Fridays UNCORKED – DOMESTIC SPARKLING WINES: 5-7:30 p.m. today, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Ongoing pourings and presentations at this casual wine tasting allow you to arrive anytime. $12. Call 360-754-1448.
Olympic wine merchants: Valentine wines, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; New releases from Spain, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21; Organic wines from around the world, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28. All at Olympic Wine Merchant, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. $7.50. Call 360-786-9463.
art of wine tasting: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 20, March 13, and May 15 in Centralia College’s new science building, room 111. Cost is $29 for each event. Call 360-736-9391, ext. 427, to register.
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Fridays Uncorked – International Intrigue: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Ongoing pourings and presentations at this casual wine tasting allow you to arrive anytime. $12. Call 360-754-1448.
Grape Regions of the World Seminar and wine tasting 1-4 p.m. April 17, Centralia College’s new science building, room 111. Cost is $29. Call 360-736-9391, ext. 427, to register.
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. Call 360-701-6284 or go to www.medicinecreekwines.com.
OUT OF TOWN
red wine and chocolate 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Olympic Cellars, 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles. Part of the annual tour of wineries, participants learn the secrets of pairing wine and spices. Spices will be embedded in chocolates made by CBC chocolates. Call 360-452-0160 or go to www.olympiccellars.com.
valentine’s day at westport winery Chef Erin Worth has created a Valentine’s Day menu that will be served at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Each couple will receive a box of Westport Winery’s custom-made truffles featuring a ganache filling, their chocolate raspberry wine and a red rose. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Westport Timberland Library. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, call 360-648-2224.
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!