The Wine List

Got an upcoming or ongoing wine event? Send information to: The Wine List, 810 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, fax 813-739-4801 or e-mail [email protected].

UNCORK A CURE The second annual Uncork a Cure wine tasting event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Taste a variety of wines and food, and this year, a sampling of desserts from Tampa Bay's best restaurants. Entertainment and auctions as well. $50 general admission, $75 VIP. 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24. Dew Cadillac Hummer, 3333 W. Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg (813-249-2111).

WINE ON THE WATER Sail and sip in the waters off Clearwater Beach as Kai Lani Catamaran pairs a sunset cruise with fine wines. Reservations required. $50. 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24. Kai Lani Catamaran, Slip #49 from Clearwater Beach Marina, Clearwater Beach (727-446-6778 or kailanicat.com/wow.htm).

25 IN ONE ROOM? Charlie's Wine Cellar presents a sparkling, wine and beer tasting with over 25 selections. $15 in advance, $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 25. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

VIRGINIA IS FOR WINE LOVERS Yes, there's wine in states other than California, good stuff too. Taste those from the hills of Virginia. $10; includes souvenir glass and hors d'oeuvres. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 25. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).

THE INS AND OUTS OF RED Join Michael Roberts, wine educator, for a class on why red wine is so revered - the styles, the grapes and process. $25. 6:30-9 p.m. Wed., March 2. Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931).

UNCORK YOUR TASTE Cork & Olive, a new concept in wine shops in the Bay area, offers a free wine tasting every day of the week at their many stores. Call or check their website or call for the closest location to you (800-709-0997 or www.corkandolive.com).

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).

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