Wine events for April 15

The OlympianApril 15, 2011 

LOCAL

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 age 21. This class is available from 1-4 p.m., on April 16 and May 14, at Olympic College Shelton, 937 Alpine Way W., Shelton. Cost is $29. 360-432-5406.

OLYMPIC WINE MERCHANTS Tempranillo: Rapidly becoming a Northwest favorite, 2-4 p.m. April 17. $9. Wines for Springtime: Time to taste some lighter, brighter wines, 2-4 p.m. April 24. $7.50. 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. 360-786-9463.

ON THE ROAD TO PARADISE Spring Wine Tasting is a chance to sip and savor a variety of hard-to-find, artisanal wines from small producers. From 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Whittaker Basecamp, 30027 Highway 706 E, Ashford. Cost is $20 – free with lodging. One event entry, complimentary with lodging, food available to purchase at the event. To book lodging, go to www.mt-rainier.com . Call 877-617-9951, for additional information.

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 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.medicine   creekwines.com  .

If your wine shop, restaurant or organization is hosting a wine-tasting event where the public is welcome, send information — time, date, location, fee, phone number for more information and highlighted wines — to tmcgee@theolympian.com .

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