Here is a list of upcoming wine tastings across the Triangle:
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The Washington Duke Inn's Italian Wine Dinner
Gia Pascarelli from Dalla Terra Imports will guide us through exquisite wine selections from Alto Adige, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Toscana. Combining Italian tradition with the culinary sophistication of Fairview's Executive Chef Jason Cunningham, we invite you to join us for what will be a memorable evening. 7 p.m. today. $55 plus tax and gratuity. Fairview Dining Room, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. 493-6699. www.washingtondukeinn.com.
Old Granary at Fearrington
Join wine director Maximilian Kast for an exciting new series of classes on Washington State wines and pairings. 5 p.m. Thursday. $35. The Old Granary at Fearrington Village, 2000 Center Church Road, Pittsboro.542-2121. www.fearrington.com.
Wine Authorities presents an evening of wine from a vine's bud break in the spring to a grape's squeeze into the bottle. We cover how a vine grows, how wine is made, how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this short two-hour class. 7:33 p.m. Thursday. $36 From the Alt Penedes region of Catalonia, we have winemaker and owner of Mas Codina, Toni Garriga, in store to host our free tasting . This means you get to taste five seriously good wines (for zero dollars), from crisp and lovely Cava to fruit-driven, spicy reds.Noon. Oct. 22. free. Wine Authorities, University Dr, Durham. 489-2884. www.wineauthorities.com.
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