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Calendar of wine tastings, classes

Wine tastings, classes

Wines of the World: 6-8 p.m. today, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 3110 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa. International wines, spirits, cordials, plus hors d'oeuvres and cigar sampling. $10. (813) 839-7167.

Kluge Estate Wines: 5-8 p.m. Thur., VINO 100, 5056 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 522-8466. Also, June 21, VINO 100, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Free. (813) 654-8466.

ABC Sampling: 5-7 p.m. Thur., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, 204 107th Ave., Treasure Island. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and experts to help with wine questions. $5. (727) 360-6153.

Lincoln Heights Sampling: 6-8 p.m. Thur., Lincoln Heights Bistro, 603 Elm St., Safety Harbor. Italian wines paired with beef in Asian barbecue sauce, Trivento Torrentes wine from Argentina with chocolate-coated sorbet. Registration required. $12. (727) 726-4210.

Beer & Food Pairing: 7-9 p.m. Thur., Casa Tina's Pan Y Vino Wine Bar, 369 Main St., Dunedin. Learn which beers best pair with foods and snacks in tasting; registration preferred. $12. (727) 734-7700; panyvino.com.

California Wine Country: 5-8 p.m. Fri.; 1-4 p.m. Sat., A&L Fine Wines, 35249 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, merlot and more from California's Napa and Sonoma wine regions. Free. (727) 781-4760; AandLfinewines.com.

Western Wines: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Pic Pac Fine Wines, 6609 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. California and Pacific Northwest wines. $5. (727) 347-0743.

Soviet Sampling: 6:30 p.m. Fri., St. Petersburg Nights, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. Try more than 15 wines from former Soviet countries, followed by musical entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Free tasting, $5 entertainment. (727) 363-3832.

"V" Grapes: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Viognier, Vermentino, other varietals that start with "V." Benefits Free Clinic. $10. (727) 892-9463; uncorkedwines.com.

B-21 Grand Tasting: 2-5 p.m. Sun., B-21 Fine Wines & Spirits, 43380 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs. Annual grand tasting with wines from Spain and South America. Reservations required. $25. (727) 937-5049; b-21.com.

Essence of Wine: 6-7:30 p.m. June 11, VINO 100, 1038 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. How to taste wine. $20 per person, or $35 per couple. (813) 654-8466.

Advanced Varietals: 6-7:30 p.m. June 12, Tampa Wine Institute, 2009 N 22nd St., Tampa. Varietals class explores trebbiano, tempranillo, malbec, viognier and more. $30, advance reservations required. (813) 241-8587.

Broadway Wine Walk: 5-8 p.m. June 13, Broadway Shops, 714-737 Broadway, Dunedin. Stroll shops, sip wines, enjoy live music. Free. (727) 738-8009.

Wines for Dads: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 13, Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Robust reds, vintage port or microbrew beers for Father's Day giving; sampling benefits Free Clinic. $10. (727) 892-9463; uncorkedwines.com.

Mini Wine Academy: 7-9 p.m. June 14, Uncorked Fine Wines & Accessories, 2706 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Introduction to wine. Registration required. $25. (727) 892-9463; uncorkedwines.com.

Mystery Varietals: 6-7:30 p.m. June 26, Tampa Wine Institute, 2009 N 22nd St., Tampa. Falanghina, mencia, marsanne. $30, reservations required. (813) 241-8587.

Food file is 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: calendar@tampabay.com; fax: (727) 892-2327.

Calendar of wine tastings, classes 06/03/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 1:51pm]

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