Chicago-area wine tastings

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Explore Chicago and surrounding suburbs with an array of wine tastings.

Find a wine event happening in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs:

1006 S. State, Lockport

Chef Bob Burcenski and maitre d’/sommelier Tom Alves host a French spring dinner paired with wine at 5 p.m. May 6; $100. Courses include walnut-crusted trout, spring mushroom terrine and parsley parfait served with a 2010 Chateau Ducasse. Call (708) 383-7543.

Kamp Galleries, 996 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka

Chef Steven Rife of Ristorante Al Teatro prepares a menu for a five-course dinner inspired by Rife’s recent visit to Sicily. Jens Bauerle, founder of Gourmet Destinations, will discuss culinary travels to Italy and will present a tasting of artisan products from Tuscany. Reception is at 5:30, dinner at 6 at p.m. April 29; $58 or $48 for ChicaGourmets! members. Call (847) 571-1499;

River East Arts Center,
435 E. Illinois

Vinitaly 2012 boasts more than 200 Italian wines from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30; $30. Light bites provided. Tickets are available at

Fuller’s, 35 E. First,
second floor, Hinsdale

Chefs Matt McMillin and Connie Martorano from Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant hold a hands-on cooking nad wine pairing class beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 4; $65. Call (847) 907-0046.

Bodega Ramos,
1134 W. Diversey

The second annual Spring Fling wine tasting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 5; $10. More than 20 wines from around the globe will be available for sampling. Call (773) 281-0067.

Primitive Gallery,
130 N. Jefferson

Sample South African wines during “Passport to Taste” from 6 to 8 p.m. April 26; $75. Call (312) 906-9008.