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Wednesday Wine Tastings

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I don't know about you, but I need a mid-week break, and a wine tasting sounds like the best way to get my drunk on while pretending that I'm A) continuing my gastronomic education and B) being all sophisticated and stuff. Here are three grape-flavored blowouts going on tonight that look like they might do the trick:

At Paradiso (one of my favorite Italian restaurants, in Lake Worth) from 6-7 p.m. Price is $30 and includes hors d'oeuvres and the undivided attention of Paradiso's sexy owner and sommelier. Yum yum.

625 Lucerne ave

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-547-2500

www.paradisolakeworth.com

There are cheapo wine specials for us ladies, plus live music at 33rd St Wine Bar

3337 Northeast 33rd Street

954-566-2111

In Miami, your $10 entry fee at Cavas goes straight to the Hebrew Free Loan Association of South Florida.

Cavas Wine Tasting Room, 6 to 8 p.m.

661 Brickell Key Drive

Miami

954 - 252-6958

And, just in via Gayot.com:

Free Wine Classes

At The Food Gang, owner (and longtime wine connoisseur) Patrick Charpentier is helping fellow xenophiles combat America’s predicted double-dip recession---or at least forget about it once a week---with free wine classes, every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Featured are a variety of vintages from across the globe, selected for pairing with tapas prepared by new chef Paul Anthony Morello. Reservations are required. The Food Gang, 9472 Harding Ave., Surfside, 786-228-9292.

And for those of you who really feel you need to plan ahead, rather than stumbling randomly from one wine bottle to another without plan or forethought -- next Wednesday there's an:

Eclectic Wine Tasting at Café Maxx

Wednesday, September 3rd

6:30pm, $35

954-782-0606

Showcasing eclectic wines from oddball blends to ancient varietals under the aegis of wine expert Linda Free from Republic National Distributing Company. Maxx Chef Oliver Saucy will be providing delecticious nibbles. Price is $35 all-inclusive.

--Gail Shepherd

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