Updated: February 10, 2013 6:04AM
1900 E. Higgins
Argus Brewery is the star of the January beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28; $30. Courses include braised beef short ribs paired with Argus California Steam. Call (847) 278-5181; tokiopub.com .
3908 N. Sheridan
A friendly wine competition, “Battle of the Blends: Bordeaux Blend vs. Meritage,” will feature selections from Heritage Wine Celllars. Free tasting begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 10. Call (773) 404-8955; pizzarusticachicago.com .
Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario
Mixologist Victor Baheza will host a Milagro Tequila tasting, which includes samples of Milagro’s silver, reposado, anejo and “select barrel” tequilas. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10; $25, includes cocktails and appetizers. Call (312) 302-9977; zocalochicago.com .
803 W. Randolph
A Scotch tasting is the focus of the first wine/spirit soiree of the year. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, $35; early pricing subject to change. Call (312) 226-3110; niarestaurant.com .
Cityscape Bar, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza,
350 W. Mart Center
Complimentary wine sampling session “Vino With aView” will kick off at 6 p.m. Jan. 17. Call (312) 836-5000; cityscapebar.com .
Denise I. O’Neal