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Winemaker's Journal — Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend

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Drinking wine really is good for the heart. Everyone knows that, right?

 

It's especially true this weekend when Wenatchee Wine Country and the Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross consort to offer a Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend, Friday through Monday, Valentine's Day through President's Day.

 

Wine lovers can purchase a passport that will get them paired red wine and chocolate dessert tastings at 16 North Central Washington wineries. The $30 cost of the passport covers all tasting fees, a wine map, souvenir wine glass and a wine tote bag. Best of all, a portion of each passport fee will benefit the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

 

Passports can be ordered online at www.wenatcheewines.com. Passports can then be picked up at the Wenatchee Chamber Tasting Room or several local wineries listed online. Passports can also be purchased at any of the 16 participating wineries.

 

Cider drinkers need not feel left out. Snowdrift Cider Co. will also be offering their bubbly ciders this weekend. Actually, cider goes with chocolate a whole lot better than red wine does.

 

All of the wineries, their addresses and open hours are listed  on the wenatcheewines.com website. For more information, you can also call Jan Lutz at 669-5808.