Let's rewind the clock for a moment. Remember getting paper valentines from your entire class, playing seven minutes in heaven, and trying to cheat at spin the bottle? It was the game that you tried hard to rig, hoping the bottle would point at your crush. If you were lucky, you'd lean in for a ki ... More >>
For commitment-phobes, sticking with anything can be tough -- even if it's just a bottle of wine. After all, that's four glasses to guzzle. Wouldn't it be better if you could switch up it up with every swig? Meet "The Vini," a patented screw-top vial serving up one glass of fine wine at a time. Th ... More >>
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 >>
Courtesy of Meat MarketWhen we hear sommelier we think well-suited-gentleman with a stiff upper lip who looks down his nose at you for ordering anything less than a $100 bottle of wine. Sarah Almand, Meat Market's delightfully spirited sommelier, is different.A Florida native, she was a geography ... More >>
Erich FerdinandSummer salads call for a lighter touch when it comes to wine selection.Miami is about to get uncomfortably sticky. Suddenly, the breezes die and it's hot as hell. Summer, unfortunately, officially arrives on the calendar next week; and with it our dietary wants shift from heavy men ... More >>
Laine Doss Vincent Chaperon, wine maker for Dom Perignon.Even though Vincent Chaperon is only 34, he has about a dozen years of experience in the world of Champagne. He's also the winemaker for iconic brand Dom Perignon, which is located in the heart of France's Champagne region. The hands ... More >>
Trina SargalskiShake Shack menu items like the ShackBurger, the Shack-cago Dog, the Bird Dog, fries and cheese sauce were paired with wines at Danny Meyer's tasting seminar. Not pictured is the custard with key lime pie.Danny Meyer, superstar restaurateur and CEO of the group behind Gramercy Tav ... More >>
Above: And ten reasons to love Publix Yes, you too can be a wine connoisseur on your minimalist 30K a year salary. I've just finished reading The Wine Trials by Robin Goldstein, a scrappy little tome about the 6,000 wines he arranged to have blind tasted over the course of a year. Want to guess w ... More >>
The secret to eating out lately? Maybe it's to save your bucks on the small trips to restaurants and then splurge on one great meal, a la the Stag's Leap Dinner on Thursday, August 21 at Christine's Restaurant? You could think of it as your personal last supper, if that helps. For $80 a head plus ... More >>
Wine 69 uncorks on a fast-changing stretch of Biscayne Boulevard.
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The Best of the Worst
Long hot summer dampened your appetite? Try drinking your dinner.