Friday, January 30, 2015

In Vino Veritas

Our South Beach Food & Wine Festival guide for the thirsty


Maybe you're one of those who hates all those foodies crowding the South Beach Food and Wine Festival grand tasting tents.

Or perhaps, quite reasonably, you'd rather not eat the food of Guy Fieri.

Don't worry: There are still plenty of wine-centered events at this year's festival to cater to those who'd rather savor something liquid than something served on a tiny plate.

It's worth pointing out that these here events are among the very last available in next month's festival. And it's also worth pointing out that not one of these events has any mention of the word "foodie."

Just wines with a rating of 90 or higher will end up in your glass at the glitzy Best of the Best event, which also features food from 50 of the nation's best chefs. 
Fri Feb 21 7:30-10:30p. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, $350 here.

Sure, South Floridians know carnitas cooked on a spit. But the Swine & Wine pig roast by Chef Michelle Bernstein (pictured above) features special selections from Southern Wine & Spirits that pair well with pork or just a second glass.
Thu Feb 23 5:30-8:30p. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, $150 here

Part of Wine Spectator's seminar series, this one features vineyard owner Larry Maguire pouring some of the best wines in the past two decades.
Tue Feb 21 3-4p. James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, $125 here.

Spread The Word

More Stories

Recent Rundowns