TRY THIS! BEER TASTING Sample a variety of beer and food pairings at the 4th annual Beer and Food Pairing event. Sponsored by the Best Florida Beer Championship Committee. $20. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16. Southern Brewing Supply, 1717 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa (813-765-1289 or www.bestfloridabeer.org).
PERFECT PARTNERS Taste some of the great matches in the wine world: from California's zinfandel and chardonnay to Italy's Gavi and Chianti. $10. 7— 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16. Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.net).
AMERICAN SPIRITS WINE TASTING American Spirits educates you on wines from around the world. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16. American Spirits, 280 Third St. S., St. Petersburg (727-895-8700 or www.americanspirits.biz).
ITALY EXPLORED Taste several selections from Italian producer Cascina Pellerino. Samples of Nebbiolo, Favorita, Dolcetto and Barbera. $10; includes souvenir glass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or www.uncorkedwines.com).
MAMMA MIA Discover a variety of wines Italy has to offer. Paired with Italian cuisine. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.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].