September 23-27 The annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival will take place over a period of five days, and features 90 wineries from across the nation and 75 Santa Fe restaurants. Events include cooking demos, wine seminars, reserve tastings and winery luncheons and dinners. Guests can also attend the auction to help benefit Santa Fe restaurants’ community events, such as the Cooking with Kids program. The Grand Tasting takes place at the Santa Fe Opera where all wineries and restaurants participating in the event offer tastings and samples of their products. For more information, call 505-438-8060 or visit www.santafewineandchile.org
Ongoing Wine in the morning, wine in the evening, wine around suppertime---that could very well be the motto of Gruet Winery where the wine is poured from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Taste any six wines for $15. There's also a reserve tasting for $15. Tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For details, visit www.gruetwinery.com. Gruet Winery, 8400 Pan American E Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-821-0055.
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on wine events, please contact:
Wines & Liquors
34 Cities of Gold Rd.
Pojoaque Valley, NM 7501