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THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTINGS & CLASSES

TODAY
Regular tastings
58 DEGREES & HOLDING CO.: This week “all-American wines.” When: 5-7 p.m. Where: 5340 E. Broadway Price: $10 Info: 747-5858, 58degrees.com

TERRA COTTA: Call for features of its Wine Wednesdays. When: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: 3500 E. Sunrise Drive Price: $6 Info: 577-8100, dineterracotta.com

FRIDAY
Weekly wine tastings
BEVERAGE HOUSE – NORTH: This week, zinfandels Where: 6250 N. Oracle Road Price: $4 Info: 219-6424, beveragehouse.net

BEVERAGE HOUSE – EAST: This week, wines that go well with barbecued and grilled foods When: 4-6 p.m. Where: 8660 E. Broadway Price: $2 Info: 296-9933

DISTRICT TAVERN: The downtown tavern will have wine tastings Friday nights. This week, chardonnay vs. sauvignon blanc. When: 5-7 p.m. Where: 260 E. Congress St. Price: $5 Info: 792-0081

PASTICHE WINE SHOP: Call for this week’s selections. When: 5-6:30 p.m. Where: 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Price: free Info: 325-3333, pasticheme.com

SATURDAY
Beer tastings
BEER AND HOT DOG TASTING EVENT: Taste selected brews from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing Co., makers of Fat Tire. Then sample a variety of gourmet hot dogs and sausages to go along with them. When: 1-4 p.m. Where: 3360 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: free Info: 795-9844, wildoats.com

Wine classes
JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS RESORT & SPA: Its weekly wine classes last through the summer. This week, whites of the Northwest. When: 3-4:30 p.m. Where: 3500 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Price: $25 Info: 791-6071, jwmarriottstarrpass.com

MONDAY
Wine classes
58 DEGREES & HOLDING CO.: Weekly Flight School wine class, with a different theme and instructor each week and four wines paired with four small plates. Each class is limited to 10 people. Reservations required. Call for details on upcoming classes. When: 6:30 p.m. Where: 5340 E. Broadway Price: $20 Info: 747-5858

TUESDAY
Regular tastings
CASA VICENTE: Call for details on its Bohemian Night with “Mini-Machine” Wine Tasting. When: 5-10:30 p.m. Where: 375 S. Stone Ave. Price: TBA Info: 884-5253, casavicente.com

TERRAZA DEL SOL: Weekly tastings featuring a different vintner at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort’s bar. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road Price: free Info: 299-1501, haciendadelsol.com/grill

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OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday
SAM ADAMS DINNER: The JW Marriott Resort & Spa’s Signature Grill is hosting its second Sam Adams Beer Dinner. This four- course dinner is paired with different Sam Adams brews, including the traditional Boston Lager, Cherry Wheat, Hefeweizen and Seasonal Summer Ale. When: 7 p.m. Where: 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Price: $49, includes tax and tip Info: 792-3500

Monday & July 16
VIN TABLA WORLDLY WINE DINNERS: These wine-themed dinners are three-course meals featuring cuisine and wine tasting pairings from around the world. This week’s featured region is Argentina. July 16′s featured region is Greece. When: 5 p.m. Where: 2890 E. Skyline Drive Price: $30 Info: 577-6210, vintabla.com

July 12
FOURTH ANNUAL MELTING POT EXTRAVAGANZA: The restaurant will serve a “Celebration” Fondue Dinner, with different styles, including mojo, coq au vin, bourguignon, and court bouillon, at each table for guests to sample, with each course paired with a complimentary wine. Reservations and prepayment required. When: 6-9:30 p.m. Where: 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Price: $50, including meal, wine, tax and tip Info: Admin@awstucson.bizland.com

July 13-15
KOKOPELLI WINERY: It is hosting its second annual Latin Rhythms Festival featuring a Latin menu, Latin bands and a “Salsa Sauce Contest.” Call for times and prices. In August, it hosts vineyard tours. Where: 35 W. Boston St., Chandler Info: (480) 792-6927, kokopelliwinery.com

July 23
JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS RESORT & SPA: For this “Night in Napa” Dinner at Catalina Steakhouse, meet Richard Graeser, owner and winemaker for Graeser Winery. When: 7-9 p.m. Where: 3500 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Price: $30 Info: 670-0401

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MORE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS & DINNERS

AUG. 4
Out of Town
GRAPE STOMPING AND WINE TASTING: Sonoita Vineyards will host its annual August Festival on Aug. 4-5. Guests can take part in grape-stomping contests, enjoy a tractor-drawn vineyard tour, listen to a live band, and savor a gourmet meal prepared by local restaurants and featuring local wines, such as Arizona Sunset and Sonora Blanca. When: For more detailed information, please call or visit the Web Site. Where: Sonoita Vineyards, Sonoita Info: (520) 455-5893, sonoitavineyards.com Directions: The winery is located 3 miles south of Elgin on Elgin-Canelo Road

AUG. 6
Special wine dinner
“WORLDLY WINE DINNERS”: These wine-themed dinners are three-course meals featuring cuisine and wine tasting pairings from around the world. Tonight’s featured region is Alsace, France. When: 5 p.m. Where: VINtabla Restaurant & Wine Bar, 2890 E. Skyline Drive Price: $30 Info: 577-6210, vintabla.com

AUG. 20
Special wine dinner
“WORLDLY WINE DINNERS”: These wine-themed dinners are three-course meals featuring cuisine and wine tasting pairings from around the world. Tonight’s featured region is the Loire Valle of France. When: 5 p.m. Where: VINtabla Restaurant & Wine Bar, 2890 E. Skyline Drive Price: $30 Info: 577-6210, vintabla.com

