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The Spanish Wine Tasting at Crestwood Fine Wines (9658 142 Street, 780-488-7800), Wednesday April 1, 7 pm – 9pm. introduces the main varietals and winemaking styles from major grape growing regions such as Rioja and Rías Baixas. Your host is Michael Fregren of Artisan Fine Wines. The evening begins with a sparkling aperitif from Penedès, followed by two white wines and five reds. Bread and an assortment of cheeses will accompany. Ticket $29.95. Seating is limited, call the store to book.

There are still a few spots left for the Ex Nihilo Wine Dinner with co-owner Jay Paulson, 6:30pm, April 13, $125+gst at Kitchen by Brad (10130 105 Street, 780-757-7704)
Discover the wines of the Iberian Peninsula with special guest Stacey Jo Strombecky at Color de Vino (9606 Whyte Avenue, 780-439-9069), April 7, 7pm, $20.  Call to reserve your seat, 780-439-9069.
New tastings at Aligra Wines & Spirits (Entrance 58, West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 Street, 780-483-1083): April 14, Wines from the Loire Valley, $30; May 5, Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting, $45. Tastings run from 7pm-9pm unless otherwise noted and pre-registration is required.
To book.
Enjoy the Taste of Italy event at Hicks Fine Wines (109-150 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, 780-569-5000) with special guest Hayley McRae, Vendemmia Wines, April 30, 7pm, $25. To book.
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The 3rd Annual Top One Hundred Best Things to Eat or Drink in Edmonton
We ask readers for their recommendations, we ask friends and colleagues, we check our notes: what were the best things you ate and drank last year?

Click here to see the Tomato Top 100.

Hold the date! Indulgence, the Canadian epic of wine and food is on Monday, June 8 at the Delta. Tickets go on sale May 1
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