Events around the city

Wine tastings and dinners

TAMPA WINE INSTITUTE This lesson: Old World vs. New World. Compare and contrast wines from different areas of the world. $30. 5-7 p.m. Sat., March 17. West Palm Wines, 2009 N. 22nd St., Tampa (813-241-8587 or

SPRING FLING Tastings invites you to spring clean your wine collection with refreshing whites, roses and light reds. More details and other tastings at $10. 6-8 p.m. Wed., March 21. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255).

WINES FOR ENTERTAINING Always be ready for an impromptu get-together. Vino 100 shows you what to have in stock. Free. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., March 15. 5056 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or

TEMPRANILLO TEMPEST Spain's darling baby grape is all grown up and making its mark on the world stage. Taste tempranillos from around the world. $10; includes souvenir glass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., March 9. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or

SOUTH AMERICAN WINE SAFARI Taste a variety of wines from Chile and Argentina, including their wine stars Malbec and Carmenere. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 16. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or

B-21 SATURDAY TASTINGS B-21 hosts a wine tasting every Saturday. Free. 1-4 p.m. B-21 Fine Wine and Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs (727-937-5049 x 210 or

WEEKLY WINE WORKOUT Every Wednesday, Tastings has wine adventures to different parts of the world. $10. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or

GRAPE CRUSH HOURS Each Wednesday, sample pre-selected white half glasses for $10 and three pre-selected reds for $12. Includes complimentary appetizers. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. The Grape at International Plaza, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa (813-354-9463).

UNCORK YOUR TASTE Cork & Olive, a chain of wine shops in the Bay area, offers free wine tastings daily at all locations. Find the nearest at

Got an upcoming or ongoing wine event? Send information to: The Wine List, 810 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, fax 813-739-4801 or e-mail [email protected].

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