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Thursday, June 18: Vino 100


Father’s Day Celebration. Sample delectable wines to find the perfect gift for the dad who has everything. Free. 5-8 p.m., 5056 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466)


Friday, June 19: Vintage Wine Cellars


Summer Solstice. Celebrate the calendar beginning of summer (you mean the last two months were just a warm up?) with a cooling selection of 10 white, rosé and light red wines. $10. 7-9 p.m., 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931)


Friday, June 19: Bern’s Fine Wines and Spirits


Over 90 Under $20 Crush Hour. Learn about and taste eight value wines with quality ratings of 90 points or higher. A selection of whites and reds, different varietals, and old-world and modern wines are showcased. $25. 6:30-8:30, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463)


Friday, June 19: Datz Deli


Friday Night Winedown. Indulge your taste buds in this tasting course with sommelier Patti Kuhl while Julie Black provides live musical entertainment. Free. 7 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Friday, June 19: Uncorked Fine Wines and Accessories


Casa Diego Night. Travel to Chile at this wine tasting that features unoaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. If you like what you taste, each of the featured wines are available for a mere $6.50 a bottle. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2706 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463)


Friday, June 19: American Spirits


Third Friday Wine Tasting. A selection of 15-20 wines -- primarily from Italy, with a few bottles from California and Bordeaux thrown in for good measure. Free. 7-9 p.m., 280 3rd St. S., St. Petersburg (727-895-8700)


Friday, June 19: Mazzaro’s Italian Market


Luciano Matricardi, winemaker of Sicilian gem Feudo Arancio hosts this tasting and bottle-signing. Free. 1-3 p.m., 2909 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-321-2400)


Saturday, June 20: Datz Deli


Sample Saturday. Complimentary wine class and tasting with live music by Reid Burton. Free. 7 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Saturday, June 20: Uncorked Fine Wines and Accessories


Beer of the British Isles and Ireland. Laddies, don your kilts for a hearty sampling of diverse brews from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. $20. 7-9 p.m., 2706 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463)


Saturday, June 20: Publix Apron’s Cooking School


Cooking with Dad. Bond with dad in this culinary course, or surprise him with a special meal. The father-friendly menu includes skirt steak strips and chorizo mashed potatoes; crab cakes with a spicy dijon remoulade in Asian slaw; fruit and almond stuffed pork chops; and chocolate coma cake. $60 per father/daughter pair. 11 a.m., 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465)


Sunday, June 21: Datz Deli


DatzEDU. "Italy: Off the Beaten Path" is the theme of this wine and cheese tasting smorgasbord. Reid Burton provides live music. $50. 5 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Tuesday, June 23: Datz Deli


Beer Club. Beer Geeks Mike McGhee and Sean Erwin lead this tasting of summer's best brews. Folkie Rebekah Pulley provides live tunes. Free. 6 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Wednesday, June 24: The NoHo Bistro


Wine Wednesdays. Every week this summer, enjoy a relaxing end to each “hump day” with this tapas and wine tasting. Each Wednesday has a new theme, so don’t miss out on any of these palate-pleasing pairings. This week’s theme is “A Spanish Duel." $15. 6-7 p.m., 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (813-514-0691)


Thursday, June 25: Mise En Place


This monthly cocktail club features a networking hour followed by a brief presentation on a cocktail related topic. It’s not all idle chatter, though: patrons get to sample the featured drink paired with light appetizers by Chef Mary Blintz. In June, choose your own classy cocktail for the “Member's Choice” selection. $35. 6-8 p.m., 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa (813-254-5373)


Thursday, June 25: Fine Wine and Spirits Warehouse


Try wines from around the world at this event that benefits the Abilities Foundation. Mike Kwasin of Fine Wine and Spirits invites the public into his home to taste more than 40 wines, including Chateau St. Michelle Canoe Ridge, Paul Hobbs, Louis Jadot and more. Light appetizers are also served. $25; $40 per couple. 6-8 p.m., 3613 S. Beach Dr., Tampa (813-8378941)


Friday, June 26: Cafe Ponte


A summer wine tasting paired with a chef's selection of hors d'oeuvres. Advance reservations are requested. $20. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 13505 Icot Blvd. #214, Clearwater (727-538-5768)


Saturday, June 27: Vino 100


Get Lucky Day. Wine-lovers draw five numbers from the lucky Vino 100 bag that correspond to five wine selections throughout the store to take home and savor. A complimentary wine tasting is held in conjunction with the drawing. $50. 1-7 p.m., 5056 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466)


Saturday, June 27: Publix Apron’s Cooking School


Summer Tomato Brunch. The ripe, juicy red "love fruit" is the star of this relaxing weekend brunch. The menu includes: eggs galatas; summer vegetable succotash with tomatillo green goddess dressing; tomato Creole waffle and blackened shrimp with savory whipped topping; and strawberry shortcake. $40. 10 a.m., 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465)


Thursday, July 2: Carrollwood Cultural Center


Wine guide Charles Visalli will cover the ins and outs of wine in this six week series of classes. This week — Tasting Wines from Around the World. $25. 6-7:30 p.m., 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa (813-664-1430)


Thursday, July 16: Carrollwood Cultural Center


Wine guide Charles Visalli will cover the ins and outs of wine in this six week series of classes. This week — Dessert Wines and Sweet Treats. $25. 6-7:30 p.m., 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa (813-664-1430)


Saturday, Aug. 8: Vino, Java and Jazz


This event at the Florida Aquarium will feature wine samplings, special dishes, desserts, coffee and jazz music. Proceeds from a silent auction will go toward the Tampa Bay Region of the Easter Seals Florida organization. $65 in advance, $80 at the door. 7-11 p.m., 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa (813-769-5915)


Sunday, Aug. 16: B-21 Fine Wine & Spirits


Celebrate selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at the Best of Burgundy and Beyond tasting and Sale. $25 before Aug. 14, $30 at the door. 2-5 p.m., 43380 US Hwy 19 N., Tarpon Springs (727-937-5049)

Thursday, June 18: SideBern’s

Chef extraordinaire Chad Johnson created the menu for this upscale, down home barbeque, which includes an array of tasty treats inspired by Spain, including suckling pig, octopus brocheta, piquillo pepper rellanos and more — finished off with a cool, creamy hazelnut float. The secret ingredient in this dessert? None other than Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar in place of boring ol’ root beer. In fact, Rogue Ales are the feature brew at this shindig, which includes tasty temptations like the Morimoto Soba Ale, the Juniper Pale Ale, Double Dead Guy, Saint Rogue Red and more. $45. 6:30-8:30 p.m., SideBern’s Patio, 2208 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa (813-258-2233)

Thursday, June 18: Carrollwood Cultural Center

Wine guide Charles Visalli will cover the ins and outs of wine in this six week series of classes. This week — Aromas and Bouquets of Grape Varietals. $25. 6-7:30 p.m., 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa (813-664-1430)

Thursday, June 18: Belleair Grill and Wine Bar

Enjoy seven Spanish wines paired with fourteen delicious tapas in celebration of Bellair’s one-year opening. $49. 6:30-9 p.m., 1575 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater (727-449-2988)

Thursday, June 18: Cork and Olive Carrollwood

Wine, Wellness and Wealth for Women. This “evening of enrichment” includes a lesson on how to incorporate tasty, healthy foods into your everyday diet, a discussion on how to stretch a buck in this tight economy, tips on taking care of yourself and, of course, a variety of wines for sampling. Free. 6-9 p.m., 10019 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa (813-868-3733)

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