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Seattle Wine Tastings & Events

April 10
COCHON 555 (five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers), a traveling culinary competition and tasting event, heads to Seattle. Created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, each event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu from heritage breed pigs. Tickets start at $125. For more information, visit the official website
 

Ongoing
Pike and Western in Pike Place Market offers free tastings most Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The store also offers “themed tastings” focused on rotating varietals or wines of a particular region on Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., for $5. Reservations are required for themed tastings. For more information, visit www.pikeandwestern.com. Pike and Western, 1934 Pike Pl., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-441-1307.
 
Thursdays & Sundays
Esquin Wine Merchants has tastings on Thursdays, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., at its Seattle Wine Shop. For more information about upcoming tastings, call 888-682-WINE or visit www.esquin.com. Esquin Wine Merchants, 2700 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134, 206-682-7374.
 
Third Sundays
Kirkland's bin on the lake is offering a creative twist on wine dinners with "bin on the move," a dinner party offered the third Sunday of every month at a different unusual location (not at the lakeside restaurant). Each gathering includes a five-course dinner prepared by chef R. Paul Hyman, and wine pairings from a select Washington winery. This exclusive dinner is limited to 11 guests, who will dine privately with the winemaker. The location will be disclosed 24 hours prior to the dinner. Tickets are $140 per person, plus a 2 per cent gratuity and tax (total is $184.80). bin on the lake, Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033, 425-803-5595.
 
Sundays
The Wine Bar at Chocolate Box hosts the Wine & Chocolate Experience on most Sundays, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Guests enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate while learning the basics of Washington vinos. The in-house tour continues with informative presentations, samples of selected wines paired with specific chocolates and the finale: dessert wine complemented by a truffle. Tickets cost $69 each. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 206-427-2515. For more information, visit the Chocolate Box official website or email simplyseattletours@gmail.com. Chocolate Box, 106 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-443-3900.
 


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RECOMMENDED WINE SHOPS
For additional information on wine events, please contact:

McCarthy & Schiering
6500 Ravenna Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-524-9500
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2401 B Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
206-282-8500



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