Monday, December 28, 2009

Last Week Of 2009 Brings More Wine Tastings!

So, we all know 2009 ends tomorrow.

Do you know what you'll be drinking as you're celebrating the
beginning of 2010?

Regardless of whether you do or don't, here are the last few wine events of 2009:

----------------------------------North Miami Area...
Total Wine In North Miami
Sparkling Wine Tasting
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec 31st
Arena Shops
14750 Biscayne Boulevard

-------------------------------Coral Springs, Here's Some Wine For You...
The Vine Bar
925 N. University Drive
Coral Springs
Happy Hour
Wednesday Night Dec. 30th
Buy one, get one free on three ounce glasses of wine
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

See you in 2010 as iVinoMiami.com goes live!

Please enjoy responsibly, and as always, Salud!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Update Monday

WiningInMiami vino update Monday.

As you all know, the days of 2009 continue to wine down.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

From Coral Springs To Key West, The Wine Tastings Continue!

We're just a few days away from the Christmas Holiday but there are still plenty of tasting events.

South Florida, here's all your wine information in 2 minutes:

-----------------------------Hollywood Tuesdays
Hollywood Vine
2035 Harrison Street
Wine Tasting
Tuesday December 22nd
6:00 p.m. -9:00 pm

When you go, here's what you'll be drinking:

Rombauer Chardonnay 2007 Carneros, California

Rombauer Merlot 2006 Napa Valley, California

Earthquake Zinfandel 2007 Lodi, California

Girard Petite Sirah 2007 Napa Valley, California

Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Sonoma, California

----------------------------Hometown Tasting anyone?
Eno's Wine Bar
Miami's own SUNBOX Eleven Winery
Mention this invitation and provide your business card/contact info and your 1st wine pour is FREE compliments of SUNBOX Eleven Winery.
COMPLIMENTARY hors d'oeuvres
920 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Wednesday, December 23rd
6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
----------------------------------------------Coral Gables/West Miami area...
The Wine Shoppe
Wednesday December 23rd
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$10 - Hors d’Ouevres will be served
1706 S Redroad

---------------------------------------------Coral Springs Area...

The Vine Bar
925 N. University Drive
Coral Springs
Happy Hour
Tuesday and Wednesday December 22nd/23rd
Buy one and get one free on all three ounce glasses of wine
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

--------------------------------Heck, We Even Have Key West In Here!

Waterfront Market
201 William Street
Key West
Kerana Organic Wine and Catrala Wine Tasting
Wednesday December 23rd 2009
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Let ALL these great LOCAL venues know you learn about their event thanks to WiningInMiami.com

Please taste responsibly, and as always, Salud!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lots of Tasting Info Coming This Tuesday!

Stay tuned folks...
Tasting info. for the week coming tomorrow Tuesday.
Hope you're enjoying the holiday season as well as the
great weather.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Before Christmas Is Here!...Let's Toast With Some Wine And Champagne!

First, I'd like to thank all of you out there for the great feedback and suggestions.
Let's build this South Florida wine community!

If you attended the Bourdeaux MatchMaking event at The Fontainebleau Hotel last night, hope you enjoyed. It was fun and well put together.

Also, we know the holidays approach us and it's time to give back to those less fortunate. Help the Kids Off Streets organization with toy and other donations. Call 305-439-2159 or go to http://kidsoffstreets.org for more information.

Wine Lovers Here's Your Weekend Wine Info.:

-------------------------------------Gables Area Tasting...

TreeHouse Liquors
4708 South Le Jeune Road
Coral Gables
Friday December 18th
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

-------------------------------------In The Heart Of Miracle Mile...
Wolfe's Wine Shoppe
124 Miracle Mile
Friday December 18th
Free Tasting
Big Bold Reds
Here's some of what you'll be tasting if you go:

Montepeloso Eneo 2007
Alvaro Castro Quinta de Pellada, Portugal 2005
Crocker & Star Bridesmaid, Napa Valley 2006
Domaine La Janasse "Terre d' Argil" 2007
And a few others...

