Tastings

Avondale Wine & Cheese: 813B Savannah Highway, West Ashley. Wine-and-cheese tastings 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, $5.

Boone Hall Farms: Free weekly wine tasting at Boone Hall Farms Market, 2521 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant. 856-8154. 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Bull St. Gourmet: Wine/beer tastings 6-8 p.m. first and third Thursdays. $5. 336-1720.

Carpentier's: 976 Houston Northcutt, Mount Pleasant. 5-7 p.m. Fridays. 884-9386.

Coastal cupboard: Belle Hall Shopping Center, Mount Pleasant. 856-4321. 6:30 p.m. May 13, Blind Side Wine Tasting (six wines) with Richard Pogue of Carolina Wine Source, $20.

COLISEUM WINE & SPIRITS: 5060 International Blvd., Suite 103, North Charleston. Tastings 4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 277-2274.

CRAVE Kitchen & Cocktails: 1968 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant. 844-1177. Wine and cocktail specials 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Crushed Fine Wine: 716 S. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Flight of five wines, $5. 5-7 p.m. Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. 856-1156.

Firefly Distillery: 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw. 557-1405 or www.fireflyvodka.com. Firefly Vodka, Sea Island Rum tastings 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Gaslight Art and Wine Gallery: 211 Meeting St., international boutique wine flights 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. www.gaslightartandwine.com or 723-2870.

Home Wine Chick: Private, in-home or office wine tastings for up to 16 people, $59 for six bottles of wine and a guided tasting. Call 884-2217 or visit www.homewinechick.com.

Huck's Lowcountry Table: 1130 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms. 886-6772. Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris wine flights and dinner pairings 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Half-price bottles, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

In Good Taste: 1901 Ashley River Road. 5-7 p.m. Friday; 2-4 p.m. Saturday. $1. 763-5597.

Irvin-House Vineyards: 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw. 559-6867, www.charlestonwine.com. Tastings are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Free wine tours 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Sippin' Saturdays are 1-4 p.m. during spring and summer and include live music and food vendors weekly. This week, Moonshiners Duo and Home Team BBQ; May 14, Southern Flavor Bluegrass and Geechee Island Mobile Kitchen; May 21, Kristi Starr and Gary Hewitt, Jack's Cosmic Dogs; May 28, Road Agents and Home Team BBQ. Free admission; food and drink extra.

J Paulz: James Island Shopping Center, Folly Road. 795-6995. Half-price bottles of 14-26 wine varietals Saturday nights.

O'Hara& Flynn: 225 Meeting St. 534-1916. Esoteric wine tastings daily until 7 p.m. Three for $5.

Med Bistro: 90 Folly Road Blvd., South Windermere Shopping Center. 766-0323. Half-price bottles of wine on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Social: 188 East Bay St. Nightly wine flights $10-$15. Visit www.socialwinebar.com; call 577-5665.

Ted's Butcherblock: 334 East Bay St. 577-0094. 5-7 p.m. Friday tastings, $5. Boutique wines, artisan cheeses, $5 hors d'oeuvres. $12 dinner.

Total Wine: Ashley River Road. Wine tasting Fridays, Saturdays, noon-6 p.m., free. Beer tasting 3-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Water's Edge On Shem Creek: Tastings 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.

Wescott Wine & Spirits: 9770 Dorchester Road, Summerville. 873-1933. Tastings 5-7 p.m. Fridays, $1-$5 per person.

Wine Awhile: 1039 S.C. Highway 41, Suite 200. 881-3155. Daily wine tasting; choose from 24 wines.

The Wine Shop: 3 Lockwood Drive, City Marina. Tastings 5-7 p.m. Friday, six wines for $5. This week, Bubbles!; May 13, Red and White Bordeaux with guest pourer Hoppin' John Taylor; May 20, Red wines of Tuscany; May 27, New Zealand White Wines. May 28, free tasting Party on the Porch Anniversary Celebration, 1-5 p.m., includes wine, food and music by Lime & The Coconuts.

WineStyles: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 388-8233. Thursday tastings 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Friday flights 4-8 p.m.; Saturday tastings 2-7 p.m. Wine Club members free, $5 non.

Classes

In Good Taste: 1901 Ashley River Road. Wine 102 three-part series, 6:30 p.m. May 10 (Chardonnay), May 17 (Pinot Noir) and May 24 (Cabernet Sauvignon). $80.63 per person or $30 per individual class.

Dinners/events

Wine dinner: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St., will host a wine dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday with a top Piemonte wine producer. Four courses, $65 excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations required; call 727-4158.

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