This week's wine and food events

Thursday, Sept. 4 — Tuesday, Sept. 9

THURSDAY: CEVICHE

Food Network chef Dave Lieberman will be hitting Ceviche Tampa this week to show you how to throw a "chic, simple tapas party at home." And, of course, to rep Spanish olive oil from the Spanish Olive Oil Exporters Association, which is also some tasty stuff. Free. 7-9 p.m., Sept. 4, Ceviche, 1502 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (312-988-2262).

THURSDAY: SIDEBERN'S

SideBern's Summer Grillin' & Chillin' series wraps up with barbecued organic poussin, black truffle potato salad, baked beans and brews from Full Sail out of Oregon. $45. 7-9 p.m., Sept. 4, SideBern's, 2208 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa (813-258-2233 or bernssteakhouse.com).

FRIDAY: Z-GRAPES AT THE SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM

The Salvador Dali Museum is hosting a night of surreal entertainment, wines and food from Fresco's Waterfront Bistro at their annual Z-Grapes event. Sip Z wines while participating in a scavenger hunt, or listening to local fave Giddy-up Helicopter, or melting in the gallery. Grand Tasting $35, ZIP Premium Tasting $55. 7-10 p.m., Sept. 5, Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 3rd St. S., St. Petersburg (866-440-7880 or salvadordalimuseum.org).

FRIDAY: CHARLIE'S WINE BAR

This week's Friday tasting features boutique wines from California and sushi. $16, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 5, Charlie's Wine Bar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (charlieswine.com).

FRIDAY: UNCORKED

Enjoy cool summer whites during the last few days (or months) of blistering heat while benefitting breast cancer three-day walk team "Joggin4Juggs". $10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 5, Uncorked Fine Wines, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463 or uncorkedwines.com).

FRIDAY: VINO 100 BRANDON

Join Mike Finerty — Mayor of St. Pete Beach and owner of Finter Imports — as he pours some of his wines from La Ronciere in Chile. Free, 5-7 p.m., Sep. 5, Vino 100 Brandon, 1038 Bloomingdale Drive, Valrico (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com).

SATURDAY: JENN'S WINE SHOP

Jenn's will be pouring samples of wines from around the world to the accompaniment of live jazz. $15. 6-8 p.m., Sept. 6, Jenn's Wine Shop, 11724 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-960-4808 or jennswines.com).

SATURDAY: VINO 100 ST. PETERSBURG

Sippin's Saturdays continues with an extended afternoon of wines open and available for tasting. Free, 1-7 p.m., Sept. 6, Vino 100 St. Petersburg, 5056 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100stpete.com).

SATURDAY: CHARLIE'S WINE BAR

Get some wine, four courses of food and a heaping helping of education in this seminar on Napa/Sonoma wines. $35, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 6, Charlie's Wine Bar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (charlieswine.com).

SATURDAY: WINEMALL

This Internet retailer also has a brick-and-mortar store and wine bar, where they'll be pouring a variety of wines with passed hors d'oeuvres. Free, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 6, Winemall, 11246 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa (813-855-7711 orwinemall.com).

MONDAY: GRILLSMITH

Grillsmith will host winemaker Paul Clear of Kluge Estate Winery of Charlottesville, VA for a five-course wine dinner. If you've never had East Coast wine, or only that NY stuff, this is a chance to taste vino from one of the largest winemaking regions in the U.S. Clear will be pouring Kluge sparkling wine, as well as an interesting aperitif aged in Jack Daniels barrels, among others. $45. 7-10 p.m., Sept. 8, Grillsmith of South Tampa, 1108 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-250-3850 or grillsmith.com).

TUESDAY: BERN'S FINE WINES & SPIRITS

Long Shadows from Washington State was named winery of the year by Food & Wine and awarded high ratings by Robert Parker. Here's your chance to taste seven wines from this outstanding vintner, each one give more than 90 points by Parker, with food from SideBern's. $125. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 9, Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463 or bernssteakhouse.com).

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