--------------------------------Gables Area by S.W. 57th Ave...
The Wine Shoppe
Spanish Wines Tasting
Friday December 18th
6 to 9 PM
Cost: $10 and Hors d’Ouevres will be served
1706 S Redroad
---------------------------------West Kendall Here's Some For You...
Cork & Bottle
Christmas Wine Tasting
Friday December 18th
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Accredited to any purchase

--------------------------------Homestead/Redlands...Don't Need To Drive Far Tonight
Schnebly Redland's Winery
Friday December 18th
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
30205 SW 217 Ave
$5 Adults / $3 For Kids
Music By Cat Shell

---------------------------------Champagne And Beach Anyone?
W Wine Boutique
1328 Alton Road
Friday December 18th
Battle of the Rose Champagne Tasting
Food sponsor "Vita Restaurant"
7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

----------------------------Pompano Beach Wine And Cheese...What A Great Combination!
Bispo's Cellar Fine Wines
2112 East Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach
Friday December 18th 2009
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Flight of four wines.
Selection of cheeses and cold cuts
-----------------------------------A Little Champagne With Caviar...
Whole Foods Market Plantation
7720 Peters Road
Champagne and Caviar
Friday December 18th
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Champagne to be tasted:
Perrier-Jouet and Roederer Estate along with some Marky’s Caviar.

---------------------------------South Federal Highway Area...
Seventh Street Wine Company
Friday December 18th
Wine Tasting
701 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale
---------------------------------Coral Springs Area...
The Wine Shop Of Coral Springs
Riverstone wine shoppe
7391 North State Rd. 7
Friday December 18th
7p.m. to 9p.m.
"Goodbye 2009" wine tasting
$10 per person
$5 Accredited To Purchase Of Any Wine Tasted

-------------------------Lake Worth Area...There's A Tasting Near You
Dolce Vita
Wine Tasting
Friday December 18th
7:30pm to 9:30pm
5 Wine Samplings and Hors D'oeuvres
9 North 'J' Street
Lake Worth

------------------------Total Wine Stores...Plenty Of Tastings This Weekend...
Total Wines (Stores)
FREE Tastings:
Boca Raton, FL
Dec 18th and 19th 12-6pm
Dec 20th 1-5pm
Shops at Boca Center
5050 Town Center Circle
and Boynton Town Center
850 North Congress Ave.
and The Harbor Shops Plaza
1906 Cordova Road
and Legacy Place
11221 Legacy Avenue
and Fountain Square
15980 Pines Blvd.
and Arena Shops
14750 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami

---------------------------------------------Vino DeSantis This Saturday...
Vino DeSantis Wine Store & Bar
2702 North University Drive
Coral Springs
Wine Tasting
Saturday December 19th

-----------------------------Miami Beach Pinot Noir Event...
The Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society's 11th Event:
"Twas The Night Of Pinot Noir:
Saturday December 19th
320 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach
8 p.m.
Teams of 2-3 people must bring 3 bottle of Exact SAME Pinot Noir
For more information
e-mail: mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

----------------------------Biscayne Blvd. Folks Here's Your Champagne Tasting...
Imperial Wines
Saturday December 19th
6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
7235 Biscayne Blvd.
Champagne Tasting

Please, make sure you tell them you heard about the event via
WiningInMiami and iVinoMiami.

Enjoy Responsibly, and as always, Salud!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mid-Week Wine Events In South Florida

Another week hits its bellybutton, as we evolve into new world wine fantasies.

What? O.k., fine, I have no idea why I wrote any of that.

Here's something you want to know: Where are Wednesday's wine happenings?

I'll provide you with that:

---------------------------------In The Boca Area Tonight?
Wednesday, December 16th 7pm
Ferraro’s Ristorante Wine Dinner
8208 Glades Road
Boca Raton
Cost $75 per person

--------------------------------Delray Beach, Here's Some Wine For You
Wednesday December 16th
Falcon House
116 NE 6th Ave.
Delray Beach
6:30 p.m.
Wne Pairing Dinner
Cost $49.95
-------------------In the mood for some wine and bites? Hit The Mile In The Gables
Wednesdays (and every third Wednesday)
Ortanique on the Mile
278 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables
Wine Tasting With Gourmet Appetizers
Starts at 6 p.m.

