La Dolce Vita The folks at Vintage Wine Cellar want you to take a break from the rat race and your everyday routines to live the sweet life for a change. Start with fruity and sweet wines that are affordable indulgences. Taste 10 tempting wines along with various confectioneries to complete the experience. Friday, Feb.15. $ 10. 7-9 p.m. Reservations requested; calling 813-879-2931.
Culture and Decadence Italy's Villa Antinori Winery sponsors a reception and five-course dinner featuring various Antinori wines and exotic entrees, like herb-roasted Chilean sea bass, seared duck breast, nut and goat-cheese crusted rack of lamb and various side dishes, plus as dessert, apricot ginger panna cotta with candied almond crust dessert accompanied by Remy cognac. The Mendelssohn Choir of Tampa's St. John's Episcopal Church will perform Italian arias for the guests. $50. Prezzo Restaurant, International Plaza, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., B-209, Tampa. Reception, 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. Reservations required; call 813-354-5959.