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Beverages

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    October 9, 2012

    David Bernard Talks Tejo Wine Tasting Tomorrow At Smith & Wollensky

    Wine enthusiasts can indulge in an all-you-can-drink wine tasting celebrating the wines of Portugal at Smith & Wollensky tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10. The Tejo Wine Tasting offers 100 distinct wines from Portugal's Tejo region, a hilly place around the River Tagus.Tejo offers quite a variety, ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Oktoberfest Features Pop-Up Bier Garden and Michelin Chef Wolfgang Ban

    For the second year, Brickell is getting in on this Oktoberfest business and celebrating arguably the largest beer festival in the world. It all takes place this Friday, October 5. Part of this year's event is the Bier Garden Pop-Up Restaurant hosted by top Michelin-rated chef Wolfgang Ban. C ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Miami Oktoberfest Roundup: Grovetoberfest, The Federal, Fritz and Franz Bierhaus

    Don some lederhosen and fill your stein, Oktoberfest 2012 is here. The Bavarian autumn holiday began several days ago but the fever is rising like the head of a freshly poured beer. And lucky for Miami, we all get to take the proverbial first chug at several locations around town in the following we ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    September 12, 2012

    Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day With These Boozy Drinks

    Today is national chocolate milkshake day -- another completely made up holiday brimming with awesome potential. We were planning to write a list of the best chocolate milkshakes in Miami....then we figured we would up the ante and share the places that offered boozy versions.And yes...each place ha ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Free Beer Tasting Tonight at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Brickell This Monday

    Free beer is hard to come by in Miami, so when a brewery like Gordon Biersch in Brickell offers free samples of beer, you best take advantage of it. From 6 to 8 p.m., free Belgian beer will be handed out in honor of "Belgian Respect Day", which entails gulping down suds from the French-speaking moth ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at These Five Miami Restaurants

    There are so many spirits in the world, most of which bring to mind the country of origin. There's Scotch, which invokes the misty highlands of Scotland. Vodka brings to mind cold, crisp nights in Russia and Sweden, and tequila reminds us of sun-filled Mexican beaches and wind-swept deserts. And the ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Celebrate Oktoberfest With Pop-Up Beer Garden, Munchen Brunching

    Oktoberfest, that 200-year-old celebration that sees lederhosen and dirndl-clad lads and lassies turning the German town of Munich into a giant month-long frat party, is drawing near. But with flights to Europe pricing out at around $1,000 these days, you might want to plan your beer buzz a little c ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Gabriel Orta and Tequila Don Julio: Easy Tequila Cocktails To Make at Home

    The Broken Shaker Returns to Miami BeachBest Bartender 2012: Gabriel OrtaAs I walked into the W Hotel South Beach, I was greeted by a friendly gentleman who immediately whisked me to a suite on the 14th floor. Upon opening the door, I was pleased to find two amazing sights: a panoramic view of South ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    July 31, 2012

    Five Cocktail Trends To Look Out For

    If the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans last week taught me one thing, it's that your liver can take five days of abuse as long as you feed it lots of red beans and rice. (Oh ... coconut water and cat naps work well, too.)Seriously, there was much to learn at Tales of the Cocktail. Wi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Master Sommelier George Miliotes on The Capital Grille's Generous Pour

    There are fewer concepts more pleasing to the palate of a wine lover than the notion of a generous pour. Hence The Capital Grille's annual celebration by the same name, geared to its vino enthusiast patrons. This summer wine event offers visitors a chance to sample an extensive variety of selection ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Tales of the Cocktail: New Indie Spirits You Should Try

    There was a time when spirits were distilled by family-run companies. Small batches of rye, bourbon, or rum were made and distributed. In time, large corporations started buying out these small companies until it seemed like most every item in your local liquor store could be traced back to a few la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Fiat Makes a Car Espresso Machine

    When it was announced that Fiat was bringing its little Italian cars back to the U.S. market, I was excited.Fiat's blend of sexy chic and utilitarian sensibility truly embodies all things Italian. Besides it was thousands of dollars less than the Mini Cooper, another cute little import.In an attempt ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    momoCHA Tea House: Bubble Tea In SoBe

    My first visit to momoCHA Tea House on Española Way lasted about one minute. I ordered a Bubble Milk Green Tea, but was told that the tapioca pearls wouldn't be ready for another 40 minutes. So I switched my order to a fruit-based, rather than milk-based, tea, and asked for boba pearls instead of t ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    The Federal's Women Who Wine Summer Series With Alejandro Ortiz

