Benefit Wine Tasting for Urban Peak, Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. Four courses and eight wines for $59. Tasting of wines by women wine makers. Mon., May 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 471-0887 for reservations.
PICK Taste of the Springs, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $65. Featuring more than fifty restaurant and beverage companies and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Care & Share Food Bank. Sun., May 22, 3-6 p.m. Call 528-1247 for more.
Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. "Father's Day Beer Dinner", 5 courses with beer pairings, Sun., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Also featuring "Wednesday is for Wine", featuring rare and interesting wines at half price through Aug. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. Zinfandel, Thurs., May 12, 5:45 p.m., $15. Pinot Noir, Thurs., May 19, 5:45 p.m., $15. Rose, Thurs., May 26, 5:45 p.m., $15. Call 632-1086 or visit www.thebluestar.net for more.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Rd., 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sun. and start at 12:30 p.m. Beef Master Course on May 15. The Food, Wine and Romance of Paris on May 22. Beer Making 101 on May 29.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. Wine Tastings, $25 per person: June 7, Washington/Oregon. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: May 21, Northwest. Call 475-8880 to R.S.V.P.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City, 877/422-9463,
www.abbeywinery.com . Wine tastings daily of 2004 Artist Series Sauvignon Blanc, 2003 Juniper Valley Chardonnay, 2004 Riesling, 2003 Colorado Cabernet Franc and 2003 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.