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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Sweet Treats and Wines at Confections of a Macaron Maker

    These days it seems as though most everyone knows a little something about wine. You may not be a pro, but you can probably tell the difference between a cabernet sauvignon and a pinot noir, and a port and an ice wine. At the very least, you know white zinfandel is made for people who don't like w ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Spin the Bottle Wines: Vino for Valentine's Day

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Top Ten Places to Eat and Drink in Miami

    Hell yeah, it's Friday. That means it's time to eat, get hammered, and then eat again. But before you start all the revelry, let's go over the proper linguistics of Miami food and booze. Una hartura: A state of gluttony spawned by consuming excess edibles. Symptoms include paunch, immobility, and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Five Great Wines Under $20 at Mas Vino

    At a boxy wine shop in Hallandale Beach called Mas Vino, you can buy bottles that are interesting and affordable. Store manager Charles Ferrin marks his favorites with bright labels, denoting wines that are both great tasting and great deals. Ferrin is one of those cerebral wine guys, the kind who ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Chappellet Vineyards at Gotham Steak Tonight

    Tonight's installment of Fontainebleau's Cellar 1954 Series features one of the oldest family-run wineries in Napa, Chappelet Vineyards. Iwner Cyril Chappellet will be on hand to discuss his family vineyard while explaining the intricacies of each wine as they are paired with a special menu from Got ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The Vini: Fine Wine, One Glass at a Time

    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 >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    September 24, 2012

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

    Trader Joe's is finally bringing its first store to southeast Florida. Joe's plans to open a location in the tony Pinecrest neighborhood in 2013 and Miami is all abuzz over the prospect of shopping for trail mix, nectarines, and cheap wine.The grocer has something of a cult following in the cities i ... 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 9, 2012

    Wynwood Supper Club at Lester's Tomorrow Night

    This Tuesday night at 7:30, Lester's will team up with Gypsy Kitchen for another installment of the monthly Wynwood Supper Club. For July, it's all about Korean barbecue and Asian-inspired dishes prepared by Kris and Amit from Gypsy Kitchen. The menu has been paired with a selection of both white an ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Essensia Lounge's New Happy Hour: Half-Off Organic Wines

    ​The Essensia Lounge, the speakeasy portion of The Palms Hotel & Spa, has a new happy hour tailored specifically for local sommeliers: Uncorked & Unplugged Thursdays, half off wines by the glass and bottles beginning this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.Ok, that's great, but what's so great about ... 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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    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 23, 2012

    Meteorite-Infused Wine: Better Than LSD

    ​You might remember the Natural Ice beer marketing campaign in which two fans attempted to make the first beer in space. But this is better. How about meteorite-infused wine?Double-u, tee, eff. That's right, an Englishman by the name of Ian Hutcheon created Meteorito, the world's first wine aged w ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Ten Affordable Thanksgiving Wines

    ​You have the turkey, the stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes -- but what about the wine? Consider this a break-down of tasty selections that will please your picky friends and that will satisfy those who only indulge on special occasions, like this Thursday.The BubblyConde de Caralt, Cav ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Le Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 Is Here

    Photo by Marguerite Gil Beaujolais gets a kiss from Tara Salomon.​There aren't too many wines that come in roaring like a lion each year, but Beaujolais Nouveau fits that description perfectly.According to French law, Beaujolais Nouveau, a red wine made from 100 percent Gamay grapes, i ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Yardbird Wine List Dissection: Made In The USA

    ​South Beach newcomer Yardbird has us all thinking of fried chicken, bourbon, and biscuits. We gave you a brief preview of the food and a glimpse inside the opening party madness, but what you may not know is that they also cultivated an extremely user-friendly wine list. Offerings are separated i ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Kork Wine Bar Celebrates Official Grand Opening Friday With Tastings, Music

    All photos by Laine DossKork's wine cellar offers a hideaway from the world.​Walking out of the blinding sun into Kork in downtown Miami is a little like walking into a teleportation device. Suddenly, you've been transported into a 1920s speakeasy in Chicago or New Orleans. Guy, the barkeep, welco ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Meat Market's Sarah Almand Gives Good Wine Advice

    Courtesy of Meat Market​When 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 >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 1, 2011
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    August 17, 2011

    Let Chef Reidt Pick The Wine Tonight

    Area 31The wahoo crudo with trout roe and cucumber-jalapeno broth, a Miami Spice menu starter. ​Area 31 has officially launched a new wine promotion that commissions Executive Chef E. Michael Reidt to choose a glass for you. Every Wednesday, he will select two of his favorite bottles of vino and o ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Play Sommelier With Summer BBQ Wines Under $20

