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Gluten-free pizza crust spreads

Boulder-based Gluten Free Bistro has signed 14 more Nick-N-Willy’s locations to offer its gluten-free pizza crust.

The additional Nick-N-Willy’s shops are in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Kansas. Nick-N-Willy’s is offering its Signature Pizzas, like the Aegean, Big Kahuna or the Magellan, along with its Ultimate Pizzas and Build Your Own selections, atop a gluten-free crust for dining in or take-n-bake.

Colorado and Utah locations of Nick-n-Willy’s already offer a gluten-free crust.

The Gluten Free Bistro was founded by three gluten-intolerant Boulder locals who were dissatisfied with the gluten-free foods available.

Visit www.theglutenfreebistro.com for a complete directory of restaurants that carry their products, or call 720- 329-3254.

Chocolate fest coming

The Colorado Chocolate Festival is encouraging people to celebrate moms with chocolate this Mother’s Day at its two-day event May 6-7.

Starting on that Friday evening and continuing all day on Saturday, the Festival will be held at the Denver Merchandise Mart and will feature chocolate vendors from around the nation. Visitors will have the chance to sample and buy a variety of chocolates.

Admission to the event is free this year, although Taste Tickets — tickets for sampling — can be purchased online at $10 for 12 tickets and $20 for 25 tickets, or at the door for $1 per ticket.

For more information, visit www.chocolate-festival.org.

Taste Colorado wine

Colorado’s wine country in the Grand Junction area will kick off its 2011 Taste of Adventure with premiere wine-tasting events this spring.

During the Grand Valley Winery Association Spring Barrel Tasting Weekends, which are April 30-May 1 and May 14-15, participants are invited to learn about wine-making and aging, with eight wineries pairing gourmet foods with featured wines.%u2028 Ticket purchasers receive random assignments to their first winery, where each receives a “weekend passport,” map and souvenir wine glass. Attendees then visit each winery on their own schedule, receive “behind-the-scenes” winery and vineyard tours, taste wines available to the general public and participate in barrel tasting. The passport also serves as a coupon for a 15 percent discount for wine purchases during the weekend.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Tickets are limited to 400 people per event weekend. For more information, contact Two Rivers Winery at 970-255-1471, or visit their website at www.tworiverswinery.com The Viva el Vino wine-tasting event, to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 7, features more than 15 booths (along with a beer booth) and a large silent auction benefiting local community organizations.

Sponsored by the Junior Service League of Grand Junction, Viva el Vino will take place at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction.

Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, call 970- 712-4935 or visit www.jslgj.com.

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