Wine events for April 8

The OlympianApril 8, 2011 

LOCAL

CHOCOLATE FOR WINE LOVERS: This pairing includes a wine and chocolate tasting, Tips on selecting the current wine and chocolate pairings that include tasting techniques, red and white selections, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia. $29.

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

“ON THE ROAD TO PARADISE”: Spring Wine Tasting is your chance to sip a variety of diffi cult-to-fi nd, artisanal wines from small producers from 3-8 p.m. May 14 at Whittaker Basecamp, 30027 Highway 706 E., Ashford. $20 (complimentary with lodging), one-event entry complimentary with lodging. 877-617-9951.

ONGOING

MCCREA CELLARS: Olympia Wine Tasting Bar featuring McCrea Cellars and Salida wines, 1 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, New Caldonia Building, 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-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2825 Marvin Road N.E., Olympia. 360-438-1286, www. madsenfamilycellars.com .

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

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