Mel Master, the man who brought us Mel's (in all its incarnations) as well as numerous other notable local restaurants, returns to Denver for the first monthly wine-tasting at Sketch, 101 Broadway, where his son, Charlie, runs the bar.
Mel, who's also a winemaker, will be pouring his Tortoise Creek (French) and Tiamo (Italian) wines from 4 to 6 p.m. today, April 27 -- and will no doubt be pouring out some stories, too. The original Mel's in Cherry Creek closed exactly two years ago; for Jason Sheehan's account of that legendary last night, click here. To reach Sketch, call 303-484-9305.
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