Wine events for March 18

March 18, 2011 

LOCAL

CHOCOLATE FOR WINE LOVERS This pairing includes a wine and chocolate tasting, tips, tasting techniques, red and white selections, 1-4 p.m. April 9, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia. Cost is $29.

THE ART OF WINE TASTING Discussion will include classification, evaluation, tips on buying and storing. Participants will taste six different wines, and must be at least 21 years old. This class is available from 1-4 p.m. April 16 and May 14 at Olympic College Shelton, 937 Alpine Way W., Shelton. Cost is $29. 360-432-5406.

ONGOING

MCCREA CELLARS Olympia Wine Tasting Bar featuring McCrea Cellars and Salida Wines, 1 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, New Caldonia Build ing, 116 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Tasting fee waived with purchase of bottle. 360-359-4288.

NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN WINERY Wine tastings 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tasting fees are $5, but are waived with purchase. 2825 Marvin Road N.E., Suite Q, Olympia 360-464-7125, www.nwmountainwine.com  .

OLYMPIC WINE MERCHANT Free wine tastings 5-7 p.m. Fridays, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. 360-786-9463.

WINE TASTINGS AT MADSEN FAMILY CELLARS Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2825 Marvin Road N.E., Olympia. 360-438-1286, www.madsenfamilycellars.com  .

WINE TASTINGS AT MEDICINE CREEK WINERY 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 947 Old Pacific Highway S.E., Olympia. $5 tasting fee. 360-701-6284, www.medicinecreekwines.com  .

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