Vineyards and Winemakers

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2014
  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Jedi Training Academy Opening at Winery; Riedel Lightsabers Included

    You've heard of Romulan Ale, but did you know that Jedi Knights are masters in the art of fine winemaking? Jordan Winery in Sonoma County is set to break ground on Planet Earth's first Jedi training academy. The location is, by the way, less than an hour's drive from George Lucas' famed Skywalker R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Veritage Miami Announces Events and Best in Glass Wine Challenge Winners

    Veritage Miami was founded 20 years ago, back when it was known as the United Way Wine and Food Festival. Since then, it has been dedicated to exposing South Floridians to the best in wine and eats while raising money for charity. Changing its name to "Veritage" last year has not diminished its infl ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Ten Food & Wine Pairings to Look Out For

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26 at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 - 10 p.m., south Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Homebrew Day in Miami: AHA Big Brew Toast Tomorrow

    Local homebrew club Miami Area Society of Homebrewers and will participate in a local gathering of the 16th Annual American Homebrewers Association Big Brew on Saturday, May 4, at Miami Beer and Wine Makers Warehouse in HIaleah to celebrate National Homebrew Day. Big Brew will be held from 10 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Bianca at the Delano Hosting Opus One Wine Dinner

    For wine lovers, Napa Valley's opulent Opus One is a label not to be ignored. At $150 a pop (depending on vintage), the Bordeaux-style varietal (a joint project of bigwigs Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild) is a favorite choice among the monied set.See also:- Chef Jordan Hoffman ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Today: United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Kicks Off 17th Annual Edition

    It might not have the swag or bravado of its nationally-recognized cousin the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, but the 17th annual edition of the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival definitely has a lot to offer. Best of all, and unlike SBWFF, proceeds go to a charity that strengthens the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Antonio Banderas Wines Miami Up at Sunset Corners

    ​Those eyes, that charm, and that voice. Yes, Antonio Banderas has spent decades making hearts pitter patter but the movie star has proven equally successful at his latest endeavor, wine maker. Antonio is in Miami this weekend introducing his Anta Banderas wines during the annual South Beach Wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Priciest SoBeWFF Tickets and Cheaper Alternatives

    ​Now that Super Bowl is over, we can concentrate on the next big event -- the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which opens February 23. Like the big game, the SoBeWFF offers lots of opportunities to max out your credit card on parking, food, and booze. Tickets are expensive for the vario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Peter Mondavi Jr. at Biltmore Wine Dinner

    ​​Don't mourn Philippe Ruiz's departure from the Biltmore just yet; it seems he's got a few surprises still in store, like a much ballyhooed Mondavi wine dinner at Palme d'Or next Tuesday, January 17. And guess who's gonna be in town talking about the heavenly liquid that makes us all swoon? Nap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Wine Dinner Line-Up: DB, The Setai and Meat Market's Last Stand

    db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.​There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Blue Door Fish Says Goodbye with Winemaker Dinner

    Aww, shucks. This could be Blue Door Fish's last winemaker dinner.​We know you're all torn up about the news we broke last week regarding Blue Door Fish's final bow, so might we suggest you celebrate it with a few glasses of wine and five hearty courses instead of simply drowning your sorrows in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Miami International Wine Fair: You Can Get In Cheap

    Miami Intenational Wine FairThe Miami International Wine Fair's Grand Tasting Village features wines from 20 countries.​The Miami International Wine Fair is coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center September 23-25. This event showcases 1,800 wines from 20 countries in over 80,000 square feet of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Dom Perignon Winemaker Vincent Chaperon Guarded Cork in the Military

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Miami International Wine Fair Returns at Miami Beach Convention Center

    TresKoi Public Relations ​It's coming! The Ninth Annual Miami International Wine Fair will be at the Miami Beach Convention Center October 15-16. We can expect to taste test lots of delicious wines from all over the world. Those who prefer the VIP treatment will be served the top-rated wines from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    A Virtual Chilean Wine Tasting -- Without the Virtual

