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Chocolate event is Saturday
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BLANCHARDVILLE - Just in time for Valentine's Day, River Valley Trading Co. presents their second annual Chocolate Tasting and Auction from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 and the Pecatonica Grapevine hosts a wine tasting paired with TerraSource Gourmet Chocolates and savory dishes from the Goose Chaser Farm from 4 to 6 p.m.

For River Valley Trading Company's Chocolate Tasting and Auction, chocolatiers and bakers are invited to prepare their favorite chocolate delights as 20 bite-sized samples, for tasting, and one sale-size dessert, for auctioning. Participants receive half of the silent auction selling price of their entry.

Tasters pay $2 to sample all of the chocolate delights. Call River Valley Trading Co., (608) 523-1540, for additional information.

After the Chocolate Tasting and Auction, walk across the street to the Pecatonica Grapevine for the next tasty event. Owner, Christine Pieper, hosts another delicious wine tasting; this time pairing TerraSource artisan chocolates and Goose Chaser Farm culinary delights with some of the fine wines sold at the Pecatonica Grapevine. Call Pecatonica Grapevine, (608) 523-4569, for additional information on the wine tasting.