Hey Brickgals, Happy Friday and more importantly, HAPPY SOBE Food & Wine festival weekend. This is one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year in Miami and I wanted to share a few insider tips with you if you are headed out of the hood to SOBE this weekend.
I went thru a list of the wines being poured and I wanted to steer you to 5 of my personal favorites that you should not miss. These wines are coming from Palm Bay Imports who will have a large section at SOBE. They will be pouring tons of wines, but here are some of my favs….
Bertani Due Uve- If you like refreshing white wines this one is for you my Brickgals! A light, slightly fruity and refreshing way to start you tasting. This bright wine of Pinot Grigio & Sauvignon Blanc will wake up your palate and get you ready for the day of wine, food, and eventually the debauchery you will most likely encounter following an event like this.
S.A. Prum Essence- this is for my girls with a sweet tooth. S.A. Prum Essence is a Riesling, sweet, but not too sweet. I’m not sure what food will be there, but when you get a glass of this run for the sushi or spicy (thai) styled dishes. This is when the party in your mouth will begin.
Jean Luc Colombo (JLC) Abeilles White- my personal favorite of the 3 whites I am suggesting, this white blend from the Rhone Valley in France is a MUST TASTE! A little bit richer in style than the other whites, this is more for you Chardonnay drinkers. If you look at the color it should be a little richer and golden in color. I LOVE this wine. Not that this matters since wine is so subjective, but try it, you should love it too!
Fontanafredda Barbera- a lighter style Italian wine, this is a great wine for people that like Pinot Noir and Chianti’s. Barbera is one of the best food wines because it has nice acidity and not too much oak. I know there will be some Italian dishes with red sauce, so have some pasta with this deliciously fruity red.
Fontanafredda Barolo- THIS wine is for my serious red wine drinking chicas and your manly Brickguys. If your guy claims to like Cabernet and big rich styled red wines, head over to this wine. Now, go find the steak table and let the debauchery begin. Life is good. This is a wine to be enjoyed and savoured, so don’t wait until the day is over to try this wine, try it well before you dive into the spirits and the day gets blurred.
I hope you all have either experienced, or will experience the SOBE Food & Wine festival. It is truly a staple in Miami and is a must do. Cheers!