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].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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