McCarthy & Schiering, Queen Anne 2401 B Queen Anne Ave. N. Saturday, January 17th, 11:00am to 5:00pm Browse the stacks while tasting a selection of 2007 Southern French reds from importer extraordinaire Kermit Lynch and other stellar staff picks. Bonus pairing: A&J Meats has a fine selection of lamb and sausages right next door to go with your grapey booty.
Pike & Western Wine Shop 1934 Pike Place Friday, January 16th, 3:00pm to 6:00pm These tastings are always at the whim of the staff, but this week is a special one. Renato Vacca himself of Cantina del Pino of Piedmont will pour his wines. Taste their 2004 Barbaresco, the current Dolcetto, and either a Nebbiolo or Barbera. And it's not even my birthday yet.
DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine 1435 First Ave. Saturday, January 17th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Meet and taste with the wine maker of DiStefano Winery out of Woodinville, WA.