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Big Blue Live

Please join WEDU PBS and our community partners for an interactive and educational evening in celebration of the final episode of BIG BLUE LIVE.

Guests will have an opportunity to experience interactive displays and meet area scientists and professionals from the marine biology community and witness a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Shannon McQuaig, host of WEDU Quest, followed by the LIVE broadcast of the third and final episode of BIG BLUE LIVE on the big screen.

This event is free, but seating is limited and RSVP is requested via the “Buy Tickets” button below.

Doors open at 6pm with the panel discussion beginning at 6:45pm.

BIG BLUE LIVE airs live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9 p.m. ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9 p.m. PT. Click here for more info.

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95pt+ Wine Experience

Finally, WineFest wraps up on Thursday, Sept. 17, with the opportunity for a select number of wine enthusiasts to enjoy a 95 pt+ Wine Experience, presented by Bank of America. Each of the exquisite wine selections has been ranked 95 points or higher by leading industry publications, and dinner is included.

Wines present at the 95 pt+ Wine Experience include:

  • 2008 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
  • 2008 William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
  • 2008 William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent
  • 2007 Les Bosquet Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes
  • 2012 Les Bosquet Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes
  • 2008 Le Piane Boca
  • 2004 Noon Winery Eclipse (South Australia)
  • 2005 Mollydooker Enchanted Path (South Australia)
  • 2008 Tabarrini Colle Grimaldesco, Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
  • 2005 Azelia Barolo San Rocco
  • 2008 Serio and Battista Cannubi Barolo Riserva
  • 2010 Guido Porro Barolo
  • 2001 Chateau Rieussec 1er Grand Cru Sauternes. Rated 100 by both Wine Spectator (Wine of the Year when rated in 2004) and James Suckling, and rated 99  by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 

Tickets are $250 and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin Street, or online (service fees apply.)

Click here to view all of our WineFest sponsors!

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Wine Brunch

Just like a liger is like a lion and a tiger mixed, the Wine Brunch mixes breakfast fare catered by SONO Café and Mise en Place with mimosas, bellinis and a selection of light wines at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, presented by Smith & Associates Real Estate.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin Street, or online (service fees apply.

Click here to view all of our WineFest sponsors! 

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Wine Pairing

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded to seat more than 200 for the elegant Wine Pairing at 6:30 p.m. The multi-course menu, created and catered by Mise En Place chef Marty Blitz, will feature delectable small plates expertly paired with wines specific to each dish. Seating is limited, and tickets are $250 per person.

Tickets are available  at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin Street, or online (service fees apply.)

 

 

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Click here to view all of our WineFest Sponsors! 

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Wine Tasting

On Friday, Sept. 11, a two-tiered Wine Tasting invites you to “Eat the FOOD” from several of Tampa’s most famous and flavorsome independent restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to sample dozens of boutique wines and bid on premium silent auction items, while local eateries serve up their favorite fare.

The Premium Tasting is from 7-8 p.m. and features exclusive wines for a limited audience. Tickets are $85 and include admission to the Grand Tasting.

The Grand Tasting is from 8-10 p.m., and tickets are $50.

Tasting Restaurants Include:

  • Anise Global Gastrobar,
  • Ava
  • Bavaro’s
  • Boca
  • Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival
  • Catrina’s Cocina y Galeria
  • Cru Cellars
  • Culinary Creations
  • Dough
  • Ella’s Folk Art Café
  • Noi
  • Pane Rustica
  • The Refinery
  • Yeoman’s Cask & Lion.

Tasting Wines and Wineries Include:

  • 1000 Stories
  • Achaval-Ferrer
  • Adobe
  • Astrolabe Wines
  • Aviary Vineyards
  • Bodegas Juan Gil
  • Bonterra Organic Vineyards
  • Cantina Vallebelbo
  • Clayhouse Wines
  • CV Tuscany Wine Imports
  • Don Sebastiani & Sons
  • ICORF Wines of Italy
  • Inconceivable Wine
  • Jam Cellars
  • Korbel
  • La Crema Winery
  • Ludovico
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Rombauer Vineyards
  • Stiletto Wine Thomas Schmitt Wines
  • Vina Maipo

Tickets are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin Street, or online (service fees apply.)

Click here to view all of our WineFest sponsors!