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Rip Snorter, Passion for Pinots, Mom's Day Dinner and more

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RIP SNORTER Uncorked chose a variety of cool, value-priced wines from down under to feature, with names like Rip Snorter and Hay Burner. $10; includes souvenir glass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., May 11. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).

PASSION FOR PINOTS Noir, gris or blanc, whatever strikes your fancy, they've got it for you. Free. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., May 9. WineStyles, 2800 W. Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs (727-518-9463 or winestyles.net/belleair).

CHAMP AND SHRIMP Sample a selection of sparkling wines, paired with shrimp cocktail. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 11. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

EAST MEETS WEST Light whites and easy reds are on the docket for this California vs. Italy tasting. Free. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., May 10. 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100tampabay.com).

WINE FESTIVAL This monthly festival includes a variety of fresh food, sauces, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts & crafts, live music and a wine tasting. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., May 12. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes (813- 996-2113 or www.floridaestateswines.com)

MOM'S DAY DINNER Le Bouchon Bistro presents a special dinner menu for Mother's Day. Prices vary. Sun., May 13. Le Bouchon Bistro, 796 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. (727-585-9777).

ITALIAN BISTRO Taste through a selection of Italian reds and whites, just in time for spring. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 16. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or awineexperience.com).

B-21 SATURDAY TASTINGS B-21 hosts a wine tasting every Saturday. Free. 1-4 p.m. B-21 Fine Wine and Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs (727-937-5049, ext. 210 or b-21.com).

FREE TASTING Each week, Total Wine and More features a different selection of 4-6 wines from around the world. Try a selection of wines from down under. Sat., May 12, all day. Total Wine and More, 1720 North Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-350-9601 or totalwine.com).

GRAPE CRUSH HOURS Each Wednesday, sample pre-selected white half glasses for $10 and three pre-selected reds for $12. Includes complimentary appetizers. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. The Grape at International Plaza, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa (813-354-9463).

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 corkandolive.com.

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