I’ve been to many wine pairing and cocktail pairing dinners over the years, but I’ve never experienced both intentionally wrapped into a single evening.

As the saying goes, and as I echo here with great anticipation, there’s a first time for everything.

On August 11 at the Good Oak Bar, executive chef Nico Rodriguez and beverage director Tim Walsh will host a five-course wine and cocktail pairing dinner that I tease in this week’s Inside Tucson Business. It signals to me they weren’t able to make up their minds on wine or cocktails or there truly is a method to their madness. After spending some time with Chef Rodriguez, it became crystal clear it’s the latter.

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