CHARLESTON, W.Va. --Wine tasting
The Wine Shop at Capitol Market is hosting a "Staff Picks" wine tasting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Weather permitting, the event will be held at the Capitol Garden's Potter Pavilion, but will move inside if not.
Cost is $12 and includes roughly 12 wine samples. Call 304-343-9463.
In addition to the garden variety of bedding plants available from Capitol Market's outdoor vendors, executive director Tammy Borstnar said Bostic Greenhouses have two unusual plants -- Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers and seedless tomatoes.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper plants are ranked as the hottest pepper in the world at 1.46 million Scoville units. The previous record holder, Ghost or Bhut Jolokia chili pepper, is ranked at 1 million units. In comparison, Tabasco red pepper sauce rates a reading of between 2,500 and 5,000.
The seedless tomato plants produce fruit that is ideal for people who have trouble digesting seeds. In case you're wondering how we'll have seedless tomatoes in the future if there are no seeds from which they can grow, the complicated answer involves cross-breeding, hybrids and other scientific processes. But Burpee promises a continuing supply of seeds.
Kawayan RestoBar restaurant owner Fritz DeVilla called to say that he has closed the Kanawha City restaurant he opened in 2011 on Chesterfield Road. The restaurant featured an Asian fusion menu that emphasized his Filipino roots. Although DeVilla said he greatly appreciated his loyal customers, he has no immediate plans to open another restaurant.
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