Two Ways a Get a Little Bit Wine-Nerdier

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Oeno-geeks and those who simply want to learn more about vino, listen up: Two of the city's finest A-monikered restaurants, A Voce and Aureole, have announced special wine-focused programs. At both locations of A Voce, one week each month will be dedicated to nightly guest sommeliers — generally vintners or ambassadors from particular brands — who mingle with and advise guests, pouring selections not usually available by the glass (see February's Valentine's week lineup here). And Aureole will host a seminar one Monday each month in conjunction with wine-education group American Sommelier, covering topics like impressive yet affordable picks, or funky wines (full schedule here). The two-hour classes cost $150, and dinner is charged separately — hey, we never said this sort of geekery was cheap.