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Sign o' the Wines The Zodiac Group, a fundraising group for the Salvador Dali Museum, local artists and the Bay area art scene, hosts a Spanish wines tasting amid the works of Dali at A Taste for Wine, 241 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. $5. Reservations requested. 727-823-3767.
Brown Bag Tasting You'll be brown-bagging it at this special blind tasting of fine wines — forcing you to judge them strictly on their taste, rather than their price or reputation. At 8 p.m., the bags come off and all will be revealed! $10. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. Reservations requested. 813-879-2931.
The World in a Glass Tampa Bay Wine Brats bring the world to you with regionally inspired appetizers and eight diverse wines from Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines' global portfolio 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Guests will use faux passports to travel around "The World," tasting the wines of Sterling, B&G, Brancott, San Telmo and Mumm Napa Valley, while sampling ethnic foods and answering educational trivia questions for prizes. At the Florida International Museum, 100 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. $25 in advance, $30 at door if available. Order tickets at http://tampa.winebrats.org.
The Great Wine Unknowns Discover little wines from big-name winemakers at this tasting of the great unknowns. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Wines By Morrell, 2009 N. 22nd St., Ybor City. 813-241-8587.
Crazy For Cabs The folks at Vintage Wine Cellars are crazy for cabernets. They feature 10 of them at a seated seminar sure to please the biggest cab-fanatics! Discover why the whole wide world is going berserk over these covetous cabs! This seminar is limited to only the first 40 people. $25 pp. 7 p.m. aperitif, 7:30 p.m. tasting. Friday, Aug. 24, at Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. 813-879-2931 for reservations.
The Art of Blind Tasting Taste six wines, and discover what your senses perceive when they're not blinded by the label. $25. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at SideBern's, 2208 Morrison Ave., Tampa. Call Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits to reserve your glass at 813-250-9463.