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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Wine dinners, burger deals and Grow Great Grub

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 jarrod.schott@smwe.com.

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:

Maggiano's, 7401 South Clinton Street in Englewood, will host a four-course Cline Cellars Wine Dinner. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65; call 303-858-1405 or visit www.maggianos.com.

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:

Il Mondo Vecchio, 1174 South Cherokee Street, will present Loading Dock Friday, with tours and tastings from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 303-744-6328 or visit www.mondovecchio.net.

Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 East 17th Avenue, will hosts a wine-tasting; call 303-894-9499 or visit www.marczykfinefoods.com.

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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