Events around the city

Wine tastings and dinners

CREATIVE LOAFING WINE CLUB CL hosts its first ever Wine Club event, featuring wines from Washington State, food from Green Iguana, DJ Mike Switzer and prizes. Net proceeds benefit the Spring of Tampa Bay. Sponsored by Tampa Bay Uncorked. $25 in advance, $30 at door. 7-10 p.m. Sat., April 28. Post Bay at Rocky Point, 2600 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa (tampa.creativeloafing.com/wineclub).

BERN'S WINE FEST Interested in tasting over 200 wines, mind-blowing food from Bern's chef Jeannie Pierola and seeing loads of pretty people? Then consider this three-day wine fest, in its 10th year. $95 to $200. April 27-30. Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463 or bernsfinewines.com).

WINES UNDER $9.99 Uncorked promises to reveal its favorite value wines. $10; includes souvenir glass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., April 27. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).

VINO CHILEAN Check out this wine dinner featuring five courses and six wines from Chile's premium winery, Casa Silva. $79, all inclusive. 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 2. Wine Exchange, 1611 W. Swann Ave. Tampa (813-254-9463).

WINE AND GELATO TASTING Casa Dolce hosts a gelato and wine-pairing event every last Thursday of the month. $10. 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs., April 26. La Casa Dolce, 406 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813- 259-0002).

SOUTHERN VINO Discover some great wines from the south of the equator. Vino 100 offers up a selection of six wines from Australia, New Zealand and South America. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., April 26. 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100tampabay.com).

LIVING IN ZIN Lust over 10 coveted California red zinfandel wines. $10. 6—9 p.m. Fri., April 27. Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.net).

TASTE TWENTY-FIVE Savor a variety of 25 wines and bubblies from all over the world, as well as eclectic domestic and imported beers. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 27. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

WINE FESTIVAL This event includes a variety of fresh food, sauces, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts and crafts, live music and a wine tasting of Florida Estates wines. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 28. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113 or floridaestateswines.com).

FRENCH FLAIR Taste a selection of newly imported Australian reds and whites. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 2. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or awineexperience.com).

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, ext. 210 or b-21.com).

FREE TASTINGS Each week, Total Wine and More features a different selection of four to six wines from around the world. Free. Everyday. Total Wine and More, 1720 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-350-9601 or totalwine.com).

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 corkandolive.com.

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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