Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Wine, pork and much more

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The wine will be flowing this week, at events ranging from Grand Junction's VinCO 2011 to the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. But there's more on Colorado's culinary plate this week: everything from workshops, to dry-sausage and hog-slaughtering events. Here's a taste:

Monday, January 17:

Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts its regular Monday Night Wine Dinner with Charles Lazarro presenting Rhone wines from the Kermit Lynch line. Admission is $45, not including wine pairings; call 303-442-6966 or visit

Parisi, 4401 Tennyson street, will donate 10 percent of all sales today to Brown International Academy; call 303-561-0234 or visit

Grand Junction is the site of VinCO 2011, a multi-day conference featuring workshops and seminars on high-altitude grape-growing and much more. For more info, call 970-464-0111 or go to

Table 6, 609 Corona Street (303-831-8800, and Fruition, 1313 East Sixth Avenue (303-831-1962,, will host the Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner. The six-course dinner features eight wines from the Pinot Posse (winemakers/owners of Kosta Brown, AP Vin, Owen Roe, Keefer Ranch, Loring Wine Company, JK Carriere, Cargasacchi and August West). Dinner is $150, and reservations are required.

Stir! Cooking School presents Cocktails at Home: The Wonders of Winter Drinks. Class, which costs $55, starts at 6:30 p.m. Stir! is at 3215 Zuni Street; for more info, call 720-287-4823 or visit

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