Things to Do

Tonight: Wine tasting at Strings, wine dinner at Terroir

Are you partial to pinot noirs? Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street, has paired up with Marczyk Fine Foods and Republic National for the Passion of Pinot Noirs Wine Tasting, which will feature appetizers and a range of pinot noirs from around the world -- as well as some non-pinot wines to challenge the palate. The tasting runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and admission is $30; call 303-831-7310 or visit

In Longmont, Terroir hosts a Meet the Winemaker night with Ballentine Vineyards, pairing five courses with wines. Here's a taste of the menu...

The community-style dinner will start withh Mizuna salad with fresh melon, smoked prosciutto, Haystack chevre and mint vinaigrette, paired with Ballentine's Malvasia Bianco.

Course two: Lobster and sweet corn risotto with sweet corn and truffle emulsion, paired with the Chenin Blanc.

Course three: Duck tortellini served in a duck demi glace with hearty greens, paired with the Cabernet Franc.

Course four: Grilled bison flank steak served with oxtail hash with a blueberry-infused red wine sauce, paired with the Petite Sirah.

Course five: Blackberry soup served with frozen yogurt and a coconut tuille.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $45 and up; Terroir is at 246 Main Street in Longmont. Call 303-651-0630 or visit

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