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THE ITALIAN GEMS Experience the best grape varieties Italy has to offer — Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo. $10; includes souvenir glass and hors d'oeuvres. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 6. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or www.uncorkedwines.com).
TASTING SIDEWAYS Taste your way through the movie that changed the American face of wine, pinots and all. Price includes sushi. $15 in advance; $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 6. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).
WINE FESTIVAL Explore the fruits of our local wine at the weekly Florida Estates Winery Festival. Event includes a variety of fresh produce, sauces, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts and crafts, live music and, of course, wine. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sat. 25241 S.R. 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113). www.floridaestateswines.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. 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. 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.