Online tastings are the best of both worlds: Stay home, don’t drive and try some new cocktails or wine varietals that keep you discovering new things. That’s always a plus. These tastings are either free or don’t cost much to participate. Explore and have fun!
Wine with the best
Today: Zoom with David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars, and the Virginia Philip Wine Team, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can listen, learn and discuss the Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the Sonoma Coast Syrah and Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay with a wine pioneer. Ramey is known for his work with indigenous yeasts, sur lie aging and malolactic and barrel fermentation. Tickets are $10 to just join the Zoom class, or $195 to purchase the wines from Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach, and taste along with the class.
SOBEWFF free cocktail classes
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival, So Fla’s popular event, is digging into online experiences, and we are liking that! This is a 20-part virtual experience to help celebrate SOBEWFF’s upcoming 20th anniversary.
If you register for these classes, you’ll be sent a list of ingredients and utensils to have on hand for the session, recipe, and instructions for getting ready. Then the host and guest mixologist will guide you through the recipes. Easy! Registering info here: https://sobewff.org/sip-with-sobewff/#faq
You can attend some of these in person for a hand-on event, and that experience does require buying a ticket, with proceeds benefitting the SOBEWFF & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund.
Today: Classic Cuban Cocktails, hosted by Gio Gutierrez with guest Cantinero Julio Cabrera of Miami’s Café La Trova, 6 p.m.
June 26: Impressive Cocktails and The Art of the Pour, hosted by Gio Gutierrez with guest Mixologist Ben Potts of Wynwood’s Beaker & Gray, 7 p.m.
July 1: Red, White and Booze, a Celebration of American Cocktails, hosted by Gio Gutierrez with guest Tyler Kitzman of Miami’s Mama Tried, 7 p.m.
July 10: Gettin’ Tiki with It, hosted by Gio Gutierrez with guest Mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola of Esotico Miami, 7 p.m.