Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484. Benefit Wine Dinner for the Ruiz family, July 26, 6 p.m. The evening will feature a five-course dinner, paired wines, and a silent auction, $50.
Coffee Seminar, Starbucks Coffee, 747 Citadel Dr. East. Learn about the fundamentals of brewing a great cup of coffee and how to pair coffee with food. There are also coffee tastings. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call Sharon or Jessica at 591-9120 to register.
Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. Featuring "Wednesday is for Wine," featuring rare and interesting wines at half price through August. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Oregon wine tasting on Sat., July 23, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. New World Wine Tasting on Mon., July 25, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Rd., 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sun. and start at 12:30 p.m. Bread 101 on July 31. Pinor Noir and Duck on Aug. 7. Penfold's, the History of Shiraz and Cooking from the Barbie on Aug. 14. World Tour of Wine and Cheese on Aug. 21. Summertime Shellfish and Sauvignon Blanc on Aug. 28.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. Wine Tastings, $25 per person: August 2, Napa Valley; Sept. 6; Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Marinis. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: Aug. 20, Southern Italy; Sept. 17, Spain; Oct. 15, Southern France; Nov. 19, Germany. Call 475-8880 to R.S.V.P.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City, 877/422-9463, 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.