Chocolate for wine lovers: Wine and chocolate pairing course includes a wine and chocolate tasting. Class is offered through Centralia College's Continuing Education Program, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29. Cost is $29. Attendees must be 21 or older to participate. Call 360-736-9391, ext. 427, to register. 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. Call 360-359-4288.
olympic wine merchant: Free wine tastings every Friday, 5-7 p.m.; Southern Rhone, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; Stocking stuffers, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 19; Bubbles!, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 26. 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. Call 360-438-1286, or go to www.madsenfamilycellars.com.
WINE TASTINGS AT MEDICINE CREEK WINERY: 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 947 Old Pacific Highway S.E., Olympia. $5 tasting fee. Call 360-701-6284 or go to www.medicinecreekwines.com.
Send details to tmcgee@the olympian.com no later than 10 days before the event.