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Tastings around town

Updated: June 29, 2012 9:49AM

Geja’s, 340 W. Armitage

The restaurant will host an Argyle Winemaker Dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 4; $55. Sommelier Michael Roberts, along with a representative from the winery, will guide guests through selections from the Oregon vineyard including Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs from the Oregon winery’s Stoller vineyard. Call (773) 281-9101;

Salud Tequila Lounge,
1471 N. Milwaukee

A three-course dinner pairing with Tequila Partida will be at 7:30 p.m. May 30; $45. Dishes include roasted lamb “barbacoa” with a jalapeno-corn tamale in a guajillo-garlic-epazote sauce. Call (773) 235-5577;

Toast of the Town Chicago at the Field Museum, 1410 S. Museum Campus

Wine Enthusiast magazine hosts an event showcasing more than 500 wine, spirits and beers from local restaurants from 7 to 10 p.m. June 8; $109. A VIP package (beginning at 6 p.m.) is available for $169. Visit

Ristorante Al Teatro, 1227 W. 18th

Enjoy a Mediterranean/Eastern European dinner and wine pairing at 5:30 p.m. June 10; $49. Wine selections include Stemari Grillo; Cabernet Sauvignon and Moscato. Dishes include grilled lamb chops marinated with fresh herbs over sauteed spinach and garlic cannellini beans with roasted potatoes. Call (847) 668-7751;

Great Hall at Union Station, 210 S. Canal

All aboard for Wine Riot Chicago, a global wine tasting featuring more than 250 wines from around the world with food pairings, 7 to 11 p.m. June 1 $60; 1-5 or 7-11 p.m. June 2; $50 per session. Call (800) 430-1553.

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark

Zoo-ologie 2012, the zoo’s annual fundraising cocktail party will be 8 p.m. June 1; $110. In addition to food and drinks from Chicago restaurants, guests are welcome to walk about zoo grounds. Tickets to party in the VIP Lounge are $150. Visit

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