Monday, March 8, 2010

Mid-Week Wine Happenings

The middle of the week arrives and the weather is milder.
Thanks to ALL for the wonderful support.
South Florida Here Are Your Mid-Week Wine Happenings:

--------------------------------------------------Miami Beach Area...
“Wine Wednesday" at the Fontainebleau Hotel
Wine And Canapé Tasting Featuring B.R. Cohn Wines
Wednesday March 10th
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$25 per person

-----------------------------------------Coral Springs Area..
The Vine Bar
Happy Hour
Enjoy buy one, get one free on all three ounce glasses of wine
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 9th or Wednesday March 10th
925 N. University Drive

----------------------------------Late March In France With Some Miami Folks!
"The Burgundy Wine Event at the Heart of their Terroirs (Burgundy, France)"
Monday, March 22nd 10:00 AM

This is a 5 day Burgundy tasting starting on March 22-27 2010, in Burgundy, (Beaune) France. It is very unique because it is a movable tasting from Chablis, down to Mercurey.
Here's the website for more info.

You need to pre-Register on that site.
------------------------------------------Coral Gables/West Miami Area...
The Wine Shoppe
Blind Tasting Tuesday
Tuesday March 9th
6:00 p.m.
1706 S. Red Road

-----------------------------------------------Fort Lauderdale Area...
Sage French Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale
French Wine Tasting Dinner
2378 N. Federal Hwy.
$74.00 plus tax and gratuity
Wednesday March 10th
7 p.m.
--------------------------------------------Kendall/South Miami Area...
Sunset Corners
The Wines of Michelle Chiarlo
FREE Tasting
Tuesday March 9th
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
87 Ave S.W. and 72nd Ave.

---------------------------------------Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale Area...
Hollywood Vine Wine Tasting
Tuesday March 9th
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
2035 Harrison Street

--------------------------------------------Coconut Grove Area...
La Bottega Enoteca Sociale
Wine Tasting
Thursday March 11th
6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.
3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

---------------------------------------------Bal Harbour/Bay Harbor Islands Area...
French Bakery Cafe
Pinot Noir Blind Wine Tasting And Dinner
Tuesday March 9th
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1023 - 96 street (Kane Concourse)
Bay Harbor Islands
For more information, call 305-868-5212

Finally, Here's a release for a fundraising Wine and Food event taking place in West Palm Beach this weekend. It's for a good cause:

The Third Annual American Fine Wine Competition's (AFWC) Gala Dinner is this Saturday March 13th 2010!
The American Fine Wine Competition is one of the nation’s most prominent wine events that celebrates only American produced wine. The highly anticipated gala dinner will feature the competition-winning wines and a five-star, five-course dinner prepared by some of South Florida’s most revered chefs: Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on the Mile, Chris Northmore of the Everglades Club, Oliver Saucy of Café Maxx, Johnny Vinczencz of Johnny V Restaurant, and Michael Wagner of Lola’s on Harrison.

As guests sip and swirl the finest American produced wines, they will enjoy live entertainment by jazz singer Nicole Henry and famed performance artist Michael Israel, who will create original works of art for the live auction. Other auction items include packages of wine bottles signed by the winemakers themselves. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction, will benefit Quantum House, the American Red Cross and the Lincoln Culinary Institute Scholarship Program. To date, the AFWC has raised more than $240,000 for local non-profits.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner are $195 per person. Weekend packages for the event are available at Spring Hill Suites and Homewood Suites in West Palm Beach, both walking distance from the Lincoln Culinary Institute. For more information on the Gala Dinner, hotel rates, ticket or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shari Gherman at 561-504-VINE (8463) or via email at Shari@americanfinewinecompetition.com.

Please wine responsibly South Florida, and as always, Salud!