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Tastings Around Town

Updated: November 11, 2012 6:02AM



The Spice House,
1512 N. Wells

James Beard Book Award-winning authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg discuss and sign their books, The Flavor Bible and What to Drink With What You Eat, during a complimentary tasting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Books can be purchased for $35. Call (312) 274-0378; thespicehouse.com.


Cape Cod at the Drake
Hotel, 140 E. Walton

A four-course Ponzi Vineyards wine dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17; $75. Reservations required. Call (312) 932-4347; thedrakehotel.com .

Wildfire Chicago,
159 W. Erie
Napa Valley’s Hess Collection Winery dinner will be from 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16; $75. Pairings include Korean-style braised short ribs, sweet potato hash and crispy onions served with Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon ’10. Call (312) 787-9000; wildfirerestaurant.com/events .

Nia, 803 W. Randolph

A Greek wine tasting with meats and cheeses will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11; $25; $20 in advance. Call (312) 226-3110; niarestaurant.com .

CityGate Grille, 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville

Phil Wente of Wente Vineyard joins guests during a dinner that will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17; $90. Courses include lobster mushroom risotto with Nth Degree Pinot Noir 2006. Call (630) 718-1010; citygategrille.com .

Fresco 21, 5300
N. River Rd., Rosemont

Chef de Cuisine Cameron Grant’s five-course dinner paired with Marchesi di Gresy wines will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16; $70. Call (847) 447-4275; fresco21.com .

Denise I. O’Neal



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