Perfect combinations: Wine and food pairing events at Sea Salt

The restaurant is finding success with food and wine pairing events geared toward a limited number of guests.

Adobe Road: Virtual wine tastings that will set hearts racing

Adobe Road virtual wine tastings not only allow you to sample Sonoma and Napa wines from a distance, they can also provide the main ingredients for the perfect at-home Valentine’s date.

Taste the Wines, Meet the Winemakers at Del Frisco’s

One recent Friday afternoon I stopped by Del Frisco’s Grille on Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa to chat with Bar Manager and Sommelier Matt Sinclair. Having eaten there a few weeks before, I’d fallen in love with their wine display, which runs the full length of two walls, and wanted to learn more about their […]

Spanish wines shine at Orlando’s Capa

When I read that Wine Enthusiast had named Capa one of the Top 100 wine restaurants in the U.S., I decided it was time to pick up my pal Michelle and head down I-4 to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. That’s where we got to meet the woman in charge: the restaurant’s general manager and […]

Meat Market Tampa sommelier Pablo Salinas with wines from the 100-Points Selection. All photos by Tracey Serebin.

Meat Market Tampa launches its exclusive 100-Points Wine Selection

When I dined recently at the Meat Market in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village, sommelier Pablo Salinas was a trusty guide, offering two very interesting red wines to try with my meal — a 2016 Golden Eye Pinot Noir with my appetizer of jumbo shrimp and Dragon’s Tooth from Trefethen with my NY strip. I knew […]

Olivia sommelier Tyler Wolff. Photos by Tracey Serebin.

A trans-Atlantic wine experience at Olivia

Chef Chris Ponte’s Olivia Restaurant in South Tampa has extraordinary food, which is no surprise considering his culinary pedigree. But it turns out that the wine list is equally interesting. Olivia’s list is a two-sided affair —one side for Italian wines, the other for American. Each is broken down into sparkling, whites and reds. The […]