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.

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 Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gaslight Art and Wine Gallery: 211 Meeting St., international boutique wine flights Monday-Saturday. 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 at 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, Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-8 p.m.

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.

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.

Upcoming for beer: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15, Beer Class: Belgian Classics, $15; 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 6, Beer Class: Belgian Classics, $15.

Upcoming for wine: 2-4 p.m. April 16, Wine Class: The Tantalizing Wines of Tuscany, $25.

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, Sonoma County Red & Whites; April 15, Argentina Wines and special guest speaker; April 22, Wines for Hams & Lambs.

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. A look at California class, 6:30 p.m. April 12, led by Ben Sharkey of Grassroots. $45. 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

California Wine Dinner: High Cotton hosts California sister wineries Silver Oak and Twomey for a four-course dinner with pairings at 6:30 p.m. today. Silver Oak winemaker Ben Crane will interact with guests and provide tasting notes on each wine. $100 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; call 724-3815.

Wine on the water: The S.C. Aquarium plans a nighttime tour and event, Wine on the Water, featuring five wines and sustainable seafood from five partner chefs at Anson, Divine Fish House, Fish Monger Seafood, High Cotton and Middleton Place. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $30 for aquarium members, $40 for nonmembers. Advance reservations and payment required. Call 579-8518 or buy tickets at www.scaquarium.org/visit/calendar.aspx (click on April 12, or the Sustainable Seafood Events link).

Craft Beer Dinner: Ted's Butcherblock hosts its April Craft Beer Dinner, the "Best of the West," at 7:15 p.m. April 28. $38. Reservations required; call 577-0094.

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