------------------------Heading A Little South on U.S. 1?
La Bottega
Coconut Grove
Wine Tasting
Thursday December 17th 7pm
3540 Main Highway
$20 per person
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Presenting The Wines Of Tobacco Road Cellars

----------------------------Going North On Biscayne Boulevard?
Bar Rosso
19004 N.E. 29th Ave
Thursday December 17th
10 p.m.- 2a.m.
Wine And Interact With Others

-------------------Visiting Sunset Place? Might As Well Stop by
Cavas In South Miami
5829 S.W. 73rd St.
(Next To Carraba's and Outback)
Thursday December 17th
$15 .....$10 towards your purchase, if you decide to buy
Taste 6 wines and snacks

And as they say Enjoy Responsibly, and as I always say, Salud!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Early In The Week...But We Have Plenty Of Tastings For You

The malls are crowded and the gift wrapping is in full swing.
Take a bit of time out from your busy day and enjoy a glass of wine, or two or three...

Here are this Tuesday's (December 15th) wine happenings:

--------------------------Coral Springs...here's some wine for you!
The Vine Bar
925 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, Fl.
Happy Hour
5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Free 3 ounce glass of wine is of equal of lesser value.

-----------------We know the Harrison street folks love wine...Here's one tasting:
Vino Hollywood
Wine Tasting
7 p.m.
1910 Harrison Street Hollywood, Fl.
$10 per person

-----------------------Harrison Street folks...Here's another tasting:
Hollywood Vine
2035 Harrison Street
Hollywood, Fl.
Wine Tasting
6:00 p.m. -9:00 pm

Here's what you'll be drinking, when you go:

Nino Franco “Rustico” Prosecco Brut NV Valdobbiadene, Italy
Juve y Camps “Reserve de la Familia” Cava Brut 2005 Penedes, Spain
Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’ Alsace Rose NV Alsace, France
Argyle Brut 2005 Willamette Valley, Oregon
Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne, France

Enjoy responsibly, and as always, Salud!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Weekend Arrives...South Florida's Wine Tastings at its best!

Thanks to all for the informative and eloquent feedback.
Keep the messages coming. Let's build this South Florida wine community.

So, here we are, at Friday again. Plenty of happenings and tastings.
Hope you enjoy:

----------------------------In the Coral Gables are this Friday night?
Free Italian Wine Tasting
Gusto Fino Italian Deli
Friday December 11th
Starts at 6 p.m.
2103 S. LeJeune Road.
Free parking is available next door at the Marriott Courtyard

-----------------------------Schnebly's in Homestead...delicious fruit wines
"Friday Night at the Winery"
Live music
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
30205 S.W. 217 Ave

Homestead, Fl.
Friday December 11th

------------------Lake Worth Area...No, I didn't forget about you.
Friday Night Wine Tasting
Wine and hors d'oeuvres
5:30 p.m.
Dolce Vita Wine Shop
9 North 'J' Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

---------------------------North Miami/Biscayne Blvd. Area...Italian style tasting
Imperial Wines
7235 Biscayne Blvd
Italian Wine Tasting
Saturday December 12th
6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm

-----------------------------------West Miami Saturday Pizza and Wine
The Wine Shoppe
Saturday December 12th
2 p.m.
Pizza and Wine Tasting
Paired The White, Rosé and Red Wines from the Regions of Côtes de Provence and Languedoc
1706 SW 57th Avenue
$25 per person includes tasting all the wines and pizzas

--------------------------------West Palm Beach...Here's a tasting for you
The Rustic Cellar
Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
Presented by Chandler Pettit
Saturday December 12th
7p.m. to 9 p.m.

Have a safe weekend, and as always, enjoy responsibly.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We Hit The Humpday On The Bottle Of Wine

First, before any tastings information, please go to this link:
Support a great cause for the children of South Florida done by
the Kids Off Streets non-profit organization.
Fundraising event Thursday December 10th (tomorrow)
Epic River Lounge 7-9:30 p.m.

