Wine List

Wine tastings and dinners

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].

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].

THE BEST OF THE BUBBLIES Taste Cristal, the sparkler of champions, and many others at this bubbly event. Fancy appetizers match the wine. $30. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

SPANISH WINE, DINE AND LEARN Combine learning with good food at this four-course dinner, featuring fine wines from Rioja to Ribera del Duero. $35; reservations required. 7:30-9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967 or charlieswine.com).

PINOT CELEBRATION Come experience one of Florida's most extensive pinot noir tastings, with selections from France to California. $25 per person. 3-6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12. B-21 Fine Wine and Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs (727-937-5049, ext. 210 or b-21.com). Limited space and RSVP required.

CRAFT BEER AND CHEESE PAIRING Quaff a variety of QUALITY beers, paired with cheeses. $12. 7 p.m. Tues., Aug 14. Mr. Dunderbak's, 2222 B. University Mall, Tampa (813-977-4104 or dunderbaks.com).

SANGRIA TASTING Sangria recipes and light appetizers to sample. $10; includes souvenir glass. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE or uncorkedwines.com).

NEW LABEL TASTING Vino 100 introduces two new wineries at this tasting: Thirsty Fish and Mockingbird Hill. Free. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 9. Vino 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (727-522-8466 or vino100tampabay.com).

WINE FESTIVAL This monthly event includes a variety of fresh food, sauces, sandwiches, plants, homemade arts and crafts, live music and a wine tasting. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes (813- 996-2113 or floridaestateswines.com.

SUMMER'S NOT OVER Taste cool wines perfect for picnics on the beach, cookouts and warm summer nights. $10. 6-8 p.m. Wed., Aug. 15. Tastings, 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255 or awineexperience.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).

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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