    The first Women Who Wine, a new summer series at the Federal Food Drink and Provisions, wasn't just any ol' gender-specific, stuffy winetasting. As the female attendees sipped on complimentary Aperol Spritz, a bitter and refreshing cocktail made from the Italian aperitif topped with Prosecco, the Fe ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Best Cheap Beers: If You Must Buy at a 24-Hour Gas Station, Here Are Your Choices

    Most of us working stiffs don't have mad cash to drop on huge quantities of good-quality beer. What is the alternative? Twenty-four-hour gas stations stocked with little rescue kits of mass-produced brew.There are many selections, but here is a list of ten that every beer fiend should consider when ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Lantao Social Club Features Curious and Classic Cocktails (Photos)

    Miami's cocktail culture is still in its fledgling stage, to be sure. While other cities like New York and New Orleans have dozens of bars where master mixologists create artful libations, Miami is still a relative child when it comes to serving thoughtful drinks made with fresh herbs, real fruit ju ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    New York City Plans Ban on All Large Sodas and Sugary Drinks; Miami Should Be Next

    In a monumental strike against the obesity epidemic, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced plans for a city-wide ban on all sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces during an interview in the Governor's Room at City Hall yesterday.The proposed ban would affect most enterprises that pedd ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    M.A.S.H.: The Original Miami Homebrewers

    Over the last year, Miami has seen the birth of many new homebrewing clubs, But there is one that has been here the longest: Miami Area Society of Homebrewers, or M.A.S.H.The club started in 1994 when a small but dedicated band of Miami home brewers gathered at what used to be the South Pointe Brewe ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    For Father's Day: Thor, Whisky of the Gods

    If you're looking to spend about $200 on a special gift for dad on Father's Day (June 17) -- one that he can wring quite a bit of pleasure from -- this just might be it: Thor, a new 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Highland Park's Valhalla Collection."We wanted to create an exciting new ra ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Puerto Rico: Top Five Beach Meals

    Fried, fried and more deeply fried is usually what you think of when visiting Miami's most local vacation destination, Puerto Rico. That is, until now. On a recent visit to the country's coastal Rincon area, I discovered a new territory of flavors sprouting up in restaurants and bars along the beach ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    Top Five South Florida Beer Blogs

    This week, our feature story takes a closer look at Miami's quickly rising craft beer scene. But besides the homebrew clubs and restaurants, there are the writers who are blogging about craft beer in South Florida.We want to recognize the following blogs in honor of American Craft Beer Week. Some co ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Panther Coffee's Tips on Making Mom a Classic Cappuccino for Mother's Day (No Fancy Equipment Required)

    All photos by Emily CodikBring out your inner barista this Mother's Day, and skip those dull gifts of flowers, cards and balloons. They will all end up in the trash anyway.Instead, offer mom a gift loaded with caffeine, topped with frothed milk and served in a dainty cup. This Sunday, make a classic ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Kentucky Derby Day Parties in Miami: Juleps, Hats, and Bourbon

    The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday and while it's been called the most exciting two minutes in sports -- it can also be said to be the shortest sporting event in the world.So how do you stretch two minutes into a day-long event? Wear silly hats and drink a lot of bourbon, of co ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    American Craft Beer Week Just Ahead: Wagyu Beef, Tiger Prawns, and Discounts on Suds

    American Craft Beer Week in Miami begins Monday, May 14. What better excuse do you need to dress up like Gambrinus with beer stein in hand for seven days in a row?Brown Distributing is helping Miami shake its non-beer-loving image by driving all over the county to make sure there are enoug ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Miami Club Rum: A Distillery Tour (Photos)

    You might miss the entrance to the Miami Club Rum distillery (2320 N Miami Avenue, Miami), housed alongside the locked galleries and thrift shops that line North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. The nondescript building is rather small when compared to most rum distilleries in the Caribbean, which come equi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    B.R.E.W. FIU: Not Just For Students

    Florida International University has plans to build a research brewery, with many thanks to the student homebrewing club, B.R.E.W. FIU, which has wielded a considerable amount of influence since their inception last Spring. The acronym stands for Biscayne Renowned Engineers of Wort. This are not jus ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Miami Rum Renaissance Festival: Ten New Rums You Haven't Tried Yet

    View photos from Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012 at Deauville Beach Resort here.The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at the Deauville Resort concluded last evening with a 6:45 p.m. "last call", prompting event goers to rush to their favorite rum booth for one last mojito or shot of the elixir favo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    Rum Renaissance Ends Today: Try These Brands

    So many rums, so little time!If you attend today's wrap-up of 2012 Rum Renaissance at the Deauville Beach Resort, (starting at noon for VIP, 1 p.m. for regular admission). Short Order has you covered. Yesterday we squirmed our way through the many vendors and tasted the finest of the bunch. Here is ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Brews and Bites Wednesday: Fancy PBR and Truly Local Microbrews

