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Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits
8701 Sunset Drive Miami, ph: 305 271 8492, fax: 305 271 5390
Saturdays, between 12:00 and 4:00pm, tasting of wines from around the world.



Wine program @ Talula
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, www.talulaonline.com Reservations 305.672.0778, Fax 305.672.0768
Only on Sundays, good opportunity to try out different wines: dinner is offered with a wine list of up to 50 specially selected wines, changing every week. Wines are discounted anywhere from 25-50% off wine bottles purchased with food. For example: Chateau Simard, St Emillion, Bordeaux 1990 $50.00 (regularly $74); Chalkhill Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2001 $60.00 (regularly $95.00); Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 407, Penfolds 2000 South Australia $29.00 (regularly $42.00)



Wolfe's Wine Shoppe
124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. 305-445-4567; 305-448-7890..
Class will be instructed by Marita Leonard -Certificate level Court of Master Sommeliers Certified and Former "Wine Chick" at Norman's and the Ritz Carlton - as well as Jeffrey Wolfe. $125 per person. Limited room so confirm your attendance now by e-mail jeffrey@wolfeswines.com and credit card confirmation or phone the shoppe!
Every Tuesdays 7-9pm WOLFE'S WINE EDUCATION 102: Major Wine Producing Regions Spain, France, California & Italy : learn about each of the major wine producing regions. Find out the history of the regions, major varietals and growers. Wine tasting instruction as well!



Wine Tasting Series @ Wolfe's Wine Shoppe
124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. 305-445-4567; 305-448-7890.
Saturday April 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m. BLIND TASTING. $10 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home from the tasting
Friday April 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Alvear Montillas (Sherry) Tasting. A range of delightful, well-priced fortified wines (2000 Fino en Rama, Carlos VII Amontillado, Asuncion Oloroso, Solera Cream and the 2000 Pedro Ximenez de Auada),. $10 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home from the tasting. RSVP.



Wine Program @ Pascal's on Ponce
2611 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, http://www.pascalmiami.com.
Wednesday is 50% off night on all wines in the restaurant's wine list. But for the rest of the week, you can purchase wine at Wolfe's Wine Shoppe (make reservations from Wolfe's to ensure the restaurant will be expecting you) and you will not be charged a corkage fee.



Wine Tasting Series by Berries to Wine
Sonesta Hotel-Coconut Grove,8th Floor Pool Deck, 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. For information: 305-529-2828 or 305-447-8256.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and discounted Valet parking. . $10 reservations NOT required!

Every Friday, 7-9:30 p.m. WINE TASTING SERIES hosted by Barry Alberts of Berries to Wine Inc., focusing on wine regions and grape varieties.
April 9, Wines of Spain;
April 16, Wines of Wines of the Languedoc,France;
April 23, Wine Tour of France;
April 30, Wines of California.



The Art of Wine
6627 S. Dixie Highway(Corner of 67th Ave and US1, behind Tony Roma's Restaurant) , Miami, Fl 33143, 305-662-9415.
Fridays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm., Wine Tasting, Cost: $10 per person. Includes a Spiegelau glass and 5% discount on any purchase.



A Loire Valley Wine Tasting For Media and Trade ONLY
Wednesday, May 12 , 2 to 5 p.m., RED, WHITE AND BUBBLY. A Loire Valley Wine Tasting. The Loire Valley is France's third largest AOC wine region, second largest region for sparkling wine and most popular region for wine in restaurants. The Loire produces a range of wines -- red, white, ros�, still, sparkling and dessert wines -- of the highest quality unheard of in any other wine region. Wines of the Loire, such as Sancerre, Vouvray and Chinon, have set international standards for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. But for all their diversity, Loire wines share certain characteristics. They are all best enjoyed with food. The Omni Colonnade, 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, RSVP Loire Valley Wine Bureau: 212-244-0800 or info@loirevalleywine.com
www.loirevalleywine.com



The Wine Institute- El Instituto de Vinos. Introduction to Wines
At Diego's Restaurant 65 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
Starting on Monday May 31 at 7 pm, A 5-week "Introduction to wines" program, the only Spanish language wine class in Miami. Will teach basic knowledge about wines, how to chose and pair the with favorite foods.. $100.00 per person. Limited Space. For information and reservation, call: 786-286-9458 or contact Rocio Escudero:
clubdevinos@bellsouth.net
www.thewine-institute.com
May 31, General information and elaboration
June 7, Service and how to start you own cellar
June 14 ,White wines and pairing
June 21, Red wines and pairing
June 28, Other wines (ports, Sherries and dessert wines)
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