Here is a list of upcoming wine tastings and events across the Triangle:
Sip...A Wine Store
Sample sexy wines and savor yummy chocolate from Red Light Chocolates. 5 p.m. Friday. Free. To celebrate the owner's 40th birthday, four wines will be offered at 40 percent off. 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Free to sample. Join runners and walkers for exercise and end about 7 p.m. for a short wine tasting. 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. $3 for a glass. 1055 Darrington Drive, Cary. 467-7880. www.sipawinestore.com.
Museum of Life and Science
After Hours: Science of Wine. Excite your senses and experience unique characteristics of wines crafted around the world. Meet wine experts from local wine shops and talk to scientists about enology. DJ Gonzo will be spinning jams on vinyl and there will be plenty to see, do, taste and create at this year's Science of Wine. 6 p.m. Thursday. $20. 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. 220-5429, ext. 313. www.ncmls.org.
Taylor's Wine Shop
Pre-Valentine wine tasting. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. 10005 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 847-3069.
Find the perfect dessert wine to share with your special someone. 5 p.m. Friday. $15. 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Cloer Family Vineyards
Wine tasting and tour. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $5. 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 387-5760. www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Chatham Hill Winery
Tasting and winery tours. 11 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Monthly tour with owner and winemaker Marek Wojciechowski with wine tasting. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12. 3800 Gateway Centre Blvd., Morrisville. 380-7135. www.chathamhillwine.com.
The Granary at Fearrington Village
Taking a look at wines from two of Italy's most interesting wine-growing states, Piemonte and Lombardy. The wines include Barolo, Barbaresco, Carema, Valtellina, and Franciacorta. 5 p.m. Feb. 16. $45. 210 Market St., Pittsboro. 542-2121. www.fearrington.com.