifth-date couples, as well as Denver's wine education-thirsty, for whom this is one of the cheapest ways to taste, say, fifteen pinot noirs while discussing differences between new and old world with a producer and sommelier.

Need more reason to drink? The proceeds from this event go to a charity, which varies each month.

Tonight, the crew will be pouring sauvignon blanc and donating to Arrupe Jesuit High School, a northwest Denver high school that serves inner-city, underprivileged youth.

Reservations are recommended; call 303-477-1111 to make yours.