Three wine and beer events in Tacoma and Seattle will raise money for things deserving of your cash.
Wine tasting, May 9, in Puyallup, to raise money for the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center.
Tacoma Wine classic, May 9, at Tacoma Community College, to raise money for TCC programs.
Hopscotch Spring Beer and Scotch tasting event, today and May 9 at Fremont Studios in Seattle, to raise money for Seattle International Film Festival.
Click "read more" for details of each event.
Drink wine, raise money for center that celebrates Western Heritage
A wine tasting featuring 18 Washington wineries will raise money for the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center.
The wine tasting will be from noon to 7 p.m. May 9 (Saturday) at the center, which is located on the north end of the Puyallup Fairgrounds on 9th Southwest. Enter at the Red Gate.
Tickets are $5 and wine tastes are $1. Light snacks will be served.For information, call 253-445-9175 or 253-752-9708 or click here.
Participating wineries are
1. Airfield Estates Winery, Prosser
2. Andrake Cellars, Olympia
Bob Andrake, winemaker
3. Benke Cellars, Vancouver
Rob Benke, winemaker
4. Chandler Reach Vineyards, Benton City
Len Parris, winemaker
5. Eaton Hill, Granger
Ed Stear, winemaker
6. FairWinds Winery, Pt Townsend
Mike Cavett, winemaker
7. Ginkgo Forest Winery, Mattawa
Mike Thiede, winemaker
8. Heymann Whinery, Centralia
Bob Heymann, winemaker
9. Hoodsport Winery, Hoodsport
10. Kalamar Winery, Lake Tapps
Mark Kalamar, winemaker
11. Marchetti Wines, Olympia
Rich LaRosa, winemaker
12. Massett Winery
Greg Masset, winemaker
13. Sorensen Cellars, Pt Townsend
Richard Sorensen, winemaker
14. Scatter Creek Winery, Tenino
Terril Keary, winemaker
15. Stina's Cellars, University Place
Perry Preston, winemaker
16. Waving Tree Vineyards & Winery, Goldendale 6
Terrence Atkins, winemaker
17. Widgeon Hill Winery Chehalis
Rhett Mills, winemaker
18. Windy Point Vineyards, Wapato
Mike Stepniewski, grower
Liz Stepniewski, winemaker
Tacoma wine classic raises money for school programs
The Tacoma Wine Classic has raised more than $235,000 since its inception for Tacoma Community College. This year's wine and dinner event will be from 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. May 9 (Saturday) in Building 6, 6501 South 19th St., Tacoma.
Featured wineries are Dumas Station, Kontos Cellars, Northstar Cellars, Rotie Cellars, Spring Valley Vineyards, Woodward Canyon Winery, Maryhill Vineyards and Saviah Cellars.
A sit-down dinner also will be served. Prices are: $150 per person/$300 per couple. $1,200 for table of eight.
For more information please call the Foundation at 253-566-5262 or click here.
Take mom for a beer the night before Mother's Day
If mom is a beer drinking kind of gal, you could take her to the 7th annual Hopscotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival today and Saturday at Fremont Studios in Seattle. Yeah yeah yeah, seems more like something you would take dad to, right? Wrong. Moms like beer, too. Or at least this one does. No comment on the scotch.
More than 50 seasonal beers, a few wines and a scotch tasting lounge should keep you busy at the event, which runs from 5 p.m. to midnight tonight, or 1 p.m. to midnight May 9 (Saturday). 21 and older only. No tots allowed.
Hop Scotch is a benefit for Seattle International Film Festival. Tickets are $25 at the door and include a 6-ounce cup and six tasting tokens.
Visit www.hopscotchtasting.com or call 206-633-0422 for more information.
Tasting Flights and Seminar:
Mexican Beer Flight: Includes flight of 5- 3 oz. Mexican beer tastes.
Tequila Tasting: Includes flight of 5- 1/4 oz. tequila tastes.
Scotch Tasting: Includes flight of 5- 1/4 oz. scotch tastes.
Scotch Seminar with the Master of Whiskey: Includes 8-1/4 oz. Scotch tastes.