Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

Choosing wines for main street Tehachapi's Valentine Wine and Chocolate Event

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Venues throughout Downtown Tehachapi will welcome guests during the Valentine Wine & Chocolate Walk. Tehachapi News Photo

While selecting wines for the Valentine Win and Chocolate Walk, Mary Cunningham and Judy Mitchell sample a white and a red wine. Photo by Charles White

Attendees at the 2012 event chart their course. Tehachapi News photo

Another scene from the 2013 Valentine Wine & Chocolate Walk. Tehachapi News photo

Karl Schuck raises his glass in a toast during the 2013 event sponsored by Main Street Tehachapi. Tehachapi News photo

The 7th Annual Valentines Wine Walk and Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by Main Street Tehachapi is scheduled for Feb. 15. It's the perfect time to join friends and sweethearts for the most romantic time of the year for a fun evening and a stroll around downtown. The 21 host businesses in downtown will all provide appetizers so that you can make an evening of it.

The wines chosen for the Main Street Feb. 15 Valentine Wine Event may be familiar to many of those attending but there are some lesser known vineyards represented, along with local winemakers. The familiar taste of cabs, chardonnays, sparkling wines, and other varietals come from domestic as well as foreign wine producers and have been chosen with an eye to affordable selections.

The selection of wines also includes some you may not have tasted, but whose names you may recognize and will want to try.

There is a range of whites, reds, dessert, and sparkling wines that will paired with chocolates, made by Linda Pettit of Linda's Cakes 'n Things at her new location at 208 S. Mill St. Chocolates will range from sweet, semisweet and dark and will be flavored with fruit, nut and other flavorings. Pettit's chocolate truffles have been featured in the past at the Valentine event and are always a big hit, perfectly paired to compliment the wines.

Local winery, Triassic Legacy, will be the start of the lovely evening, pouring their "Sparkling Legacy" Champagne at the glass pick-up point. Your wine glasses and ten tasting tickets will be picked up at The Tehachapi Depot at the corner of Tehachapi Boulevard and Green Street. Glass pickup begins at 6 p.m. and the event goes on until 9 p.m..

Tickets are $25 each in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased at Tehachapi Flower Shop, Kohnen's Bakery, Mercury Graphics, Get Dressed, and the Chamber of Commerce. Cash or checks at all locations, and credit cards at the Chamber. Cash or check only, on the day of the event. For phone orders, call the Main Street office at 822-6519.

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