Charleston Tea Plantation Tour
America’s only tea plantation, now owned by R.C. Bigelow, is open to visitors. Take a narrated bus tour of the fields and see how tea is made, talk to tea experts, and sample American Classic Tea. Each Sun. 12-4 p.m. and Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy. 559-0383. www.bigelowtea.com/act

Thoroughbred Club Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea with all the trimmings; reservations strongly suggested. Each Mon.-Sat. 1-4 p.m. $22/Classic Charleston, $27/ South of Broad. Thoroughbred Club, 205 Meeting St. Charleston Place Hotel. 722-4900 x7689.

4th of July Feast on the Lawn
A spectacular fourth of July feast just for foodies on the lawn of the Wentworth Mansion. Chef Marc Collins will prepare a spread of three pea salad, toasted peanut coleslaw, spiced cucumber and melon salad, tomato salad with goat cheese, pulled pork sandwiches with mango rum barbecue sauce, peach cobbler, and a whole lot more. Eat, watch the fireworks, enjoy the jazz guitar. Registration required. Wed. July 4, 7:30 p.m. $65. Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. 853-7828. www.circa1886.com

Beer Tasting
This weekly tasting will offer samples of at least four higher gravity beers along with specials on cheese plates. Each Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m. $5. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. 216-1916.

Charleston Farmers Market
Every Saturday, the market features the finest local produce, plants, flowers, and herbs along with food, fine art and crafts, and live entertainment. Each Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Dec. 16. Marion Square, Calhoun and King. 724-3746.

Dine for the Charleston Nine
This dinner will feature scores of Charleston restaurants and wine distributors as well as entertainment from Quentin Baxter and Cool John Ferguson, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the families of the Charleston Nine. For reservations call Table Maestro at 329-4918. Make checks payable to CP Firefighters Restaurant Fund. Sun. July 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $150 donation. Charleston Place, 130 Market St. 810-5960.

Wine Tasting
Sample wines with local distributors twice a week. Call for details. Each Mon. Thurs. 5-7 p.m. $5. Avondale Wine and Cheese, 813B Savannah Highway. (843) 769-5444.
In Good Tastings
Informal weekly wine event. Each Fri. 5-7 p.m. $1. In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road. 763-5597.

O’Hara & Flynn Wine Tastings
O’Hara & Flynn offer Friday evening wine tastings with specials on cheese plates. Each Fri. 5-7:30 p.m. Through July 6. $5. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. 216-1916.


Flight Night
Sample varying flights of wine, focusing on Spanish flavors. Tues. $12-$25. Raval, 453 King St. 853-8466.

Passport to the World of Wine
The S.C. World Trade Center presents a unique wine tasting for members of the SCWTC and interested members of the community. Space is limited. RSVP with Christina Zeid at 852-9880. Tue., July 10, 5-7 p.m. Free. Berlitz Language Center, 1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. 849-8077. www.scwtc.org

Around the Globe
Sample at least four wines at this tasting led by wine expert Pasquale Pellicoro. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Tue., July 10, 5:30-7 p.m. $10. J. Bistro, 819 Coleman Blvd. 971-7778. www.jbistro.net

Firemen’s Fund Wine Tasting
A pairing of wine and hors d’oeuvres. All money supports the Firemen’s Fund. Reservations are required. Wed. July 11, 5-7 p.m. $35. O’Hara & Flynn, 1640 Palmetto Grande Dr. 810-0088

Summer Wine Strolls
Stroll America’s oldest landscaped gardens and sample a variety of summer wines. Stay for dinner and get a complimentary dessert. Wed. July 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Wed. July 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Wed. Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Wed. Aug. 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Wed. Sept. 5, 5:30-7 p.m. and Wed. Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. $5. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road. 556-6020. www.middletonplace.org

Monday Night Chefs Series
On July 9, former Celia’s restaurant Chef Celia Cerasoli presents Italian favorites. Cypress Chef Craig Deihl demonstrates Lowcountry cuisine with a twist on July 16. Pastry Chef M. Kelly Wilson shares sweets on July 23, and Kramer returns on July 30 for those who can’t get enough. Meetings are in Building 920, room 407. Each Mon. 7-9:30 p.m. Through July 30. $49/course. Trident Technical College (Main Campus), 7000 Rivers Ave. 574-6805. www.tridenttech.edu/ce.htm

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