White Wine

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Savor Tonight Hosting Ultimate Chefs Dinner: One Meal, Eight Top Chefs

    Service is important. Atmosphere is great. But a great meal really comes down to the skill of the chef. The best waitstaff ever and the swankiest decor cannot make up for subpar fare. South Florida has no dearth of distinguished chefs. The question is not whether you can get a great meal; it's whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The Ten Best Pairings at New Times' Pairings

    New Times' Pairings returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 18. From 7 - 10 p.m., enjoy a great selection of delicious food by some of South Florida's best places to dine, each paired with wines or craft beers. Although about 40 restaurants will offer savory and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Get Ready, World: Game of Thrones Wine is Coming Soon

    Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones are just now starting to dry the end-of-season tears -- and many are already counting down the months until the hot-nerd-fantasy is on the boob tube again. Unfortunately, season five is still a long way off. But there's even more reason to celebrate next year. The TV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Memorial Day: Try These Pinterest Pitcher Cocktails For Your Barbecue

    We know Memorial Day started as a day to commemorate our lost and fallen soldiers -- and we still think it should be -- but we also can call a spade a spade: it really has become national barbecue day. Rather than throw back the same old beers and wines that you do at every other outdoor party, why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    South Florida Food and Drink Events: Truckstop, Women and Wine, and More

    Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment. Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    "Sustain by the Ordinary" Brought a Taste of Charleston to Palm Beach (Photos)

    When most people think of gourmand capitols, big cities like New York, San Francisco, or Chicago usually spring to mind. But those who really know where to find good food, stick to the smaller foodie towns. Charleston, South Carolina is one of the best small culinary cities in the country; and on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Ten Holiday Wines for Under $25; Choose the Right One for Your Meal

    When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, side dishes, and desserts are at the forefront of most people's minds. Unless you're an amateur wine aficionado, it's probably not until you go to set the table that you realize there's no fermented grape juice to go with your meal. Consider this your reminder. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    The Top Ten Things to Eat and Drink at New Times' Pairings Tonight

    New Times' Pairings is tonight, September 26, at the Broward County Convention Center. From 7 to 10 p.m., South Florida's best restaurants will pair with great wines and beers for your eating and drinking enjoyment. If you have tickets, we can't wait to meet you (you can't miss us -- we'll be the o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Wine 101 With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch: Basic Wine Production

    Around the world, millions of people drink wine. While the vast majority probably drink it just for the sake of getting drunk, interest in wine production, tastings, and pairings has seemed to surge. Just take a look at the number of wine events listed in our weekly roundups -- there's one almost ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: The Top Five Wine Snob Quotes From Our Readers

    Recently we were given a pair of VIP tickets to Pairings, the annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wine at the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. We tried to figure out a fun way to get readers' participation -- so we asked you to channel your i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Food and Drink Events in Broward and Palm Beach This Week: Sushi 101, Meet the Maker, and More

    Another day, another rainy weekend down the drain. It's summer in South Florida: there's not much else you can expect. Fortunately, we have indoor events and tons of A/C. If you're looking to get your drink on -- or just stuff your face -- there are still plenty of events that can occupy your time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    NPR: "Moscato For a Younger, Hipper -- And Browner Audience"

    Yup - that's really the title of a recent NPR piece that claims moscato, the sweet wine that comes from muscat grapes, is seeing a boom in sales from an untapped market. The story, which is getting a lot of play, quotes Danny Brager, the senior vice president of beverage/alcohol practice at Nielsen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Bartender Cocktail: Amanda Padilla's Pineapple Spice Sangria

    Just in case you haven't noticed: the weather is heating up. From right about now and for the next six months, every time you walk out that door, it's going to feel like a sauna. Luckily, a nice refreshing cocktail can help you forget about the impending season of pain -- alright, that might be a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    2013 American Fine Wine Competition: Winners Announced

    For many of us, a bottle of your finest two buck Chuck will do the trick. For many others, its just not going to cut it. Luckily for the wine snobs of the world, there are people who painstakingly sip, spit, and evaluate wines to find the ones that are truly the best.The American Fine Wine Competiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival Is This Weekend (Plus More Fests in Delray and Fort Lauderdale)

    Season is here. The weather has cooled down. The snowbirds are starting to flock south. The Speedos are out and about. And the festivals are here. This weekend, in particular, the food festivals are going strong. Flavors of Fort Lauderdale is on in Broward. Delray has the Delray Beach Wine and Seafo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Wine Dinners, a Food Truck Invasion, and Other South Florida Food Events This Week

    Oenophiles get all the love this week with several opportunities to swirl and sample -- and possibly, get a swerve on to -- the fermented grape at wine dinners and tastings throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties. Find details on these and other South Florida food and drink events this week after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    It's Summer; Drink Riesling!

