This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
Nobody enjoys a good wine dinner more than I do, but there are simply too many of them nowadays to post them all here. This one's special, for a couple of reasons.
First, it's at Mateo (109 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham; 919-530-8700; mateotapas.com).
Second, the tasting will pair Mateo's primo tapas with sherries, including a few rarities you won't likely get your hands on otherwise, in a session conducted by world-renowned expert Peter Liem.
The dinner costs $80, and will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 30. Call the restaurant for reservations - the sooner the better, given that Mateo's the hottest ticket in Durham even when there isn't a special event going on.
If for some reason you can't make that hour, all is not lost. Just up the street, Liem will be at at Cave Taureau Wines from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a book signing and tasting of sherries (and maybe a little champagne).
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