Sunday, January 6, 2008

Miami Wine Events with Barry Alberts of Berries to Wine Inc.

Whenever we travel we always check the newspaper for any wine events nearby.

This time we were very fortunate to attend two events both hosted by Barry Alberts of Berries to Wine Inc. and assisted by Patrick Sullivan, Wine and Spirts Editor of Dine Magazine.

The first event we attend was at a South American restaurant in Coconut Grove that featured about 8 South Amercian wines some of which there were only a couple bottles in the country. Patrick Sullivan did a great job pouring and speaking about these wines. Wine Consultant Barry Alberts invited us to attend his "big" event the next night at Christabelle's Quarter. The restaurant took 4 years and 12 million dollars in the making . This was an event we could not turn down. Upon entering the restaurant you notice flood marks on the giant wood entrance doors. Barry explained that these doors, original gas lamps and other fixtures came from New Orleans after Katrina. As we walked up the three floors via a marble staircase we could not help but marvel at the stained glass and architecture of the restaurant. It was truly amazing.
Once up to the third floor we stood out on the balcony as Barry treated us to 11 wines from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and even a tawny port from all over the world.
Barry has been doing wine events in Miami for over 16 years and he knows how to do it right. We will definitely spend our Thursday and Friday nights with Barry every time we are in town. For more information on Berries to Wine, Inc you can e-mail Barry at
Cheers Barry !

1 comment:

wine said...

Wow! it`s a very nice article about wine.I think Miami wine event is a very good event.

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