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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.



Sunday night 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)



Wine Tasting Series @ Wolfe's Wine Shoppe
124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. 305-445-4567; 305-448-7890.
Thursday May 6th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Savannah-Chanelle Wines with Cindy Shepard. $10 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home.
Friday May 7th, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gallery Walk Italian Pizza Party, new releases from Massimo Clerico, Paolo Scavino, Dei, Benito Ferrara, Gini and with maybe a surprise or two. Pizza will come from Spris around the corner in the Gables. $20 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home.
Tuesday May 18th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Cape Classics South African wines: Mulderbosh, Thelema, Meerlust, Indaba and Excelsior. $10 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home.
Friday May 21th, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Spanish Values. Las Rocas, Castell del Remei Planell & Gotim Bru, Castano Hecula and Solanera. $10 gets you in and gets you a Spiegelau Glass to use and take home
Friday May 21th, 7:00 p.m. Shoppe Tasting III In Honor Of Jacob's First Birthday. Tasting 8 wines with a retail value of over $650. RSVP with Credit Card confirmation is a must. $50 .



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.
May 7, Wines and Art of South Africa with showing of six artists
May 14, Wines of Australia
May 21, Wines of the West Coast-Oregon, Washington & California
May 28, Wines of Argentina



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)


Introduction to Wine Appreciation
Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus,
School of Community Education,
11011 SW 104th St., Miami, 305-237-2161

Baffled by Beaujolais? Guessing about Gewurtztraminer? Take part in a six week hands on study into fine wine appreciation. Only over 21 please approach. John Litton has been training people in the industry for over 15 years. For more information please call: 305-237-2612.
From May 19 to June 23,
Every Wednesday 7:45 -9:45 p.m. $99


Crown Wine & Spirits Wine Tasting
12555 Biscayne Boulevard, N. Miami; 305-892-9463. $10.00 per person
May 14th, from 7-9 p.m. Taste a wide variety of red and white wines, sample fabulous gourmet foods, and discover cheeses from around the world - all while mingling with other wine lovers.


WESTBIRD LIQUORS/WINE CLUB OF MIAMI
11437 S.W. 40 ST., Miami, 305-220-9081
Saturday, May 15, 6- 10 p.m., Maison Du Lac Wine tasting Saturday, May 22, Cousinho Macul Wine Tasting


Wine World
1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33304, 954-416-1234
Every Thursday, 7:15 - 8 p.m., Wine Tastings from around the world. Call for details.


Crown Wine & Spirits
12524 W. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, (954)851-9463
Every Saturday, 7 - 9 p.m. The Staff offers over 50 wines to taste, with gourmet foods, cheeses, and even a chef cooking up a tasty treat. Save money with the "Event Only" discounts on wine, gourmet and cigars.
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