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WINES WITH WILD LABELS They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but how about wine? Try a few and see if you should be choosing by label design. Proceeds benefit charity. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or www.uncorkedwines.com).
GETTIN' CHEESY Bern's breaks out the cheese tray and pairs five Italian cheeses with eight Italian wines. Reservations requested. $25. 6:30-8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4. Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463).
BOUTIQUE CALI Taste boutique delights from Napa and Sonoma counties, paired with sushi. $15 in advance, $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or www.charlieswine.com).
WINE FESTIVAL Explore the fruits of our local wine at the Florida Estates Winery Festival. Event includes a variety of fresh produce, sauces, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts & crafts, live music, and, of course, wine. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 S.R. 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113 or www.floridaestateswines.com).
SAFETY HARBOR WINE FESTIVAL Party hearty at this fourth annual wine festival, featuring wines from all over the world. This free event includes food from area restaurants, live entertainment on three stages, arts & crafts vendors and a grape stomp. Net proceeds benefit five local charities. Free. 5-11 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5. Downtown Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor (727-724-1572).
QUE SYRAH, SHIRAZ Everyone's drinking it, and you can pronounce it any way you want. Just try 10 of these wines and see for yourself why they're great. $10. 6-8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 9. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255).