Wine and Cheese Tasting with Adam Centamore

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16; Hervé Wine Bar, 139 W. San Francisco St.; $75

Meet nationally recognized wine and cheese educator and writer Adam Centamore during an evening of tasting and learning. Guests will taste a selection of paired wines and cheeses as well as jams, condiments and other accompaniments to complement as Centamore discusses how to think about flavors and combinations.

Wine and beer dinners at Eloisa

Wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20; Eloisa, 228 E. Palace Ave.; $85 for the wine dinner and $65 for the beer dinner

On Thursday, Eloisa plays host to Bill Easton of Easton & Terre Rouge wineries for a four-course prix fixe menu paired with wines. The restaurant also will be showcasing Easton’s wines all month long. On Monday, Rowley Farmhouse Ales will stop by for a four-course dinner and beer pairing.

More info: Make reservations with OpenTable or call 505-982-0883.

Merry Edwards Wine Dinner

5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16; Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave.; $350

The price tag’s not for the faint of heart, but this extraordinary wine-pairing dinner matches offerings from California winery Merry Edwards with specially prepared dishes from chef Peter O’Brien, starring indulgent ingredients like foie gras, caviar, lobster, pulled duck and lamb chops.

More info: Call 505-988-3236 or visit

Crawfish Boil 2019

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19; Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St.

The brewery’s 22nd annual crawfish boil with all the fixins stars crawfish flown in live from Louisiana and cooked to order. There will be live music all weekend, and the whole family is invited.

Firestone Walker Tap Take Over

4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17; Beer Creek Brewing Co., 3810 N.M. 14

Come check out drinks from Firestone Walker, California’s fourth-largest craft brewery with a reputation for its hoppy ales.

Coming up

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27; Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque; one-day passes $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, $50 VIP passes, $10 for nondrinkers and people ages 16-20

The Albuquerque Wine Festival returns for its 19th year, letting you sample (and buy) more than 100 wines from New Mexico wineries. You can also get your fill of live music, local cuisine and fine art and collectibles. Tickets include $5 off any bottle of wine.

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New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival events

May 31-June 2; Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta

As expected, tickets for the fifth annual New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival’s Taco Wars are sold out, but tickets ($95) are available for the Chef & Shaker Challenge Grand Tasting, the mega tasting event June 1.

More info: Find a full rundown of events at nmcocktail

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