    Lee Klein​A virtual tasting of 8 Sauvignon Blancs from Chile (five of which were D.O.'s) took place last Wednesday evening. The promoters of the evening, Wines of Chile, invited me to participate along with 50 other wine enthusiasts, bloggers, writers, etc. We had all received our bottles in advan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Sunbox 11 Winery, More Boutique Wine in More Places for 2010

    Jacob KatelChef Superdave, co-owner Sunbox 11 Winery.​Grapes mean business.We first introduced you to Sunbox Eleven Winery in May and June of last year, and we're glad to say that Miami's own limited production, boutique California winery is stronger than ever going into the new year, and looking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Iconic Aussie Winemaker Will Pour You His Famed Shiraz For FREE at Wolfe's Wine Shoppe Tonight

    Hint: If serious wine lovers know the name Chris Ringland and his award-winning Australian Shiraz, you should too.  And now you can -- in person no less! Yes, this bloke from down under will be happy to pour you a glass himself at Wolfe's Wine Shoppe this evening. Thirteen different tastes, to be e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan, Rockstar Cum Vingeron Signing Bottles O' Vino at Gables Whole Foods Market

    Arizona StarBottle rockstarMusician Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, is on a different kind of tour lately.  Whole Foods Market is his arena, and his art is wine making. You can even catch him live next week in Miami, signing bottles from his  Caduceus Cellars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Drink Deals, Pizza Joints, and Bottle Signings

    The filet at Maya Tapas & GrillBaire's Argentinian Grille, the popular South Beach restaurant which gave way to I Corsini this year, is coming back with a Lincoln Road location -- next door to the Colony Theater.Also in South Beach, Maya Tapas & Grill has launched a Local Appreciation Progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan Appearing in Miami and Boca in June ... at Whole Foods

    Obsessive followers of Maynard James Keenan -- the elusive brains behind Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer -- know that beyond Bill Hicks and artsy heavy music, his other passion is wine. Indeed, recent magazine profiles on Keenan have usually found him in rural Arizona, where he lives on a remot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Planning ahead: VinItaly Miami

    Baby wants Amarone Always planning ahead, I am, and this year you can skip the chocolate-covered chocolates on Valentine's Day and buy me tickets to Vinitaly instead. I know it seems like our favorite romantic occasion is months and months away, to say nothing of the MAJOR PRESENT HOLIDAY we have c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    SoBe Wine/Food Fest Tix Go On Sale

    Tickets for the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival go on sale this coming Monday, October 27. We mention this because in past years tickets have sold out very quickly -- especially for the more popular events, such as Rachel Ray’s Burger Bash ($200), Bubble Q ($350), and Wine Spectator’s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Pairings Tickets Available at a Reduced Price

    Shameless self promotion alert: Tickets for New Times own upcoming foodie event, Pairings, are available now, folks. So run on over to our Pairings minisite and get hooked up for an evening of sampling from nearly a dozen fine restaurants like 3030 Ocean, Capital Grille, Kuluck, and Cafe Seville. (C ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2007
  • Dining

    February 22, 2007

    Martha and the Mondavis

    The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be honoring both Martha and the Mondavi winemakers at its annual tribute brunch this Sunday, and the aforementioned honorees are preparing the meal.

  • Shops and Wares

    May 12, 2005


    Wolfe's Wine Shoppe

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    The Gena Rowlands Band

    La Merde et Les Etoiles Lujo

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Mondavi Sets Sail

    When you take to the high seas, Robert Mondavi will now sail with you

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Final Episode: Taming of the Screw

    Will Americans betray their cork and turn to the screw?

  • Dining

    October 24, 2002

    Turn of the Screw, Part II

    As the death of the cork is announced, we go to where it is born

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Turn of the Screw

    That POP! of the wine cork may soon be a sound of the past

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Festival

    The Biltmore Great South Florida Wine Festival

  • Dining

    February 10, 2000


    In the Company of Men

  • Dining

    October 14, 1999
  • News

    May 2, 1996

    The Great Florida Grape Stomp

    Prohibition-era legislation forbidding mail-order booze shipments has local wine lovers whining

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