Above: Shari Gherman and Monty and Sara Preiser, Founders of The AFWI.
Last night kicked off the season for a series of exciting events sure to please wine lovers in South Florida! “Wine & Biz” is south Florida professionals’ best opportunity to meet new and old friends, network with other business professionals, enjoy amazing wine and awesome food while supporting a very important charity. Of course, I was in town, so I made sure to attend! It is a great way for wine and food lovers in the Palm Beach-Broward-Miami-Dade area to meet and sample many great, wines at one time you won’t likely find elsewhere!
Wendy Rosano of Terra Fiamma in West Delray pouring wine for thirsty guests!
The first event was held at Papa Hughie’s Seafood World in Lighthouse Point, and featured the finest all-American wines from the competition, which takes place each January (the 10th annual will be in 2017 in Fort Lauderdale-Miami), as well as great food and an all around feel-good great time.
The event took place from 6:00-8:00 PM, at $49 per person, which includes 50+ AFWI award-winning wines, seven+ pairing courses, and lots of great networking
Sesame Seared Tuna
Thai Chicken Skewers
Seafood Vinaigrette Cups
and a Couple of other Chefs Treats!
THE WINES- All wines are from the AFWI- each wine was personally invited to participate in the Judging and the wineries are not charged. This ensures only the best wines produced are poured. Many of the below wines received Gold and double gold medals at the Judging.
There are always special wine guests joining the events!
Featured wines poured included:
Cab Sauv DAOU Reserve 13 $58 Cab Sauv Pride 12 $125 Cab Sauv Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V 11 $135 Cab Sauv Vinoce 12 $125 Cab Sauv Grgich 11 $185 Chard Frank Family 13 $45 Chard Acacia Sangiacomo 13 $45 Chard Cairdean 13 $46 Dry Riesling V. Sattui Dancing Egg 14 $25 Late Harvest Ch. ST Michele Eroica Gold 13 $30 Dry Rose Tedeschi 14 $25 Late Harvest Reynolds Family Naughty Sticky 06 $20 Merlot Castello di Amorosa 12 $39 Merlot Y. Rousseau Pepe 13 $50 Petite Sirah Allora 11 $65 Petite Sirah Paravel 13 $82 Pinot Noir Laeticia La Coupelle 13 $60 Pinot Noir Fulcrum Gap’s Crown Vyd 13 $60 Pinot Noir BRYTER Cadeau 13 $55 Pinot Noir Domaine Anderson Dach Vyd 12 $60 Port Robert Hall 13 $36 Red Blend Deerfield Ranch Red Rex 12 $32 Red Bordeaux-Stye Blend Muscardini Rancho Salina 12 $60 Red Bordeaux-Stye Blend Barrister Rough Justice NV $22 Red Bordeaux-Stye Blend Juslyn Parry’s Blend 12 $80 Sauv Blanc Russian River Vyd 14 $25 Sauv Blanc Red Cap Rutherford 13 $27 Syrah Prix 09 $65 Syrah Cache Creek 11 $25 Syrah Deerfield Ranch 11 $32 Viognier Zina Hyde Cunningham 14 $30 White Blend The Winery SF The Peoples Blend NV $20 ZIN Joseph Cellars 11 $35 ZIN Saddleback 12 $45 ZIN von Strasser 11 $40
In case you missed it, mark your calendars! The next event is Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Novello in Boca Raton, featuring the amazing cuisine of Chef Angelo Romano.
Tickets may be purchased in advance, online by clicking the above link.
For more information, visit: www.americanfinewinecompetition.org, or call Call: 561.504.0206