WASHINGTON ON YOUR MIND? Washington state is producing phenomenal wines. Come try a few. $10; includes souvenir glass and hors d'oeuvres. 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17. Uncorked, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-WINE).

A BIT 'O IRISH GRUB AND BEER Taste Irish stout and stew with Irish beers and O'Reilly's on the rocks. $15 adv./$20 at door. 7:30 p.m. March 17. Charlie's Wine Cellar, 533 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-1967).

LEARN THE VINE Spend an afternoon learning the fruits of the vine. $20 adv./$25 at door; includes glass and snacks. 2-4:30 p.m. March 18. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 S.R. 52, Land O'Lakes (813-996-2113).

FRANCE 101 This French wine class covers the famous regions of Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone, and you'll taste wines that illustrate each region's differences. Reservations requested. $25. 6:30-8 p.m. March 20. Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits, 1002 S. Howard Ave., Tampa (813-250-9463).

TASTINGS, A WINE EXPERIENCE The winner of Weekly Planet's 2005 Best New Wine Bar hosts tastings every week, and discounted flights on Saturdays. $10. 6-8 p.m. 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (727-894-2255).

GRAND CRU WINE CELLARS Grand Cru holds wine tastings every Friday. $10. 6-9 p.m. Grand Cru, 1724 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa (813-269-8463).

GO ITALIAN Specialties Wines features a tasting of artisan Italian producers every Friday. Free. 6-9 p.m. 11803 Martin Luther King Blvd., Seffner (813-413-2003).

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 www.corkandolive.com.