    Local craft beer is here in Miami for all to try at the Brews n' Bites craft beer tasting event this Thursday at Mary Brickell Village. It kicks off the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival. There will be over 100 craft beers to try. Among those with a tap list are local beer purveyors Luis Brign ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Untappd App: Social Networking for Hops Heads

    For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    The Craft Brewjas: Meet the Women Who Love Beer

    Known to be a white liquor city, Miami is currently enjoying a craft beer explosion. With Schnebly Redland Winery and Brewery becoming the city's first to export its beer and Wynwood Brewing Company on the cusp of opening its doors, Magic City cicerones have a lot to look forward to. Between the com ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    The Balvenie Road Trip: Two Guys, One Car, Lots of Scotch

    ​Generally, brand ambassadors at spirits companies have pretty good jobs -- going to bars and events and talking up whatever brand of booze you're representing (and giving out free samples along the way). But last year, Balvenie brand ambassadors Nicholas Pollacchi and Andrew Weir received a new a ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Lil Wayne Sells Mountain Dew, Six Others Rappers Who Love Soft Drinks

    ​Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Schnebly's: Miami's First Proper Brewery

    ​Schnebly's Redland Winery and Brewery has a fine reputation for making tropical fruit-flavored wines and beers, but now the owners are building  on-site brewing equipment. Having garnered a distribution license, the place is set to become Miami's first real brewery in one month, says Joe Rey ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Microbrewing in Miami: FIU's New Research Brewery Built With Your SoBeWFF Dollars

    ​Mike Hampton, dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, confirmed that a new research microbrewery will be built at FIU's Biscayne Bay campus in North Miami Beach. The new facility will replace the current classroom and laboratory used f ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Balls in Our Mouths: Mark Oldman and Daniel Holzman Mix 'Em Up

    ​Around 100 folks at Saturday's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seminar with Meatball Shop owner Daniel Holzman and international wine personality Mark Oldman left with more than they probably hoped for: five balls in the mouth and all the alcohol a groupie should swallow by noon. The event w ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Hedy Goldsmith and Diet Pepsi Team Up at Trucks on the Beach

    ​Hedy Goldsmith and Diet Pepsi have teamed up for a trucking excursion to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. You can catch them at Sunday night's "Trucks on the Beach" event, where Hedy's signature chocolate chunk cookies (with a hint of Maldon salt on top) will be handed out - ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Does The Wine Glass Matter? Max Riedel Says Yes

    ​There are many factors when it comes to evaluating a wine, that it's hard to separate the glass from the equation, according to wine expert Max Riedel, owner and proprietor of Riedel Crystal. Riedel showcased his line of glassware yesterday at the Perry Hotel for the South Beach Wine and Food Fes ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF Grand Tasting Village: Where To Find The Good Booze

    Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival/Facebook​The "Winebow Wine Pavilion" requires a powerful lesson in self-directed navigation (okay, the whole "village" is sort of a booze and food maze of confusion, see more for help on that here), but you don't want to miss out on international a ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Miami's Best Coffee Houses: Ten Places to Rev Your Caffeine Engine

    ​Miami is famous (or infamous) for its beaches, toned bodies, and hot nights filled with music. But dancing until dawn, then trying to make it through the day requires massive doses of caffeine. Thankfully, the Magic City is home to some wonderful coffee houses.From the little walk-up windows of d ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Real Housewives' Ramona Singer in Miami For Pinot Grigio Signing

    ​Bravo show Real Housewives of New York features a cast of loud, brash women lunching, arguing, and drinking heavily. We love every second of their antics, especially Ramona Singer, the eye-popping, hyper blonde who acts as if she's had one too many Red Bulls at all times.Singer is best known for ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Coffee In Pods Cost $50 Per Pound

    Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Rollin Soles, Top Oregon Vintner, Dishes On Argyle Wine, Nuthouses, and His Kinky Neighbor

    Rollin Soles, the man some say put Oregon on the winemaking map.​From the time Rollin Soles first laid eyes on Willamette (rhymes with dammit) Valley in 1979, he "fell totally in love with the place." By 1987, "feeling like one lucky cowboy," the Texan-bred Soles started Argyle Winery (joined soon ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    George Espie: Whisky's Master of Wood

    ​George Espie is the Macallan master of wood, which means (A) he is a Scotch fanatic and (B) he probably gets picked on a lot during recess on the corporate playground. What his title really means is he is responsible for managing the Macallan "Wood Policy" and delivering all cask requirements to ... More >>

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