Thursday, March 11, 2010

Weekend Wine Happenings!

We ran into a few folks the past couple of weeks who said they were quite excited there is finally a GO-TO Local Source for ALL the South Florida wine information.
(Soon To Come En Español as well)
We are proud to hear and read this but remember we can't do it without you.
Thank you, South Florida.

By The Way, Here Are Your Weekend Wine Happenings:

-----------------------------------------West Palm Beach Area For A Great Cause!
Here's a release for a fundraising Wine and Food event taking place in West Palm Beach tomorrow (Saturday March 13th). 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."

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

Once again, this event is tomorrow, Saturday Mrch 13th.
You can also go to http://www.americanfinewinecompetition.com for more info.

------------------------------------------------Coral Gables/West Miami Area...
The Wine Shoppe
Wine Tasting
Friday March 12th
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1706 S. Red Road

--------------------------------------Downtown Miami/Midtown/Design District Area...

Soiree at The Wine Bistro
Friday March 12th
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
3622 NE 2nd Avenue
Free Entrance
$5 Corkage Fee Per Bottle

---------------------------------------------Homestead/Redlands/South Dade Area...
Schnebly Redland's Winery
Friday Night At The Winery
Friday March 12th
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
30205 SW 217th Avenue
$6.00 for adults
$4.00 for kids

--------------------------------------Aventura/North Miami/North Miami Beach Area...
Laurenzo's Market
Saturday March 13th
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wine Tasting
16385 West Dixie Highway

---------------------------------------------Coral Gables Area...
Wolfe's Wine Shoppe
Friday, March 12th
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wine Tasting
$10 To All Wolfepack

-------------------------------------------Coral Springs Area...
The Vine Bar
Saturday March 13th
6 p.m.
Free wine promotion and Irish music
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
925 N. University Drive
Coral Springs

------------------------------------------------Lake Worth Area...
Dolce Vita Wines
Taste of South Africa Wine Tasting
Friday March 12th
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9 North 'J' Street
Lake Worth
---------------------------------------------Coral Springs Area...
Wine Shop of Coral Springs
Friday, March 12th
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
"European Wine Tour" tasting.
925 N. University Drive

--------------------------------------------------Fort Lauderdale Area...
Wine Watch
Friday, March 12th
Argentina/Chilean Wine Tasting and Asado
7 p.m.
$35 per person
901 Progresso Drive
Fort Lauderdale
Courtyard of Progresso Plaza

-------------------------------------------Kendall/South Miami Area...
Sunset Corners
Saturday March 13th
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8701 (Ave.) And Sunset (S.W. 72nd St.)
---------------------------------------Aventura/Hollywood/North Miami Area...
Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall
Culinary Kitchen, 2nd Floor
Saturday March 13th
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
19535 Biscayne Boulevard
Chefs Govind Armstrong And Andrea Robinson (Sommelier)
Host Perfect Pairing Wine and Food Party

---------------------------------------------Sunny Isles/South Broward Area...
Laboratory Night
H French Restaurant
Monday March 15th
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
17608 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity
"Gather up your best Burgundys, Bordeauxs
and Cotes-du-Rhones, put them in brown bags" for this event.

Thank you for all the support, South Florida.
More Vino to come next week.

Please wine responsibly, and as always, Salud!