- Gertrudes Restaurant Wine Tastings, 2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887. $49. Featuring A to Zin, a tasting with eight wines and four food courses. Wine expert Darby Gould will speak. Mon., Aug. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 471 -0877 to make the required credit card reservation.
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 also are 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," with rare and interesting wines at half price through August. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
The Blue Star Wine Events, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Riesling, Aug. 18, $15. Italian red, Aug. 25, $15. Food and wine pairing dinner, Aug. 23, $55.
Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. European wine, Sat., Aug. 20, 1 p.m. 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. 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: Sept. 6, Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Martinis. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: Aug. 19, Southern Italy; Sept. 17, Spain; Oct. 15, Southern France; Nov. 19, Germany. Call 475-8880 to RSVP.