Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center First Thursday Tastings, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $8-$12. Featuring California wines on Thurs., Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Coffee Seminar, Starbucks Coffee, 747 Citadel Drive 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.
Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. French wine, Thurs., Aug. 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Italian wine, Sat., Aug. 6, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, reservations required.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Road, 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Pinot 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: Aug. 2, Napa Valley; Sept. 6; Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Martinis. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: Aug. 20, Southern Italy; Sept. 17, Spain; Oct. 15, Southern France; Nov. 19, Germany. Call 475-8880 to RSVP.