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A calendar of wine & beer tastings and events

Wine and beer tastings, classes

Haunting Flavors: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Tastings, A Wine Experience, 149 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Sample wines from spooky wine bottles in Halloween tasting. $15. (727) 894-2255.

Spooktacular Tasting: Howling good wines at Halloween tasting. Free at VINO 100 locations:

• 5-7 p.m. Thur., 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 522-8466.

5-7 p.m. Fri., 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. (813) 654-8466.

Fall Sip & Dip: 6-8 p.m. Thur., Cork & Olive, 4978 Ridgemoor Blvd. at Ridgemoor Commons, Palm Harbor. Try mulled wine, red or white varieties from around the world. Tasting free with purchase. (727) 781-9463.

Total Bordeaux: Chateaux Belingard Rouge, other Bordeaux wines. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. at Total Wine & More locations:

• Walter's Crossing, 1720 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 350-9601.

Park St. Retail Center, 4880 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 544-6018.

Courtyard at Countryside, 2528 State Road 580, Clearwater. (727) 431-1010.

Scary Good Wines: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Pic Pac Fine Wines, 6609 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Hauntingly spooky Halloween sampling. $5. (727) 347-0743.

Liquid Assets: 7 p.m. Fri., Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. Blue-chip wines include Far Niente Napa chardonnay, Molly Dooker Blue-Eyed Boy shiraz. $25, registration required. (813) 879-2931.

Wine and Beer Tasting Disco Party: 9 p.m. Fri., LQ House of Cigars, 7400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Live music, prizes for best costume. Free admission. (727) 393-4000.

Harvest Moon Celebration: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., Tarpon Springs Castle Winery, 320 E Tarpon Ave. Celebrate autumn's arrival with themed party, live entertainment; food complimentary with wine purchase. $5.50 and up per glass. (727) 943-7029.

Ladies Night Out: 2-5 p.m. Sat., VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Relax with food treats from Let's Eat meal preparation kitchen, wine pairings, plus chair massage. Free. (727) 522-8466.

Wine Tasting Benefit for Stageworks: 6-9 p.m. Sat., Bayside Building, 1105 E Twiggs, Tampa. Wine from Wine Design, food from Zelda's and entertainment by Ricky Cona. Proceeds go toward building the second floor of the theater to house Stageworks Rainbow Tribe Outreach Program for At Risk Youth. Reservations requested at [email protected], or tickets can be purchased at the door. $25 donation goes to the building fund. For more information, send e-mail to [email protected]

Amazing Amarones: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mon., Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits, 1002 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Study of Italy's Amarone wines closes Fall Wine class series. Registration required. $40. (813) 250-9463.

Good Gouda!: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Tastings, A Wine Experience, 149 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Aged Gouda from artisan cheese crafters pairs with wines. $15. (727) 894-2255.

Wines of Bordeaux: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 6, Tampa Wine Institute, 2009 N 22nd St., Tampa. Explore France's Bordeaux region, home to cabernet and merlot-based wines, in Connoisseur Series class; six wines, artisan cheeses and breads. $30. (813) 241-8587.

Compiled by Peggy Anders. Send news of coming events at least two weeks in advance to Food File, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731; e-mail to: [email protected]; or fax: (727) 892-2327.

A calendar of wine & beer tastings and events 10/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:37pm]
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