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APRIL IN PARIS Taste seven wines from regions all over France, featuring Languedoc, Rhone and Alsace. Free. 12-6 p.m. Sat., April 21. Total Wine and More, 1720 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-350-9601 or totalwine.com).
LESSONS ON BORDEAUX Learn why people worship French Bordeaux wines from expert W.R. Tish. $45. 6:30 p.m. Sat., April 21. Apron's Cooking School at Publix, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa (813-926-4465 or publix.com/aprons).
ORGANICS Some wine is better for you — those made without pesticides. And it still tastes great. Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri., April 20. WineStyles, 2800 W. Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs (727-518-9463 or winestyles.net/belleair).
SOUTH AMERICAN POWER The Noho Bistro and Wine Design combine energy to celebrate the huge flavors of South America. Menu has five courses paired with five wines. $75, all inclusive. Tues., April 24, 7 p.m. The Noho Bistro, 1714 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (call 813-223-3449 for reservations or thenohobistro.com).
VIVE LA FRANCE French wines are always better with food. Try a few from Alsace, Cote du Rhone, Bordeaux and Burgundy, all paired with regional cuisine. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 20. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).
SUMPTUOUS SANGRIA The warm weather ushers in the perfect excuse to stir and serve up some refreshing Sangria. Learn special recipes. $10; includes souvenir glass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., April 20. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).
WINES OF THE WORLD DINNER Le Bouchon Bistro presents a five-course wine dinner, with specially paired whites and reds from around the globe. Menu features Herb-Crusted Lamb Leg with Marques de Vitoria Rioja. $50, plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m. Tues., April 24. Le Bouchon Bistro, 796 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs. (727-585-9777).
WINE FESTIVAL Enjoy the fruits of our local wine at the Florida Estates Winery Festival. Event includes a variety of fresh food, sauces, homemade arts and crafts, live music and a wine tasting. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 21. Florida Estates Winery, 3101 37th Ave. N. (727-526-2113 or floridaestateswines.com).
FRENCH FLAIR Taste through a selection of red and whites wines from Michel Picard, the second largest wine producer in Burgundy. $10. 6-8 p.m. Wed., April 25. 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 TASTINGS Each week, Total Wine and More features a different selection of 4-6 wines from around the world. Free. Everyday. Total Wine and More, 1720 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-350-9601 or totalwine.com).
WEEKLY WINE WORKOUT Every Wednesday, Tastings has wine adventures to different parts of the world. $10. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or awineexperience.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.