To whet your appetite, the Lobby American Grille, 2191 Arapahoe Street, hosts the Garfield Estates Wine Tasting and Small Plates, tastings of four Colorado wines paired with four small plates. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $15. Call 303-997-9911 or visit www.thelobbydenver.com.
Another light option takes place at Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, 410 East 7th Avenue, when the restaurant steps outside the wine box with Summer Apps and Ales -- house-made apps paired with uncommon beers. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $20; call 303-861-9463 or visit www.lalaswinebar.com.
And you'll find a full meal at Le Central, 112 East Eighth Avenue, which is offering a wine dinner featuring white, rose and Colorado bounties paired with a five-course meal. Admission is $35, and reservations are required; the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 303-863-8094 or visit www.lecentral.com.
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