For those of you who aren't doing the Valentine's Day dinner madness, or for those with enough stamina to do two big dinners in a week, don't forget the Triangle Wine Experience, a fundraiser for the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, which helps children with developmental disabilities. More than 25 of the Triangle's top restaurants pair up with a famous winery to present Winemaker Dinners on Thursday, Feb. 16. They're followed by the Friday Night Crush 'N' Wine event at Exploris in Raleigh. The benefit weekend concludes Saturday with morning seminars and an evening gala at the State Fairgrounds. For more information, go to www.trianglewineexperience.org.
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