PARTY WITH A PURPOSE Fine Wine and Spirits Warehouse hosts an exclusive, grand wine tasting with wines from high profile producers like Silver Oak, Pio Cesare, Nickel and Nickel and Groth. Catering by Art of the Feast. $50 per person, $80 per couple; proceeds benefit Interbay YMCA. Limited availability and reservations required. 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 10. Mike Kwasin's Residence, 3613 S. Beach Drive, Tampa (813-837-8941).
GOING SWEET Get your sweet on at this dessert wine tasting, featuring late-harvest Rieslings and ports. Proceeds benefit Benedict Haven. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 11. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or www.uncorkedwines.com).
MOMMA MIA Taste super Tuscans, chiantis and barberas, all paired with Italian yummies. $15 in advance, $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 11. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or www.charlieswine.com).
GET A WINE CLUE Spend a Saturday afternoon learning the fruits of the vine. Class topics include grape varieties and how to taste wines. $20 in advance, $25 at door; includes souvenir glass and snacks. 2-4:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 S.R. 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113 or www.floridaestateswines.com).
DUNEDIN WINES THE BLUES Celebrate the annual downtown Dunedin wine festival, with wine tastings and blues music. Free. 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12. Downtown Dunedin, between Braodway and Highland, Dunedin (727-736-4077).
DAVE MATTHEWS' WINE Le Bouchon Bistro introduces wines from Dave Matthews' organic vineyard, paired with French cuisine. $47, plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 17. Le Bouchon Bistro, 796 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs (727-585-9777).
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).
GO ITALIAN Specialties Wines features a tasting of artisan Italian producers every Friday. Free. 6-9 p.m. Specialty Wines, 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.