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Washington Post food calendar for March 8 - March 15

Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 8:34 PM

SATURDAY

NAPA VS. SONOMA WINES: Tasting at Grapeseed American Bistro & Wine Bar includes a three-course lunch. 11:30 a.m. $60, including tax and tip. 4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-986-9592. grapeseedbistro.com.

MONDAY

SOUTH AMERICAN WINES: Paul Jameson of the Jameson Wine Experience will hold a tasting at Twisted Vines Bottleshop & Bistro. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30, includes wines and light fare. 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 571-482-8581. info@twisted-vines.com.

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March 10

WINE BASICS: Charlie Adler, president of TasteDC, will teach a class on wine for beginners at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row. Topics include how to order at a restaurant, pairing with food and determining basic styles. 7-9:15 p.m. $65. Registration required. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-244-3700. www.tastedc.com.

March 13

COCHON 555 COMPETITION: Five local chefs will prepare a menu from five heritage breed pigs, nose to tail, with wine pairings from five local vintners. 5 p.m. $125 per person. $175 VIP tickets include a private tasting of West Sonoma Coast vintners. Lori Lefevre, 914-630-0961 or lori@cochon555.com. The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.cochon555.com .

- Timothy R. Smith

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