Here’s where to find a wine tasting every day of the week in Miami, because you’re fancy

You don't have to drink wine alone in your house. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

So you like to drink wine. Who doesn’t? You probably have your favorite wine bars, favorite wine shops, favorite happy hours. But where do you go when you want to go wine tasting?

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.

Here’s where to go in Miami when you want to go wine tasting.

Enoteca at La Centrale

Natascha Patterer leads a tasting of Italian wine in Enoteca’s vault.Connie Ogle

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

We cannot stress enough how much fun Happy Wine Calle Ocho is. There’s also a location in Coconut Grove.Connie Ogle

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

Uvaggio

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

Seriously fancy bottles at Abaco in the Design District. Connie Ogle

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

Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk in Doral.

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

These folks have no problem sucking down lychee wine.Marjie Lambert

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

Total Wine in Aventura.

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.

 

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