Here We are. We made it through the middle of the week. The lights and trees keep lighting and amazing us as we drive through South Florida.
Anywhere you live in South Florida you'll find wine events on here for you.
Thanks to all for the great feedback. Let's keep building this wine community.
Here are some more wine happenings for your tasting pleasures:

------------------In for some wine and cigars?
Doral Holiday Wine Tasting and Cigar Smoker
December 9th 2009 (Tonight)
ABC Fine Wine and Spirits
9721 NW 41st St
Miami, FL 33178
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

------------------------Coral Springs Area?
Happy Hour at The Vine Bar
December 9th 2009 (Tonight)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Vine Bar in Coral Springs
925 N. University Drive
Coral Springs

---------------------------West Palm Beach area you ask? Here's some info...
Jade Kitchen Restaurant
$15 per person
Wine and food tasting
RSVP- Recommended
Wednesday December 9th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
422 Northwood Rd # A
West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5826

---------------------------------------Pembroke Pines area
The Grape Merchant
Educational Wine Tasting Series
Pembroke Pines
Wednesday December 9th 2009 7:00 PM
This will be going on every Wednesday until Dec. 23rd.
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
416 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines

--------------------------------Happy Hour Wine in Ft. Lauderdale
iL Lugano Wine Bar with food from da Campo Osteria
Thursday, December 10th 2009
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Includes Special Appetizer and 1 drink
$10 in advance
$20 at door if available
3333 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale

------------------------In the Grove Thursday night?
Spanish Wine Tasting
La Bottega Enoteca Sociale
Thursday December 10th 2009
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Here's some of what they'll be drinking:
2008 Becquer Blanco
2008 Essencia Divina Albarino
2007 Prima, red wine from Torro
2004 Pujanza
2004 Genium Ecologic
2007 Luna Beberide Mencia
Cheeses, Meats and Breads will be offered with your fee.
$20.00 per person.

----------------------------Are you a marketer looking for some wine and networking?
South Florida Interactive Marketing Association: Wine Social and Guru Bar
Thursday December 10th
6:30pm – 10:00pm
7th Street Wine Company
701 S Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale

-------------------------------Oakland Park/ Ft. Lauderdale area
Wine Warehouse of Ft. Lauderdale
Ellman Family Wine Tasting
Thursday December 10th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
1301 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Oakland Park, fl 33334

-------------------------Sunrise...we got some wine for you too!
ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Sunrise
Wine Tasting
December 10th 2009 (Tomorrow night)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2611 NW 124th Ave
Next to the Sawgrass Mills Mall

Please, as always, enjoy wine responsibly.

WiningInMiami.com- advocating and promoting the South Florida wine community.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New week of delicious wine tastings across South Florida!

Hope your weekend went well and you're not coming off a hangover. The days of Christmas shortly approach us and tastings continue to spring up.

---------Start your week with a blind wine treat:

The Wine Shoppe Hosts a Monday Night Blind Tasting today Monday December 7th at 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Can't make it Monday? Come and do the Blind tasting on Tuesday December 8th at
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1706 S Redroad
Miami FL 33155

------ How about meeting a winemaker?
1910 Harrison St.
Hollywood, Florida33020
Featuring Susie Selby, owner and winemaker of Selby Winery Based in Healdsburg, California.
Monday, December 7th 7:00 p.m.
For more info: 954-929-8686

------Some Great Sparkling Wine...

Hollywood Vine Wine Tasting
2035 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Tuesday December 8th 2009
6:00-9:00 pm

Here's what they'll be drinking:

Toad Hollow “Amplexus” NV Limoux, France

Gruet Brut NV New Mexico

Gruet Brut Rose NV New Mexico

Domaine Carneros Brut 2005 Carneros, CA

Piper Heidsieck Brut NV Champagne, France

-------- Eat and enjoy wine...
Da Vittorio Restaurant
Tuesday December 8 th 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
270 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, Fl.
Receive one glass of wine and a selection of complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Ticket info: http://southflorida.dinemag.net/events/join-us-at-da-vittorio-for-wine-hors-doeuvres/

------------ An event for all...

