FRIDAYS UNCORKED – WINE FOR SALMON LOVERS, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Enjoy a casual wine tasting including four to five samples with cheeses for $12. Call 360-754-1448.
VENETO/FRIULI TASTING, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, The Olympic Wine Merchant, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. Check out wines from Northeast Italy. $9. 360-786-9463.
SCATTER CREEK WINERY’S ANNUAL SUMMER WINE WEEKEND, noon to 8 p.m. June 5 and 6, 3442 180th Ave. S.W., Tenino. Wine tasting and food, with no fees. For details, call 360-273-8793 or visit www.scattercreekwinery.com.
THE ART OF WINE TASTING, 1 to 4 p.m. June 27, Olympic College Shelton, 937 Alpine Way W., Shelton. An introduction on how to taste and evaluate wines. $29. To register, call 360-432-5400.
WINE TASTINGS AT MADSEN FAMILY CELLARS, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2825 Marvin Road N.E., Olympia. Free. Call 360-438-1286.
WINE TASTINGS AT MEDICINE CREEK WINERY, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 947 Old Pacific Highway S.E., Olympia. $5 tasting fee (refundable with purchase). Call 360-701-6284 or go to www.medicinecreekwines.com.
OUT OF TOWN
SEATTLE WINE AWARDS GRAND TASTING, 4 to 7 p.m. June 14, The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle. The Grand Tasting provides an opportunity for consumers to taste Washington’s award-winning wines and meet the winemakers. General admission tickets are $85 and are available at www.seattlewineawards.com.
NORTHWEST CORKS & CRUSH 2009, 5:30 p.m. to midnight June 27, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. Join 16 Northwest wineries for a tasting before a gala dinner and live auction. Also enjoy live music and a car show. $175. For reservations, call 253-697-2832 or go to www.nwcorksandcrush.com.
If your wine shop, restaurant or organization is hosting a wine-tasting event where the general public is welcome, send information – time, date, location, fee, phone number for more information and the highlighted wines – to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 days before the event. Cheers!