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A calendar of wine and beer tastings, classes

Special events

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Art, wine tastings, food, Mardi Parti for Pups at 5:30 p.m., plus live entertainment. $10 wristbands. (727) 734-8671.

Wine and beer tastings, classes

ABC Valentines: More than 50 wines from around the world, plus hors d'oeuvres:

• 5:30-7:30 tonight, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 2855 66th St. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 345-6149.

6-8 tonight, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 3110 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. $10. (813) 839-7167.

Long Island Wines: 5-8 p.m. Thur., VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Jodi Fritch and TAG Wine Group present varieties from Long Island, N.Y. Free. (727) 522-8466.

Unique Italian Wines: 7-9 p.m. Thur., Mazzaro's Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tasting of unique wines from Vincenzo Protti and others, plus hors d'oeuvres. $30, registration required. (727) 321-2400.

Valentine Wine Sampling: 7-9 p.m. Thur., Harr's Surf and Turf Market, 3235 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. More than 50 wines, plus hors d'oeuvres. $15. (727) 785-8873 or (727) 787-6758.

Mazzaro's Mix: 1-5 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Mazzaro's Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Mix of Italian and California wines on Fri., then wines that pair with chocolate on Sat. Free. (727) 321-2400.

Valentine Wines: 5-8 p.m. Fri., Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines, 1100 Pasadena Ave. S, South Pasadena. More than 75 wine and spirit selections, plus hors d'oeuvres. $10. (727) 347-9607.

Valentine Wine & Chocolate: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Cork & Olive Carrollwood, 10019 N Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 700, Tampa. Valentine's Day tasting free with purchase. (813) 868-3733.

Purely Pinots: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits, 1002 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Pinot noir from Burgundy, New Zealand, Oregon and California in Crush Hour tasting. $25. (813) 250-9463.

Toast to Valentines at Tosti's: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Tosti's Spirits & Fine Wine, 5125 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Features more than 20 wines and champagnes from around the world. Free. (727) 867-7772.

Italia: Land of Romance: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Tasting of Italian wine varietals benefits Special Olympics of Pinellas County. $10. (727) 892-9463.

''Love-ly" Wines: 1-7 p.m. Sat., VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Wines for a romantic evening, from sparkling champagnes to deep red varietals. Free. (727) 522-8466.

Happy Yappy Hour: 1-4 p.m. Sun., Cappuccino's Altro Posto Cafe and Wine Bar, 733 Broadway St., Dunedin. Bring your leashed dog to the patio for drinks, live music. $5 donation per glass of house wine or beer. (727) 415-1694.

Barefoot Wine and Dragon Boats: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17, Cafe Dufrain, 707 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Institute presents sampling of Barefoot wines, champagnes, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment. $15.,

Ridge & Rosenblum: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits, 1002 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Try four wines each from Ridge and Rosenblum wineries. $25. (813) 250-9463.

Worldly Wines: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19, American Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor, 280 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Spanish wines, Chilean cabernet franc, malbec and zinfandel and sauvignon blanc from California, plus light snacks. Portion of proceeds benefits local charity. $10. (727) 895-8700.

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:; or fax: (727) 892-2327.

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