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Tuesday, Jan. 20: Carrolwood Cultural Center: "Dining Around the World"
This new, ongoing program will celebrate the food culture of a different country every month. January features the cuisine of Greece with a dinner at Acropolis Taverna in Ybor. $55. 6 p.m., Acropolis Taverna, 1833 E. 7th Ave., Tampa (813-269-1310)

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Vino 100 Brandon
Vino 100's educational 101 series covers California. $20. 6-7:30 p.m., 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com)

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits
Special winemaker dinner featuring Robert Foley Vineyards. Foley, the Food & Wine's 2007 winemaker of the year, will be on hand to guide you through his wines, with food from SideBern's. $125. 6:30 p.m., 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463 or bernssteakhouse.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 21: Caretta on the Gulf
Wine dinner with Melissa Stackhouse, winemaker at La Crema, and food from Caretta's chef David Thomas. $65. 6:30-10 p.m., 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach (727-674-4109 or sandpearl.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 21: Tarpon Library Cookbook Discussion Group
This year's cookbook discussion topic is Culinary World Tour, starting this month in New England. Come talk about classic American recipes. Free. 7 p.m., Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 Lemon St., Tarpon Springs (727-943-4922)

Thursday, Jan. 22: Winemall
Tampa Bay Lightning wine tasting featuring Lightning Girls and benefitting the Lightning Foundation. Free. 6-8 p.m., 11246 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa (813-855-7711 or winemall.com)

Thursday, Jan. 22: Toasted Pheasant Bistro
Tuscan wine dinner with wine expert Massimiliano Boscaino and food from Chef Peter Leonavicius. $54.95. 7-9:30 p.m., 14445 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa (813-265-6700 or toastedpheasant.com)

Friday, Jan. 23: Vintage Wine Cellars
Hoppy beers will be on tap. $10. 7-9 p.m., 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.net)

Friday, Jan. 23: Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits
Continuing the January Crush Hour series, Bern's will feature Oregon Pinot Noirs. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463 or bernssteakhouse.com)

Friday, Jan. 23: Kuba Cigars
Hit Kuba for wines from Argentina, Spain and more. Free. 7-9 p.m., 243 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa (813-258-8191 or kubacigars.com)

Friday, Jan. 23: Cork & Olive Palm Harbor
Wine and cheese social with eight red and white wines, cheese and olive oil. Free. 6-8 p.m., 4978 Ridgemoor Blvd., Palm Harbor (727-781-9463 or corkandolive.com)

Friday, Jan. 23: Uncorked
Weekly tasting features Argentinean wines. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2706 4th St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463 or uncorkedwines.com)

Friday, Jan. 23: Cork & Olive Carrolwood
Learn how to pair cigars with wine, with a cigar roller on hand from Serafin Cigars. Free. 6-8 p.m., 10019 N.Dale Mabry Hwy., Carrolwood (813-868-3733 or corkandolivecarrolwood.com)

Saturday, Jan. 24: Uncorked Fine Wines
Uncorked skips the cork and pops the top on a selection of great beers for this reservation only tasting. $20. 7-9 p.m., 2706 4th St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463 or uncorkedwines.com

Saturday, Jan. 24: Vino 100 St. Petersburg
The weekly Saturday tasting continue. Free. 1-7 p.m., 5056 4th St. N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100stpete.com)

Saturday, Jan. 24: Vino 100 Brandon
Weekly Saturday tastings continue. Free. Noon-5 p.m., 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 28: Cork & Olive Carrolwood
Wine 101 class that'll teach you how to taste. $10 (applied to purchase). 6:30-8 p.m., 10019 N.Dale Mabry Hwy., Carrolwood (813-868-3733 or corkandolivecarrolwood.com)

Thursday, Jan. 29: All Children's Hospital
This class is designed to teach parents and kids how to cook healthy foods. Free. 6:30-8 p.m., All Children's Hospital Education Center, 701 4th St., St. Petersburg (allkids.org)

Thursday, Jan. 29: Cork & Olive Palm Harbor
Sip and dip night with eight red and white wines and olive oil. Free. 6-8 p.m., 4978 Ridgemoor Blvd., Palm Harbor (727-781-9463 or corkandolive.com)

Friday, Jan. 30: Vintage Wine Cellars
This sit-down, reservation only seminar will feature the heights of red and white wines from Napa Valley. $25. 7-9:30 p.m., 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.net)

Friday, Jan. 30: Cork & Olive Palm Harbor
Wine and cheese social with eight red and white wines, cheese and olive oil. Free. 6-8 p.m., 4978 Ridgemoor Blvd., Palm Harbor (727-781-9463 or corkandolive.com)

Friday, Jan. 30: Toast Fine Wine & Cigars
Monthly tasting featuring 15-18 wines and light appetizers. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 14921 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa (813-632-3105 or toastofnewtampa.com)

Thursday, Feb. 5: Belleair Grill and Wine Bar
4 course Spanish wine dinner featuring importer David Bernard of Vinamericas. $49. 6:30-9 p.m., 1575 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater (727-449-2988 or belleairgrill.com)

Saturday, Feb. 7: UTBC Education Foundation Wine and Food Gala
Benefitting scholarships for Tampa are kids, this gala will have over 15 food and wine stations featuring local restaurants. $100. 7-11 p.m., Neilsen Company Grand Hall, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar (813-300-0019 or utbcef.org)

Saturday, Feb. 7: Vino 100 Brandon
Weekly Saturday tastings continue, this week with a Valentine theme. Free. Noon-5 p.m., 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com)

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