Cocktails & Spirits

Seminole Hard Rock Wine and Food Festival Features More Than 300 Wines

This Sunday, we all gain an hour of sleep when daylight-saving time ends and we set our clocks back one hour. Which means, technically, we can start drinking at the Seminole Hard Rock Wine and Food Festival earlier.

Sample fare from 20 restaurants, including Martorano's, Bongo's, Sea Level, and China Grill, and enjoy tasting more than 300 wines.

Wines from all over the world will be represented, including Mumm Napa,

Georges DuBoeuf, LaCrema, Gloria Ferrer, Louis Jadot, and Cakebread, to

name a few (peruse a complete listing here).

The

festival runs from 1 to 5 p.m. VIP ticket holders get to waltz in at

noon for an extra hour of eating and drinking. In addition, the VIP

experience includes a special champagne reception hosted by celebrity

chef Steve Martorano. Then, Martorano, author of the cookbook Yo Cuz!, is going to make meatballs!

Tickets cost $45 for general admission, $85 for VIP. Purchase tickets at your local Walgreens or here.

Here's our tip of the day: After sampling more than 300 different wines, stay away from the blackjack tables. You'll thank us later.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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