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HOLIDAY WINE DINNER Ring in the season with small-vineyard wines paired with Le Bouchon's food and the music of Largo High's Madrigal Singers. Wines from the Loire Valley and Bordeaux will be featured. $50, 7 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 6, Le Bouchon, 796 Indian Rocks Road, Bellaire Bluffs (727-585-9777).
HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL Sample from 50 fine and rare holiday ales, including brews from Anchor, Sam Smith, Corsendonk and more. $12, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 6, New World Brewery, 1313 Eighth Ave., Tampa (813-248-4969).
BIG RED BLENDS Vino 100 will be tasting red blends from France, the U.S. and South America to help you pick a wine for your holiday entertainment. Will include wines from Estampa, Chateau Roquefort and Rabid Wines. Free, 12-5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, Vino 100, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon (813-654-8466 or vino100brandon.com).
12 WINES OF CHRISTMAS From Champagne to Port, Vintage will be pouring more wines that will make your holidays extra tasty. Space is limited, so call for reservations. $10, Fri., Dec. 7, Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa (813-879-2931 or vintagewinecellars.com).
SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR HAPPY HOUR Take a load off and down some fine wines from the six countries in the southern half of the world. $10, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 7, Uncorked Fine Wines, 2706 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-892-9463).
A&L FINE WINES WEEKLY TASTINGS A&L hosts weekly tastings on Friday nights (5-8 p.m.) and Saturday afternoons (1-4 p.m.). A&L Fine Wines, 35249 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor (727-781-4760 or aandlfinewines.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).
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.