Dinners and pairings, Girls Night Out and wedding planning, there’s plenty happening in Woodinville wine country to kick off 2012!

The Heat of the Kitchen: Culinary Demonstration Dinner
Friday, January 6
DiStefano Winery
12280 Northeast Woodinville Drive
Woodinville, WA 98072

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Family Style Culinary Demonstration Dinner: Sauté, Sear, Toast, Roast and Bake! Enjoy a glass of wine while Chef George prepares your meal and shares his knowledge on skilled kitchen techniques. The ticket is $45/person + tax & 18% service charge. It includes a glass of wine. For menus or to make a reservation check out the website HERE.

NW Totem Cellars: Release Party
Saturday and Sunday
January 14 and 15
12:00pm – 4:00pm
NW Totem Cellars
15810 NE 136th Place
Redmond, WA 98052

Featuring the 2008 Cabernet Release – 3 years coming and worth the wait! 2007 Double Gold Seattle Wine Awards and the 2008 is even better!

Tefft Cellars: Girlfriend’s Day!
Saturday, January 21
11:00am – 5:00pm
Tefft Cellars
16110 Woodinville Redmond Rd#5
Woodinville, WA 98072

Come to Tefft Cellars for sipping and shopping! Purses, make-up, chocolate, jewelry, great wine….and the 2012 Firemen’s Calendar boys are back by popular demand!

Friday Featured Food Pairing
Friday, January 20
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Dusted Valley
14465 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

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Come taste what Mr. Gauchoman had in mind with the DV Malbec, and see what has garnered the attention of Sunset Magazine‘s latest feature!

Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday and Sunday
January 21 and 22
Otis Kenyon Wine Tasting Room
14525 148th Avenue NE #111
Woodinville, WA 98072

Kung Hei Fat Choi / Gong Xi Fa Choi at the Woodinville tasting room. Enjoy the Chinese New Year decorations from Singapore, associated treats and Otis Kenyon’s Walla Walla Valley wine.

Corks and Canvas
Thursday, January 26
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Matthews Estates
16116 140th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

You are invited to enjoy a glass of wine, while creating a work of art. Matthews Estate has paired up with Corks and Canvas Events of Seattle to host another in a series of Paint Parties. This event is $45/person and everything is supplied for you: the canvas, brushes, paints, red aprons, music and step-by-step instruction by a local artist. Each guest will receive a glass of wine with their ticket and the opportunity to purchase wine by the bottle for 20% off during the evening! Email info@corksandcanvasevents.com to purchase tickets.

Weddings in Woodinville
Saturday, January 29
11:00am – 4:00pm

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Gather your friends and families and join us for an exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, music and live entertainment during a special open-house of seven of Woodinville’s top wedding venues. Ticket holders for this event will board chauffeur-driven luxury transportation for a half-day tour that will escort your group to each venue. Weddings in Woodinville is a special event designed to give couples and their families and friends a sneak preview of each fully-decorated venue to better envision their special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together. Wineries and venues include Novelty Hill – Januik Winery, Columbia Winery, JM Cellars, Matthew’s Estate, DeLille Cellars, Willows Lodge, and Woodhouse Wine Estates. Go online for reservations and information.