AUG. 27
Special wine tasting
LOEWS VENTANA CANYON RESORT: Its Quail Uncorked 2007 event features a tasting from more than 500 wines from the U.S. and around the world via Quail Distributing. Hor d’oeuvres will be served. When: 5-7 p.m. Where: Loews’ Grand Ballroom, 7000 N. Resort Drive Price: $81.15 Info: quaildistributing.com

THROUGH SEPT. 16
Wine dinners
PRIMAVERA COOKS! In the dinner for the Primavera Cooks! “Apprentice Chefs and Gourmet Dining Events” series, guests dine on meals prepared by local, independent restaurant chefs and citizens who have paid to create, prepare and serve the meal, paired with preselected wines. Dinner times vary. Make reservations through Primavera Foundation, not the restaurants. Dinners coming up are: • July 11 Cuvée World Bistro, 3352 E. Speedway Blvd. • July 25 Elle, Wine Country Restaurant, 3048 E. Broadway • Aug. 15 Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave. • Aug. 22 The Cup Café, 311 E. Congress St. • Sept. 5 El Charro Café dinner at The Stillwell House, 134 S. Fifth Ave. • Sept. 16 Kingfisher Bar and Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road Price: $125 per person, including tax and tip; due in advance. Phone: David at Primavera Foundation, 623-5111

THROUGH SEPT. 9
Food & wine
ELLE, A WINE COUNTRY RESTAURANT: The restaurant has its annual Summer Wine Country Tour, with the dinner menu featuring two regional entree specials paired with wines from one of five wine regions (the region changes every few weeks). Those purchasing tour packages will be guests at a post-tour, early fall hors d’oeuvres and wine pairing party. When: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, (Friday and Saturday till 10 p.m.), Sunday 4-9 p.m. Where: 3048 E. Broadway Price: $29 per dinner; $145 tour packages (available through June 17) Info: 327-0500, ellerestaurant.com

AUG. 20
Special wine dinner
VIN TABLA WORLDLY WINE DINNERS: These wine-themed dinners are three-course meals featuring cuisine and wine tasting pairings from around the world. Tonight’s featured region is Loire Valley, France. When: 5 p.m. Where: 2890 E. Skyline Drive Price: $30 Info: 577-6210, vintabla.com

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SUMMER DRINK SPECIALS

DAILY
OLD-PUEBLO GRILLE-FOOTHILLS MALL: Two-for-one drinks and $2 off appetizers all day in the lounge or on the patio through June 30. When: every day until 9 p.m., regular hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Price: varies Info: 297-1999

SUNDAYS

FIRECRACKER: Half-priced wines through June 30. When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: 2990 N. Swan Road Price: varies Info: 318-1118, , metrorestaurants.com

NoRTH: Half-price bottles of wine through Aug. 31. When: noon-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Where: 2995 E. Skyline Drive Price: varies Info: 299-1600, foxrc.com

MONDAYS

Food & wine
FIREBIRDS ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRILL: Wine Down Mondays offers half-priced bottles of wine through July. When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: 2985 E. Skyline Drive Price: varies Info: 577-0747, firebirdsrockymountaingrill.com

TUESDAYS

WILDFLOWER: Half-price bottles of wine through Aug. 31. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Where: 7037 N. Oracle Road Price: varies Info: 219-4230, foxrc.com

WEDNESDAYS

MONTANA AVENUE: Half-price bottles of wine through Aug. 31. When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m. Where: 6390 E. Grant Road Price: varies Info: 298-2020, foxrc.com

Various times and days
LOEWS VENTANA CANYON RESORT: Several options: • Ventana Room from 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Summer Tasting Menu offers a three-course menu with summer wine pairings • Cascade Lounge 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday Night Fever Disco Inferno When: both through Aug. 30 Where: 7000 N. Resort Drive Price: $85 Info: 299-2020 or (800) 234-5117, loewshotels.com

THE WESTIN LA PALOMA RESORT & SPA: In its Desert Garden Lounge , Unwind Hour offers various activities and prices, including a “make your own margarita” station and a “make your own guacamole” station. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays Where: 3800 E. Sunrise Drive Price: varies Info: 577-5859, westinlapalomaresort.com


JULY 15 & SELECT SUNDAYS
Food & wine
JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS RESORT & SPA: Its Primo and Signature Grill restaurants have summer dinner specials. Primo’s Sunday Supper offers a traditional three-course meal, while Signature Grill’s Sunday Sipper offers a three-course menu, paired with infused or specialty tequilas. When: Primo dinners July 29 and Aug. 26, Signature Grill dinners July 15 and Aug. 12 Where: 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Price: $40 (not including liquor) Primo, $39 Signature Grill Info: 791-6002 (Primo) or 792-3500 (Signature Grill), jwmarriottstarrpass.com

THROUGH SEPT. 9
Various times and days
ELLE, WINE COUNTRY RESTAURANT: The restaurant has its annual Summer Wine Country Tour, with the dinner menu featuring two regional entree specials paired with wines from one of five wine regions (the region changes every few weeks). Those purchasing tour packages will be guests at a post-tour, early fall hors d’oeuvres and wine pairing party. When: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, (Friday and Saturday till 10 p.m.), Sunday 4-9 p.m. Where: 3048 E. Broadway Price: $29 per dinner; $145 tour packages (available through June 17) Info: 327-0500, ellerestaurant.com

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