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AMERICAN SPIRITS Screw the economy, American Spirits is pouring the good stuff! This Thursday's tasting features only wines that retail for more than $25, including a couple Burgundies, some Champagne and a selection of single-vineyard California wines, among others. If you like any of them, AS will throw in a discount the night of the tasting. $10 advance/$15 door. 7-8:30 p.m., July 24, American Spirits, 280 Third St. S., St. Petersburg (727-895-8700 or wine-smith.blogspot.com).

BELLEAIR GRILL & WINE BAR Bellair Grill will give diners a rare chance to taste outstanding aged Rioja from Spain with this Thursday's wine dinner. The '92 Grand Riserva, '73 Rioja and '68 Rioja from Vina Valoria will be poured with grilled pork and lamb chops, along with a tasty little albarino to start. $85. 6:30-9:30 p.m., July 24, Belleair Grill & Wine Bar, 1575 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater (727-449-2988 or belleairgrill.com).

CHARLIE'S WINE CELLAR This Friday's shindig at Charlie's is its monthly big tasting, featuring 25 bubblies, brews and wines from around the world. Saturday's weekly wine, dine and learn focuses on Burgundy, including a lecture and full dinner. Charlie's Wine Cellar & Wine Bar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

UNCORKED Uncorked's Friday night tasting dips into that good old American spirit. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 25, Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463 or uncorked.com).

VINO 100 ST. PETE Vino 100 has teamed up with Massage Envy to make this tasting the most relaxing experience possible. Sip Italian wine and nosh antipasto while enjoying a chair massage from Vino 100's neighbors. Ahh. Free. 5-8 p.m., July 24, Vino 100 St. Pete, 5056 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100stpete.com).

VINO 100 VALRICO They may be out in Brandon, but the folks at this Vino 100 will be kicking it beach-style this Saturday with a free wine tasting and other events from vendors in the Plaza Bella Shopping Center. Free sweets, massages and a ton of discounts will be available at a wide variety of merchants, along with the free wine. Noon-5 p.m., July 26, Vino 100 Brandon/Valrico, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com).

VINTAGE WINE CELLARS Vintage will be cranking down the a/c and pouring wines that will help you beat the heat this Friday night. $10. 7-9 p.m., July 25, Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931 or vintage winecellars.net).

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