Events around the city

Got an upcoming or ongoing wine event? Send events to: The Wine List, 1385 Fifth S., Sarasota, FL 34236; fax to 941-365-6854; or e-mail [email protected].

BK WINES & SPIRITS 1319 Main St., Sarasota (373-9600). Get your weekend started with free wine tastings from 5 to 7 p.m. every Fri., featuring a particular winery, grape or region.

DIVINE WINES 5706 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton (792-1266). Taste between four to six reds and whites every Thurs. from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with different wine representatives. Cost is $8. Once a month, owner Stu Weisgerber also leads flights (tastings of several wines). Call for dates and times.

FLANAGAN'S WINE MARKET 4141 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (929-9463). This wine shop, centrally located in Sarasota, offers free wine tastins from noon to 4 p.m. every Sat.

JD FORD FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Tasting Room, 1925 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota (362-9463). Sample exceptional wines with a "Wine Guy" from 5 to 7 p.m. every Fri. Call for price.

MICHAEL'S WINE CELLAR 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (955-2675 or Sample luscious, light, fruity reds or whites in the store every afternoon.

TASTEBUDS AT THE COLONY 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (383-6464, ext. 2755 or Enjoy informal tastings featuring six reasonably priced wines from 5 to 7 p.m. every Sat. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers.

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