    Alisdair/Flickr​The words "barbecue" and "beer" seem permanently wedded; a hot day is well matched with a cold one, and it's easy to pair with burgers, ribs, and grilled what-have-you. However, with backyard fiestas growing ever more gourmet, we champion summer appropriate wines that enhance the o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Lou Lou Bistro Launches New Happy Hour

    Lesley Elliott​Lou Lou Bistro wants to be your favorite neighborhood happy hour. Although the uneducated might head next door to old standby, Tobacco Road, for a raucous good time, a more cultivated experience can be had courtesy of Lou Lou's new offerings.Its "Tchin-Tchin Happy Hour" ("Tchin-Tchi ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Capital Grille's Generous Pour Offers Custom Wine Tasting Experience

    It's wine time at Capital Grille​The Capital Grille's Generous Pour promotion, which runs through September 4th, offers patrons the opportunity to sample up to nine wines picked by master sommelier, George Miliotes, especially for the event They include the Tarima Hill Monastrell, which is o ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Winnie the Pooh is Out Today: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Honey

    ​Perhaps I could borrow some honey. (Pooh's stomach growls.) Just a taste. A small lick I should think. Have you seen the promos for the new Winnie the Pooh movie out today? It's so utterly nostalgic, (dare I even say cute?) capturing even the hearts of grown men. Focusing on Pooh, he's the kin ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 2, 2011

    Johnny Schuler's Passionate About Pisco

    ​Master Distiller and restaurateur Johnny Schuler is the preacher of pisco.He's dedicated to bringing the fragrant Peruvian spirit to the states. Working hard on a marketing campaign to make his this dream a reality, he's learning how to navigate the different state laws regulating alcohol, about ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Maximilian Riedel Makes a Good Case For the Glass

    ​Like many wine drinkers, we don't give a lot of thought to what glass we pour our wine into as long as we never see the bottom. That;s wrong, says Maximilian Riedel, 11th-generation glassmaker and CEO of Riedel Crystal America., "The glass is an instrument -- a tool to introduce wine at its best. ... More >>

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    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Danny Meyer, Shake Shack, and The Matrix

    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 >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Grazie's New Zealand Lamb Rack a Steal at $29

    John ZurNew Zealand rack of lamb​The appeal of Grazie Italian Cuisine comes in part from its curious location on Washington Avenue. In a neighborhood of casual eateries and dives, a restaurant that prides itself on quality of service and food is a refreshing thought, especially when the prices are ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Thanksgiving Wines Under $25

    Photo by Randy Larcombe The wine press at Torbreck Winery.​If you have no desire to spend Thanksgiving gulping beer like a Pilgrim and would prefer to swirl and sip some vino, here are some great suggestions we discovered while out tasting with fellow oenophiles. All of the choices are unde ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    Chef Jeremiah Wins Deering Battle of the Prune

    Photo by Juan CabreraFull moon and full stomachs at Deering EstateEpicures of all ages made the long haul out to the Deering Estate Saturday night for Wine on Harvest Moon, the annual fundraising event benefiting The Deering Estate Foundation. They enjoyed food samplings, drank free-flowing wine, an ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Le Cafe Bistro's Food & Live Music a Friday Night Must

    Miami New Times​For those seeking an unpretentious spot for a Friday night date, check out Le Cafe Bistro. Nestled in the corner space of a modest strip mall on Biscayne Boulevard, it is a neighborhood gem offering a reasonably priced menu and live music in a charming and intimate atmosphere.I vis ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Wine Guy: Argentina and Malbecs

    Sven Vogtland is the sommelier for the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, and a 13 year veteran of the craft who has served bottles in the sunny Virgin Islands and in far-away Vietnam. In this column, Vogtland will discuss the latest trends in wine, from what bottles and regions are blowing up to the new ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    10 Wines You Can Afford to Love

    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 >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Christine's Stag's Leap Wine Tasting and Prix Fixe Menu

    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 >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.

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    January 30, 2008

    Dan Marino Got Wine

    Nothing says benevolence and charity like a liquored up asshole telling everyone in the room just how much they’ve let him down. But that’s me. I love me an alcoholic beverage or two, and I love to let it all hang out when I drink. So if I’m going to get shit faced and act like a total douche, ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Reds, Whites, and Green

    A trio of uniquely themed wine dinners are taking place in area restaurants this coming week. On Tuesday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar hosts Red Rapture: The All-Red 90 Wine Dinner. The event highlights five red wines from around the globe that have been ra ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    Pastis Is Primo

    If you want to know why San Francisco is a great restaurant town, go to South Miami.

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    October 28, 2004
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    September 4, 2003

    Chino Cum Vino

    Your guide to the right wine for the kung pao chicken

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    May 31, 2001

    Time to Wine Down

    Summer cellars

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    November 25, 1999


    Whining about Wine

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    October 5, 1995
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