SideDish, Dec. 5, 2018
D.H. Lescombes Renaissance Limited Release Party
6 to 8 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 5; Hervé Wine Bar, 139 W. San Francisco St.; $15
Celebrate the release of St. Clair Winery’s D.H. Lescombes Limited Release Renaissance, a southern Rhône-style blend composed of syrah from the winery’s vineyard Block Five, blended with hand-selected Mourvèdre, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and pinot noir. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the $15 fee benefits MindMatters, a nonprofit created to raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness in New Mexico.
More information: Get tickets at stclairwiner260.corecommerce.com.
Fizz the Season Sparkling Wine Tasting
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail; $25
La Casa Sena Wine Shop presents a sparkling wine tasting with bottles from around the world — and small bites to balance all that bubbly.
More information: facebook.com/events/ 290316008267054/
2018 Arroyo Vino Holiday Tasting
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; Arroyo Vino Restaurant and Wine Shop, 218 Camino la Tierra; $30
Pick and choose from 50 wines available for sampling, and if you order a case or more, you’ll get a $30 credit that will cover the cost of entry. Case discounts also will be available if you’re looking to stock up ahead of the holidays.
More information: Visit facebook.com/events/ 2257997547767351.
Second Street Brewery 22nd Anniversary Party
5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St.
Celebrate Second Street Brewery’s anniversary with a special menu prepared by chefs from all three restaurants, the brewery’s 2018 Anniversary Ale on tap and a free show with Half Broke Horses at 7 p.m.
More information: Visit facebook.com/events/ 451071838754006.
Winter Is Here Beer Dinner
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13; Blue Corn Brewery, 4056 Cerrillos Road Suite G; $40 in advance, $45 at the door
Bend the knee and join Blue Corn Brewery and New Mexico Dark Side Brew Crew for a reception and three-course dinner paired with beer from Blue Corn Brewery. More information: Call 505-438-1800 for reservations.
2nd Annual Iconik Cookie Decorating Party
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; Iconik Coffee Roasters, 1600 Lena St., Suite A2
Come by at 2 for cookie decorating beginning at 2:30 p.m. Cookies and decorating ingredients are free while supplies last, and there will be plenty of hot chocolate, coffee and other adult beverages as well as lunch and dinner options available for purchase.
More information: facebook.com/events/ 2144592915858183
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Sip & Sniff Wine Tasting with Essential Oils
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; 1807 Second Street Studios, Suite No. 46B; $25
Wines paired with essential oils? Learn how the aromatics of essential oils can complement the flavors of wine and Champagne. Tastings will be served with appetizers and chocolate, and you’ll have a chance to win prizes and get a gift bag for coming by.
More information: Visit facebook.com/events/2310943479171625.
Holiday Afternoon Tea Party
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 and 22; Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, 198 State Road 592; $34 per adult, $44 per adult with Champagne, $17 per child ages 6 to 12
Dive into finger sandwiches, sweets, fruit and tea, with 30 percent of every holiday afternoon tea purchase benefiting Cooking with Kids.
More information: Call 505-946-5700.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, for kids 6 and up; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, for adults 21 and up; La Boca, 72 W. Marcy St.; $20 on Dec. 15 and $40 on Dec. 18
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, La Boca has a holiday cookie decorating extravaganza for you. Kids ages 6 and up will get hot chocolate and a box of cookies at the Dec. 15 event, and adults will get cava and tapas with their box of cookies on Dec. 18.
More information and reservations: labocasantafe.com or 505-982-3433.
Pints & Pours
5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22; HoneyMoon Brewery, 907 W. Alameda St., Unit B; $38 and $50 price points
It’s a classic for a reason: Buy a ceramic pint made by Carolyn Lobeck of Innovate Ceramics and get a pour. HoneyMoon Brewery serves up its own kombucha beer as well as other beers on rotation.
More information: facebook.com/events/728919160799687
Out of town
Holiday Market at the Rail Yards
Noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16; Rail Yards Market ABQ, 777 1st St. S.W., Albuquerque
Check out more than 200 local vendors offering food and handmade crafts at the fourth annual installment of Albuquerque’s Holiday Market.
More information: Visit railyardsmarket.org.