Tampa Bay food, wine and beer events

Friday, June 26: Bern’s Fine Wines and Spirits


Wines of Agustin Huneeus. This seminar-style Crush Hour is led by wine connoisseur John Lampe and features Quintessa, Faust and Illumination varietals. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463)


Friday, June 26: Hunter's Green Golf and Country Club


Tampa Singles Wine Connection Group. Sample Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel from different regions in California along with a selection of cheeses at this singles mixer. $20. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 18101 Longwater Run Dr., Tampa (813-973-1000)


Friday, June 26: Cafe Ponte


A summer wine tasting paired with a selection of hors d’oeuvres specially prepared by Chef Chris Ponte. Advance reservations are requested. $20. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 13505 Icot Blvd. #214, Clearwater (727-538-5768)


Friday, June 26: Datz Deli


Friday Night Winedown. Sommelier Patti Kuhl leads this taste bud-tempting tasting, and David Perri provides live music. Free. 7 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Friday, June 26: Vintage Wine Cellars


Vintage 16th Anniversary Birthday Bash. Sample 16 wines paired with artisanal cheeses and breads, followed by a selection of dessert wines and cake in celebration of 16 great years. $10. 7-9 p.m., 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931)


Friday, June 26: Uncorked Fine Wines and Accessories


Splashy Sangria. It's the time of year to sample and celebrate Sangria -- that blessed marriage of fruit and wine that delightfully refreshes our palates. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2706 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463)


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: Datz Deli


Sample Saturday. A tasting tour and wine class. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


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)


Saturday, June 27: Cork and Olive Carrollwood


Yappy Hour with Groovy Cats and Dogs. Sample wine along with empanadas and pizza while you chat with fellow pet lovers. Don't forget to bring that special someone in your life -- four-legged friends are invited, too! Proceeds benefit Kids and Canines. $10. 6-9 p.m., 10019 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa (813-868-3733)


Saturday, June 27: WineMall


Blind Tasting Party. Taste, rate and discuss wine at four sampling stations before the big brand and price reveal at the end of the event -- you might be surprised by some of your favorites! $15. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 11246 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa (813-855-7711)


Sunday, June 28: Datz Deli


DatzEDU. This week's focus is "A Taste of Veneto." $19.50. 5 p.m., 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-7000)


Wednesday, July 1: Cafe Dufrain


Summer Series Wine Tasting. Try a new variety of wines every Wednesday. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., 707 Harbour Post Dr., Tampa (813-275-9701)


Thursday, July 2: Vino 100


Sample a variety of wines, including L'Ecole No. 41 Chardonnay, Arcane Pinot Gris, Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc and many, many more, all paired with appetizers prepared by Chef Thomas Kern of the Vinoy Resort. A bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon is also raffled off. Free. 5-8 p.m., 5056 4th Street N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466)


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)


Wednesday, July 8: Cafe Dufrain


Summer Series Wine Tasting. Try a new variety of wines every Wednesday. Free. 6-7:30 p.m., 707 Harbour Post Dr., Tampa (813-275-9701)


Wednesday, July 8: 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 “Argentinean Tango.” $15. 6-7 p.m., 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (813-514-0691)


Wednesday, July 15: 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 Rose is a Rosé.” $15. 6-7 p.m., 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (813-514-0691)


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)


Wednesday, July 22: 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 “The Italian Way.” $15. 6-7 p.m., 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (813-514-0691)


Wednesday, July 29: 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 “Aussie Walkabout.” $15. 6-7 p.m., 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (813-514-0691)


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 25: Kuba Cigars

Summer Sizzler Wine Tasting. Cool off with a selection of whites (with a few reds thrown in for good measure), along with appetizers and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Tampa General Hospital Foundation. $10. 7-9 p.m., 243 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa (813-258-8191)

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: Publix Apron’s Cooking School

Small plates, big flavors. Explore the tantalizing world of tapas. The menu includes: ancho lime shrimp fritters with honey pepper jam; crab and shiitake spring rolls with daikon slaw and ponzu; curried duck samosas with persimmon chutney; chili rubbed steak skewers with cumin aioli; grilled eggplant roasted pepper rolls with ginger cream sauce; warm apple napoleon with vanilla bean custard. $40. 6:30 p.m., 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465)

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