Tipsy Times in Tampa Bay
STELLENBOSCH WINE TASTING
Taste whites and reds from South Africa's premier wine region. $10; includes glass and hors d'oeuvres. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Pete (727-892-WINE).
Straight from the Bayou, featuring shrimp and crawfish etouffee, with New Orleans beers and a selection of wines. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967).
TASTINGS, A WINE EXPERIENCE
This bar hosts tastings every week, and flights on Saturdays. Feb. 22 brings a tasting of Chilean wines. $10. 6-8 p.m. 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255).
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
Fine Wine and Spirits Warehouse hosts a grand wine tasting with over 60 wines. Food is also provided. $30 per person, $50 per couple; proceeds benefit Friends of the Arts from Tampa Museum of Art. 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 23. Mike Kwasin's Residence, 3613 S. Beach Drive, Tampa (813-837-8941).
GRAND CRU WINE CELLARS
Grand Cru holds wine tastings every Friday. $10. 6-9 p.m. Second Friday of every month features live music, beer tastings and food. Grand Cru, 1724 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-269-8463).
Specialties Wines features a tasting of artisan Italian producers every Friday. Free. 6-9 p.m. 11803 Martin Luther King Blvd., Seffner (813-413-2003).
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 www.corkandolive.com.