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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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