Tampa Bay food and drink events

Thursday, March 3: PRP Wines Warehouse

Taste over 35 exclusive, small vintage international wines — that can't be found in any local stores or restaurants — at this free tasting event benefiting the Easter Seals. Light appetizers, cheese and Godiva chocolates will be served, and there will be a raffle and silent auction. Bring a new or gently used children's book (ages 0-5) and receive a free raffle ticket. All wines will be available for purchase by the bottle. RSVP required. Free; 5:30-8:30 p.m. 5910F Breckenridge Parkway, Tampa (across from Hard Rock Casino), 239-410-8261, prpwine.com

Thursday, March 3: Kona Grill

Enjoy a night at Kona Grill with a live DJ, sushi girls, and a world renowned sushi chef, Takeshi Trinitapoli. Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets may be purchased by stopping into Kona Grill or emailing [email protected] $25 in advance, $30 at the door; 6 p.m. 4134 West Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa. 813-877-5938, konagrill.com

Thursday, March 3: Whole Foods Market

It’s going to be a battle royal in your mouth, as the top contenders from wine country battle it out on your palette. Who will reign supreme? Will it be a flashy Napa Cabernet, or will a rustic old world French syrah come out as the top dog. To find out you have to be there – just bring your thirst and love of great wine. Class limited to 30 people; register by the exit lobby or by emailing [email protected] Free; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 3: SideBern's

Attend this exclusive, six-course whiskey pairing dinner which will feature the award-winning Compass Box Scotch Whiskeys. Guest speaker Mark Pruckner will present each whiskey and discuss the methods of distillation and aging techniques unique to each bottle. Purchase tickets online here. $125 (all Inclusive); 6:30 p.m. 2208 West Morrison Ave, Tampa. 813-258-2233, sideberns.com