Miami isn’t Sonoma or Napa. We’re not even Walla Walla. But even in Miami, there are places to sit, sip and compare new tastes with your favorites.
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Here’s where to go in Miami when you want to go wine tasting.
Enoteca at La Centrale
At the wine mecca at Brickell’s famous food hall, wind your way through a flight of wines from Italy with guidance from sommelier Natascha Patterer from 6:30-8 p.m. every other Tuesday.
Taste three wines: Three-ounce pours $30; five-ounce pours $50
Taste five wines: Three-ounce pours $50; five-ounce pours $85
From 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, there are also free tastings at Enoteca’s wine shop.
Enoteca at La Centrale: Brickell City Centre, 601 S. Miami Ave., Suit 181-C, Miami
Happy Wine Calle Ocho
This funky little wine bar/shop offers free wine tastings from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Bonus: Saturday is also paella day, so arrive hungry.
Happy Wine Calle Ocho: 5792 SW Eighth St., Miami
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This small, friendly wine bar offers weekly tastings of six different wines from 5-6 p.m. every Saturday. $30; RSVP required. Contact Heath@Uvaggiowine.com or call 305-448-2400 between noon and midnight.
Uvaggio: 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Abaco Wines and Wine Bar
This small shop – a “bespoke luxury wine shop” – hosts what it calls weekly wine celebrations which vary from week to week. Check the schedule to see what’s coming.
Abaco: 140 NE 39th St., #206, Miami Design District
You don’t even need a reservation to try the wines at Cooper’s Hawk – tastings are walk-in only. There are three menus: a sweet menu and a variety menu, both $7, and a luxe tasting for $12. You try eight Cooper’s Hawk wines with either tasting.
Cooper’s Hawk Doral: 3585 Northwest 83rd Ave., Doral; also at 10310 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
The good news: You can go wine tasting in the Redland! The bad news: The wine isn’t made from grapes! If you’re the bold sort, you can try wines made from mangos, lychees, avocados and other unlikely fruit.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery: 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead
Total Wine & More
Don’t laugh, you snobs. Total Wine has expanded its free tastings from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For a deeper dive, visit Total Wine’s website, find your store and sign up for one of Total Wine’s many classes.
Total Wine & More: All over Miami-Dade County.