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Tonight: Vino 101 brings Latin wine to the masses

Wine enthusiasts -- who perhaps don't quite reach the level of oenophile, but nevertheless enjoy their fermented grapes -- are generally familiar with French, Californian and even Australian wines. But there's a knowledge gap when it comes to Latin wines -- a gap that Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, 950 Pearl Street in Boulder, is trying to close.

The restaurant is kicking off the inaugural Vino 101 tonight at 8:30 p.m.; the series will continue on the first Tuesday of every month. You'll get a chance to try nine different wines from the highlighted region (February's is Chile; March, Argentina; and April, Spain) while enjoying some small tastes from chef Ian Clark. Sommelier David Miller will discuss the history, the region and the wine -- and with more than 230 producers of Latin wine from Peru to Cuba, you can bet he'll have plenty to talk about each month.

Admission is $18, and seating is limited, so call 303-442-7771 to reserve your spot. Centro is also offering regional wine flights from Tuesday to Thursday for just $15, so if you can't make it to the Vino class, there's still a chance to sip outside the box. Visit

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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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