Wine Pairing Dinners: Virginia Philip and Quinto la Huella

Pairing wine with … colors?

And now for something a bit different: You can join Master Sommelier Mariya Kovacheva on Oct. 1 for a “multi-sensory experience to find out how color affects the flavors in wine.”

This unique class at Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy is $40 per person and includes five Campo Viejo wines tasted (the wine quality here is always very high, fyi), plus a chance to chat with Kovacheva.

Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561/557-4202;

Uruguayan Quinto la Huella hosts collab wine dinner

Quinto la Huella

Continuing the try-something-new trend, on Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., Uruguayan venue Quinto la Huella, in EAST, Miami’s Executive Chef Nano Crespo will collaborate with Chefs Fernando Trocca (from Argentinian restaurant Orilla) and Carlos Garcia (from Obra restaurant) to host a four-course, wine pairing dinner. They will prepare the Amigos de la Huella dinner in the wood parrilla (a special grill) in the middle of the kitchen/dining room, and will talk with the guests seated around the area during the prep.

The menu includes dishes such as yellowtail snapper with red/green mojo, Uruguayan beef filet/bone marrow/beef fat bearnaise sauce and more. Cost is $75 per person.

EAST, Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami; 786/805-4646;