Wine and beer tastings, classes
Wines of France: 6-8 p.m. today, Lou's Wine Garden, 7800 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Francois Lancelotti teaches about French wines. $5. (727) 367-1921.
TAPA Wine Sampling: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thur., Michael Murphy Gallery M, 2701 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. Tampa Alumnae Panhellenic Association's wine sampling and silent auction raises funds for college scholarships for women. $25, $35 at the door. (813) 902-1414. tampapanhellenic.org.
Long Island Wines: 5-8 p.m. Fri., WineHarvest, 1269 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 388-6898. wine harvest.com.
Washington Wonders: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Lou's Wine Garden, 7800 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Pacific Northwest wines. $5. (727) 367-1921.
We're All a Little Irish: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, try meade, Irish cream, beers and more. Benefits Medical Ministry International. $10. (727) 892-9463. uncorkedwines.com.
Tosti's Wine Den: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Tosti's Spirits & Fine Wine, 5125 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Taste more than 15 red and white wines. Free. (727) 867-7772.
Awesome Australia: 3-5 p.m. Sat., North Beach Wine & Spirits, 490 Mandalay Ave., Suite 6, Clearwater Beach. Penfolds varieties. Free. (727) 447-1453.
Birds of a Feather: 6:30-9 p.m. Sat., Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. More than 100 wines, tastes from local restaurants, spirit samplings, more. $75, $100 VIP tickets (VIP tasting begins at 5 p.m.). (727) 573-5666, ext. 253. localwineevents.com.
Chilean Pairings: 6:30 p.m. Sat., Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Chilean wines pair with empanadas, tamales, more. $45. (813) 926-4465. publix.com/aprons/schools.
Wine Pairing Benefit: 6-9 p.m. Tue., Belleair Grill & Wine Bar, 1575 S Fort Harrison, Clearwater. Red and white wines pair with Belleair Grill menu favorites, plus silent auction. Benefits Wunsch Family Foundation to help children with cancer. $55, limited availability. (727) 449-2988. belleairgrill.com.
ABC Samplings: Selections of wine, spirits and beers at these ABC Fine Wine & Spirits:
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18, 204 107th Ave., Treasure Island. (727) 360-6153. $10.
• 6-8 p.m. March 18, 2330 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. (813) 971-2122. $10.
Artful Pairings: 7 p.m. March 18, Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. In conjunction with Artful Table exhibition, wines pair with cuisine from chef Domenica Macchia of Bella Brava. $75. (727) 821-7391.
Spring Wine Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 18, SideBern's, 2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. Oregon's Bethel Heights wines paired with SideBern's spring menu. $125 inclusive. (813) 258-2233.
Brand New Bordeaux: 7 p.m. March 18, Cafe Largo, 12551 Indian Rocks Road. Wine dinner pairs latest Bordeaux with Kobe beef brisket, more French cuisine. $85. (727) 596-6282.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax: (727) 892-2327.