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Tastings around town

Updated: July 21, 2012 6:01AM

Frankie’s Scaloppine, 900 N. Michigan, 5th level

Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard joins chef Jose Aguilar for a white wine and food tasting celebrating the summer farmer’s market season 6 to 8 p.m. June 20; $30. Wines include Frankie’s own prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Call (312) 266-2500;

Chopping Block,
4747 N. Lincoln

Wine director Diana Hamann hosts “The Wine Goddess Presents: The Oregon Wine Trail” at 7 p.m. June 28; $60. The evening includes a discussion on why the state is perfect for producing Pinot Noir. Visit

The Clubhouse,
298 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook

Executive Chef John Clancy and master sommelier Joseph Spellman present a four-course Justin Vineyard wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 22; $80. Pairings include macadamia nut-crusted Alaskan halibut in a citrus buerre blanc sauce, saffron rice pilaf and grilled asparagus served with a Justin Chardonnay. Call (630) 908-4028.

Wendella Boats,
400 N. Michigan

A wine tasting and architectural tour along the Chicago River will begin at 5:45 p.m. June 27; $59. During the two-hour excursion, Kafka wines accompanied by Italian dishes from Buca di Beppo will be served.

Zak’s Place,
1300 Palatine, 112 S. Washington, Hinsdale

Napa Valley’s Franciscan Estates Winery is the focus of a five-course wine dinner at 7 p.m. June 27; $85. Winemaker Janet Myers will be on hand. Call (630) 323-9257; or visit

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