Here's an non-wine event which seeks to help those kids in trouble.

Thursday Dec. 10th 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$25 Donation (Any unwrapped gift is welcomed)
Epic River Lounge
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, Fl.
For more information: http://kidsoffstreets.org/epromotion/giveaholiday/giveaholiday_invitation.html

As always, be safe and enjoy. Salud!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A couple of more tastings for this start to your weekend!

So, as usual, I'll sort through my e-mails and realize I missed a tasting or two.
In case you don't want to go to Navarro's (Yes, I'm writing about the pharmacy here) tasting tonight, here are some other options:

Cosette Boutique Grand Opening
Friday, December 4th 2009
6 p.m.-9pm

Complimentary Wine, Select Vodka Cocktails & Hors d' Oeuvres

RSVP to: RSVP@Megacityevents.com


Tasting event
Wine & Spirits Cellar Aventura
Friday, December 4th
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Releases from new and old world.
Wine & Spirits Cellar $20

21055 Biscayne Blvd.



Thursday, December 3, 2009

1st Weekend of December Brings Delicious Wines!

So, here we are approaching the holiday season and what a better way to get into the mood than by toasting to some Champagne. And don't worry if you couldn't make it to the Holiday Wine Tasting at La Bottega Enoteca Sociale in Coconut Grove this Thursday night (Dec. 3rd), there are plenty of great tastings coming up this weekend.

The Wine Shoppe 1706 S Redroad
$10 tasting
Friday December 4th from 6 to 9 PM

Maria Molina Verdejo
Designation of Origin: Rueda

Calderona : Joven Crianza
Designation of Origin: Cigales

Conde de Siruela: Roble Crianza
Designation of Origin: Ribera del Duero


Feel like you need some more delicious Spanish reds?
Come to the Vergara Wine Group's tasting at
La Estancia Argentina in Aventura
17870 Biscayne Blvd Saturday December 5th
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Here's what they'll be tasting:

Faristol tinti 2005 100% Garnacha( Grenache)

Vina Santurnia - Crianza 2001 Rioja

Trias Battle ( Penedes) 2007

Mas Codina ( penedes) 2005
Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Estate Grown

Gladium ( La Mancha ) 2006

Torredores- Ribera del duero
Joven '07

Finca de la Estacada - Tierra De Castilla
2005 and 2006
You can taste for free this Saturday at Sunset Corners (S.W. 72nd St. & 87 Ave.) from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Here's what you'll find when you go:

Pol Roger Brut (France)
Lamberti Prosecco (Italy)
Lamberti Rosado Spumante (Italy)
Bisol Prosecco Crede (Italy)
Lucien Albrecht Brut (France)
Lucien Albrecht Rose (France)
J Winery Cuvee Brut (California)
J Winery Cuvee Rose (California)
Argyle Brut 2005 (Oregon)
Gosset Brut (France)
Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut (France)
Mumm Rene Lalou 1998 (France)
Mumm de Cramant Brut (France)
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (California)
Mumm Napa Brut Rose (California)
Laurent Perrier Brut (France)
Laurent Perrier Brut Rose (France)
Laurent Perrier Brut 1999 (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or 1998 (France)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Brut (France)
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose (France)
Veuve Clicquot Brut 1999 (France)
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1999 (France)
Krug Grand Cuvee (France)
Dom Perignon 2000 (France)
Louis Roederer Brut (France)
Louis Roederer Brut Rose (France)
Louis Roederer Carte Blanche (France)
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (France)
Louis Roederer Estate Brut (California)
Deutz Brut (France)

Some of the big names are back like usual but there are other options for the out-of-the box consumer.

Staying in the Gables area for some Champagne?
Wolfe's on the Mile will be waiting for you
Friday December 4th 7:00-9:00pm and
Saturday December 5th 1:00-3:00pm
Holiday Sparklers and Pinot to the People
Both events are FREE at Wolfe's
124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


Enjoy safely, and as always, Salud!