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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].

B-21's 7TH ANNUAL AUSTRALIA AND RHONE GRAND TASTING Join B-21 for a big tasting of the wines of Australia and France's Rhone Valley. There will be a strong emphasis on Shiraz/Syrah, but you may also taste Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier based wines. They'll even include California Rhone-style wines. It's popular, so reserve ahead. $25. 2-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14. B-21 Fine Wines & Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs (727-937-5049).

MEET AND TASTE WITH CHILEAN AND ARGENTINIAN WINEMAKERS B-21 will be hosting a tasting including six different South American winemakers and winery reps from places like Montes and Bodega Norton. Talk to the people that make this wonderful juice happen. $25. 2-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14. B-21 Fine Wines & Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19 N., Tarpon Springs. (727-937-5049).

NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON CRUSH HOUR These are the big boys, the monsters of fruit, tannin and oak from the region that put California wines on the map. Come taste a selection of some of Napa Valley's finest Cabernet Sauvignon producers such as Groth, Fisher, Silverado, Hess and more. All are full bodied, chocolaty, rich and delicious. Enjoy these silky cabs paired with cheese from Bern's Cave du Fromage. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 12. Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463). Reservations requested.

AFTERNOON VINO 100 TASTING All of the merchants in the Plaza Bella Shopping Center will be hosting a fall festival with the theme "Scare the Crow," including door prizes from each of the merchants, a grand prize, live music, face painting and children's games, as well as a scarecrow-making contest judged by local celebrities. The free wine tastings will include selections from four different distributors, including wines from all over the world. Free. Noon-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13. Vino 100, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon (813-654-8466).

WINE & TANGO Join WineStyles for a special tasting of wines from Chile and Argentina, accompanied by great food and a special presentation on Chile and Argentina. $5. 5-8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12, WineStyles, 100 Main St., Safety Harbor (727-669-9463).

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 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).

WINESTYLES DAILY TASTINGS WineStyles offers daily "style" tastings to help you determine your wine preferences. Free. 5-8 p.m., Mon-Sat. WineStyles, 2800 W. Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs (727-518-9463 or winestyles.net/belleair).

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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