It’s an international week on Central Florida’s wine scene, with events featuring wines from around the world, plus fun times with bubbles and cupcakes (respectively). Read on for the highlights of …
This week, Orlando wine lovers can explore merlot and cabernet, travel from Spain to California, and learn why dirt is such an important part of a wine’s profile. Read on for the highlights of …
ORLANDO’S WEEK IN WINE
Lots is happening on the Orlando wine scene in the coming week, but unfortunately, most of the events fall on the same day, so you’ve got some tough choices to make. Here are some highlights to help you decide!
Orlando’s Week in Wine
Spring has most definitely sprung in Central Florida! The weather is getting steadily warmer, and so is the Orlando wine events calendar. The week ahead offers a splash of rosé, an evening of wine trivia, a bubbly brunch, and much more. Read on for all you need to know about …
ORLANDO’S WEEK IN WINE!
This weekend was a big one for Orlando’s wine scene, with the inaugural Orlando Wine Festival on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes. The Orlando Magic organized the event and invited me to attend the al fresco grand tasting.
It featured mostly Napa wines, and while those big reds were a little challenging to drink outside on a warm day, it was worth it to taste some of the classic wines on hand – Dunn and Heitz were among the biggest names. I also enjoyed making a few new discoveries, including one of Argentina’s first GSM Rhone-style blends from Corazon del Sol, a project of Napa’s Revana Family Vineyard. All the winery representatives were lovely and informative too.
My only regret is that the festival’s high price tag (the cheapest package was $2500 per couple) kept many members of Orlando’s robust and active community of wine lovers away. Of course, the Magic sees the event primarily as a fundraiser for its Youth Foundation, but it would be nice if the team could find a way to make it more accessible to Orlando oenophiles who regularly support local wine establishments.
There are plenty of wine events coming up this week with significantly lower barriers to entry, though. Read on for the highlights.
There’s a lot for Orlando wine lovers to get excited about in the coming week. We have a few more winery visitors in town, including Lisa Broman of Napa’s Broman Cellars – she’s doing three events in as many days at Luisa’s Cellar, Regency Wine & Liquor, and Tim’s Lake Mary-Sanford, respectively. Plus, an event this weekend offers the opportunity to sample food from Disney restaurants paired with wines chosen by a Master Sommelier … on a farm!
Read on for more highlights.
One of the three out-of-town wine stars visiting Orlando next week is actually an owner of a winery, not the winemaker – but that’s still cool!
Without further ado, here are the highlights from Orlando’s wine agenda in the coming week.