    Summer of Riesling begins tomorrow. For those keeping track, that's June 20 or the first official day of summer. Ladies, we know you love your Chardonnay; but summer's the time for Riesling, so grab your nearest grandma and fancy cup with ice and shake things up. Never heard of the Summer of Ries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    SA1A Offers Poolside Miami Heat Watch Party With White Hot Sangria

    Fort Lauderdale Miami Heat fans have a supercool way to watch the team take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 9.  SA1A and the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel are having a white-hot watch party at both the poolside bar and in the lobby.  Enjoy some sushi, like SA1A's crunchy tuna roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Memorial Day Barbecue

    Picture it now. It's a hot and humid. The sun is shining in the clear blue sky. The sounds of gently lapping waves roll in. The lingering aroma of lighter fluid, the forenote, atop the scent of burning charcoal. The grill is warming up. The barbecue is about to begin.With Memorial Day this weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Five Dishes to Try at New Times' Fourth-Annual Pairings on September 15

    nysocialdiary.comTuna tartar is among the more photogenic bites to make an appearance at this year's event.​As we're counting down to the New Times Pairings event this Thursday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, I've been perusing lineups as they're posted over at Wine Watch. Some trends s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Five Summer Wines for Cougars

    Calling all cougars: It may not be high season, but there's no shortage of women on the prowl in these parts. Here's our list of wines we've noticed among your favorite sips. And if you really want to coug it up, you may get a little crazy and add ice. See something new to you? Not to worry. You won ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2011

    Five for the Fourth, Wines for Holiday Grilling

    ​We all know that beer is not just for breakfast any more, but it's equally true that wine is not just for expensive meals of unpronounceable dishes at snobby restaurants.  Actually, it's perfect for your Fourth of July barbecue. After all, beer only fills you up and cuts down on stomach spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Real Housewife Ramona Singer To Release Her Own Pinot Grigio

      ​If you watch "Real Housewives of New York", you've been introduced to Ramona Singer. This fascinating woman is best known for her crazy bug eyes, shreiky voice and ability to put away Pinot Grigio like a drunken sailor on shore leave. The only time this woman is filmed without a glas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Cereal: Pair It with Wine

    laffy4k​There are the people that strictly eat it for breakfast, those that rely on it for snacking during the 3 p.m. slump, those that use it to lose weight, and those that eat it all day.Charlie likes to pair it with wine.Say what? No, it's not a slang word for crack; it's the same old breakfast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Comfort Food and Wine Pairing at Rockstar Bistro

    Flickr/The Pink Peppercorn Mac n' Cheese...only better​ ​Chef Nick Little and Kyle Pintarelli of Rockstar Catering Company and Rockstar Bistro present "Your Mom's Food, But Different", a five course wine dinner, this Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 at Rockstar Bistro inside the Windsor Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Spin the Bottle Winetasting at the Rustic Cellar in Boca

    ​Spin the bottle brings back preteen memories in a suburban basement when Cara DeBoest's parents weren't around. The Rustic Cellar has upgraded the setting considerably.This Thursday, the cozy Cellar will host Spin the Wine, a collision of spin the bottle and a regular tasting. Management has put ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Double Fist Beer and Wine at Johnny V's

    Johnny's going to be doing some double fisting next Tuesday.​Las Olas' Johnny V is putting a new spin on the beer- and wine-pairing thing. Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m., the restaurant will host "Micro Beer Versus Micro Juice," a five-course dinner in which each course comes with both a beer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Thanksgiving Wines: Six Under $12

    ​You really want something to be thankful for?  Be thankful you don't have to pick one wine to go with everything in the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. Something that pairs with 18 dishes from mashed potatoes to sweet potatoes to Brussels sprouts to pumpkin pie... it's enough to give ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    RA Sushi's Onehope and Pink Roll Special Benefits Breast Cancer Research

    Keep hope alve.​I've gotta give props to RA Sushi. The chain does a whole lot for charity. It annually gives to Nicky's Week charities to benefit childhood cancer research, and now it's doing the same for the Connie J. Goodale Breast Cancer Foundation.RA Sushi is doing it with its new Onehope Char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck

    The (alleged) great cupcake craze -- the Anna Nicole Smith of food fads -- has seen its 15 minutes come, go, and be forgotten in less time that it takes to eat one of the goddamned things.  Cupcake wines, on the other hand, just might have some staying power, at least judging by Cupcake Vineyar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    OLA At Sanctuary Sommelier Albert Omahen Talks Wine & Food 2009

    I cold-called OLA at Sanctuary to find out if they got anything going on for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2009. I spoke to a real cool dude, sommelier Albert Omahen about fish tacos, wine, and the smoker's palette. Here's what he had to say: