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

Bull StReet 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 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.charleston wine.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.

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, South Windermere Shopping Center. 766-0323. Half-price bottles of wine on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Middleton wine strolls: Middleton Place Wine Strolls 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Sample a variety of wines in a different garden location each week through Nov. 16. $15. Call 266-7477.

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. High- way 41, Suite 200. Call 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.

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.


In Good Taste: 1901 Ashley River Road. Wine 101 classes. Four-part series, $80.63 including tax. 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27. RSVP at 763-5597 or ingoodtaste@prodigy.net.


Festa Italiana: Charleston Grill executive chef Michelle Weaver and Sommelier Rick Rubel will host a Festa Italiana 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 8 in the Palmetto Courtyard at Charleston Place. The event features Italian wines paired with tastings of Italian specialties. $50. Advance purchase required. Call 577-4522.

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