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FRIDAYS UNCORKED – A BLIND WINE TASTING, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Trust your palate and not the label when you sample varietals under “wrap” at a casual wine tasting. Four to five samples with cheeses for $12. Call 360-754-1448.

RHONE RANGERS! 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, The Olympic Wine Merchant, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. A Washington vs. California comparative tasting of reds and whites. $9. 360-786-9463.

RIESLING TASTING, 2 to 4 p.m. May 24, The Olympic Wine Merchant, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. Sample eight wines from Germany, Austria, Alsace, Oregon and Washington. $7.50. 360-786-9463.

FRIDAYS UNCORKED – WINE FOR SALMON LOVERS, 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 29, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Discover food and pairing options beyond pinot noir at a casual wine tasting. Four to five samples with cheeses for $12. Call 360-754-1448.

VENETO/FRIULI TASTING, 2 to 4 p.m. May 31, The Olympic Wine Merchant, 101 Capitol Way N., Suite 106, Olympia. Check out wines from Northeast Italy. $9. 360-786-9463.

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

“COME WINE WITH ME” – PUYALLUP SPRING 2009 ART & WINE WALK, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday throughout downtown Puyallup, featuring 40 biodynamic and organic wines and art with a nature/environment theme or made of found/reclaimed objects. $20. Go to www.puyallupmainstreet.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 the highlighted wines – to features@theolympian.com. Please send it no later than 14 days before the event. Cheers!

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