Wine list

Got an upcoming or ongoing wine event? Send information to: The Wine List, 810 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, fax 813-739-4801 or e-mail [email protected].

FLORA SPRINGS WINE DINNER This family-owned Napa Valley winery has been impressing for years. Roy's hosts a five-course wine pairing dinner, featuring items like Olive Oil Poached Bison Tenderloin, paired with Flora Springs 2003 Trilogy red wine. $85, plus tax and gratuity. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26. Roy's Restaurant, 4342 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa (813-873-7697).

TASTE TWENTY-FIVE Savor a variety of 25 wines and bubblies from all over the world, and eclectic domestic and imported beers. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 27. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

DAVID BYNUM WINERY Sonoma County's David Bynum Winery makes great wine, and it's organic. Taste a variety of wines that Mother Nature would support. $10. 6-8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 1. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or awineexperience.com).

DRINK FOR A CAUSE Melting Pot hosts a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Taste four wines paired with cheese and chocolate fondue. $20. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26. Melting Pot Tampa, 13164 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-962-6936.) RSVP requested.

FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT Casa Dolce hosts a gelato and wine pairing event every last Thursday of the month. $10. 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26. La Casa Dolce, 406 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-259-0002 or lacasadolcecafe.com).

CELEBRATE SAUV BLANC It's planted throughout the world, and it tastes different everywhere. Try five sauvignon blancs from four corners of the earth. Free. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., July 26. Vino 100, 5056 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100tampabay.com).

SUMMER PASSPORT SERIES If you can't get away, let wine country come to you. Taste 10 wines guaranteed to make you want to visit the American West Coast. $10. 7—9 p.m. Fri., July 27. Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.net).

FOCUS ON THE GRAPES Uncover some new favorites at this tasting, which explores zinfandel, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir wines. $10; includes souvenir glass. 7-8:30 p.m. Fri., July 27. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).

WINE FESTIVAL This event includes a variety of fresh food, BBQ, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts and crafts, live music and a wine tasting. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., July 28. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113 or floridaestateswines.com).

FRENCH WINE, DINE AND LEARN Combine learning with fun at an event that merges wine education, a four-course dinner and fine wines from Burgundy to Bordeaux. $35; 24-hour advanced reservations required. 7:30-9 p.m. Sat., July 28. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

FREE TASTING Each week, the Tampa location features a selection of four to six wines from areas around the world. Total Wine and More, 1720 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-350-9601 or totalwine.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).

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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