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Tastings Around Town

Updated: March 14, 2013 6:06AM



Vie, 4471 Lawn,
Western Springs

Executive Chef/owner Paul Virant will host his third annual Black Truffle Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21; $250, add $75 for wine pairings. The six-course menu includes a whole roasted Slagel Farm guinea hen with brandy and truffle cream sauce, honey and thyme- roasted carrots and potatoes Anna. Visit www.vierestaurant.com .

Webster’s Wine Bar,
1480 W. Webster

Explore Australia and New Zealand wines during the Heavy Hitters from Down Under event, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20; $40. www.websterwinebar.com .

Francesca Bellezza, 75 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange

Mainstreet Wines hosts a Marchesi Antinori wine dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 21; $70. Pairings include braised short ribs with herbs and red wine, savoy cabbage and white beans served with 2010 Il Bruciato Bolgheri. Call (708) 354-0355; www.mainstreetwine.us .

MainStreet Libertyville, Libertyville

Purchase a $25 commemorative wine glass as admission to Let’s Wine about Winter , from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16, at one of the following locations: North Shore Pro Active Health, 112 W. Lake; Curtis Frame/Black Alley Gallery, 543 N. Milwaukee; Petranek’s Pharmacy, 426 N. Milwaukee; Parkview Gourmet, 121 E. Cook, and Christine Anne Couture, 324 N. Milwaukee. Call (847) 680-0336.

City Tavern,
1416 S. Michigan

National Drink Wine Day is Feb. 18. Celebrate with select $5 a glass pours from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Visit www.citytavernchicago.com .

Denise I. O’Neal



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