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Tonight: Shiraz and syrah Haiti benefit at Z Cuisine

Pop quiz for all the oenophiles out there: What's the difference between a shiraz and a syrah?

If you couldn't answer off the top of your head, then perhaps it's time for a refresher course (for a good cause) at Z Cuisine, 2239 West 30th Avenue, which will host a Wine Genealogy Benefit for Haiti from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight.

There will be appetizers, desserts and at least ten different shiraz/syrah vintages to taste (and for what it's worth, "shiraz" and "syrah" refer to the same grape; they just call it syrah in France and shiraz in Australia and South Africa). You'll taste wines from everywhere from the Rhone Valley (pictured) to California, all for just $25 -- and the proceeds support Haitian relief efforts. For information or reservations (highly encouraged), call 303-477-1111.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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