SOUTH FLORIDA LIBATIONS GEMS

This month, we’ll check out three of South Florida’s hidden libation treasures where family, friends and you can enjoy some interacting and tasting fun! So, drop on by, savor a glass of wine and try the cheese!

By MARIANA MEJIA

 

CHEZ VINCENT WINE BAR
vincefrenchwinebar.com

This family-owned wine bar is a great place to spend a few hours sipping wine and catching up with friends. The Chez Vincent Wine Bar is a bar in the evening and a café in the morning. The wine bar’s wine tasting evenings, under the guidance of a professional, will offer unparalleled tasting perspectives. The presentation of an exceptional variety of charcuterie plates that sublimates the wine that is offered from a cellar of excellence. Chez Vincent Wine Parlor is Fort Lauderdale’s French art of living; the wine is divine, and the various charcuterie plates are simply divine; a true Paris experience. Qui! Qui! More cheese and wine, please!

 

WINE WATCH
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A magical adult playground for oenophiles and enthusiasts that never disappoints. Wine Watch is a small escape that makes this rustic gem feel like you are in a wine cavern in France, though the wine shop is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is quite the scene. This little gem is truly one of a kind. It’s a stunning masterpiece where wine lovers can experience the feel of a huge wine cellar. The walls are decorated with wine labels, and their bottles of wine are cellared on wine racks that are on the walls, as well as their chandelier, which is made out of corks and used bottles. While this cozy wine tasting and restaurant has thoughtfully, put together food pairings that the wine tasting experience teaches you, the experience can be magical. Although the wine tasting is optional, you and your friends can enjoy the magnificent food Wine Watch has to offer; a hidden gem that shouldn’t be missed.

 

WINE GARDEN
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A perfect little Italian restaurant find for a girl’s night out or an intimate date night. It’s tucked away behind A1A, giving it an off-the-beach yet exclusive feel. When you arrive The Wine Garden is decorated to make you feel as if you’ve walked into a secret garden. The vine-covered walkway when you first enter, the outside seating area, sets the whole mood; a bohemian vibe that’s filled with trees and plants. Inside the Wine Garden, there are a few fire pit tables, where you can order s’mores for dessert and roast marshmallows, all while sipping on a glass of wine. The Wine Garden’s atmosphere is very intimate, quiet, and small enough to be with a loved one or with a group of friends.