Next week is a relatively quiet one for Orlando’s wine scene. Perhaps Central Florida is taking a collective deep breath as we gear up to send the kids back to school next week. But there are still opportunities for the oenophile to seize! Read on for highlights of …
On any given Friday afternoon, some of metro Orlando’s most interesting back-vintage wines can be found, not poured by a sommelier in a fancy dining room, but strewn unceremoniously across a back corner table at Antonio’s downstairs cafe and market in Maitland.
For the last quarter century, a small group of wine collectors and enthusiasts has been gathering there each week, bringing treasures from their cellars to share at an invitation-only tasting.
It’s not a dressy or formal affair – many of the guests come in shorts and t-shirts – but the wines they bring are anything but everyday sippers.
If you love wine, and you haven’t been to Swirlery Wine Bar yet, you’re missing out.
From its unassuming location on the corner of Michigan and Fern Creek, diagonally across from Johnny’s Fillin’ Station, this little gem of a wine shop/bar has become a hub of Central Florida’s wine community.