The ideal starter to your night of Festival fun, this “before party” will arouse your palate and whet your appetite for the revelry to come. Whether you are headed afterward to the Festival’s signature BubbleQ® or have plans to stroll leisurely at the elegant Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best, ignite your taste buds at this celebration of the world’s oldest and (still) most perfect pairing, wine and cheese. Join wine authority Josh Wesson and cheese expert Laura Werlin as they match and discuss why each exquisite cheese pairs perfectly with each selected wine. Featured offerings from the Cheese Course, a European-style boutique in trendy Midtown Miami, will include handcrafted wheels and wedges prepared by artisans from around the world. Enjoy a vast variety of silky, creamy, pungent, and earthy flavors and learn to identify different types of cheeses and recognize them by region of origin complemented by wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio. This focus on the happy marriage of dairy and vineyard offers an engaging prelude to the festivities to follow.
Friday, Feb 25, 2011
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach