Women Who Wine "Uncorked Conversations" at Dolores Lolita 8.31.17

On August 31st, the Women Who Wine community gathered at Dolores Lolita Restaurant for an empowering "Uncorked Conversations" event.

Guests enjoyed an intimate five course dinner paired with Palm Bay International wines. Guest speaker, Roxanne Vargas, host of NBC 6 in the Mix opened up the conversation on mastering the art of promoting yourself either as a brand or within an organization.

The pairing was led by Pablo Suarez of The Wine Maverick and included:

  1. Serrano Ham Croquettes and Cuban Quesadillas paired with Santa Rita 120 Rosé
  2. Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Beets, Strawberry and Avocado with Orange Sesame Vinaigrette paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir 
  3. Miso Glazed Salmon paired with Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc 
  4. Prime New York Strip Carpaccio paired with Salentein Malbec 
  5. Caramel Flan paired with Chic Barcelona Brut Cava (obsessed with this Cava)

A special thank you to Dolores Lolita, Palm Bay International, The Wine Maverick and Roxanne Vargas. This event would not have been possible without them. 

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

Women Who Wine "Uncorked Conversations" at Eat Greek Midtown 6.21.17

On June 21st, the Women Who Wine community gathered at Eat Greek Midtown for a Greek-inspired food and wine pairing with real conversations.

The night started with a family style food and wine pairing that included:

  1. Fried Zucchini and Assorted Dips: Tzatziki and Baba Ghanoush paired with Chic Barcelona Brut Cava
  2. Greek Salad paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  3. Lamb and Pork Chops, Chicken and Pork Souvlaki, Chicken and Lamb Gyro paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Baklava and Greek Yogurt with honey and fruit paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir  

After the pairing, guest speaker, Dr. Sonjia Kenya, best-selling author, professor of medicine, and clinical sexologist opened up the conversation on strategies to achieve and sustain your ultimate sexual relationship.

A special thank you to Eat Greek Midtown, Palm Bay International Wines and Lester Jimenez with Palm Bay International for educating the ladies on the wines.  

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

Women Who Wine "Uncorked Conversations" at Off The Mile 5.24.17

On May 24th, the Women Who Wine community gathered at Off The Mile restaurant in Coral Gables for an intimate Cuban-inspired food and wine pairing with real conversations.

The pairing was led by Wine Specialist, Pablo Suarez of The Wine Maverick and included:

  1. Croquetas paired with Benvolio, Prosecco (NV)
  2. Frita Sliders and Crema de Malanga paired with La Crema, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
  3. Beef and Chicken Vaca Frita with white rice and maduros paired with Freemark Abbey Winery, Napa Valley Merlot
  4. Assorted pastelitos de guayaba and queso paired with Crowded House, Sauvignon Blanc.

Guest speaker, Nikki Novo, spiritual mentor and medium opened up the conversation on spirituality and the role it plays in our daily lives and challenges.

Let's just say that it was a very special evening filled with good food, wine and company. 

A special thank you to Off The Mile, Pablo Suarez and Nikki Novo. This event would not have been possible without them.

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

Women Who Wine "Uncorked Conversations" at The Loft 305 4.27.17

On April 27th, the Women Who Wine community gathered at the breathtaking venue, The Loft 305 for the first "Uncorked Conversations" event. The intimate food and wine pairing with real conversations was memorable. 

Mia Anzola Manrique cooked a delicious family-style dinner, which was paired with ZONIN 1821 Prosecco and wines:

Hors d'oeuvre:

Balsamic Strawberry & Parma Ham Crostinis paired with Zonin Prosecco

Appetizer:

Spring Salad with Grilled Shrimps and Italian Herbs Dressing paired with Piattelli Torrontes 2014

Main course:

Lasagna Bolognese paired with Altemura Sasseo 2014

Dessert:

Ricotta Donuts with Chocolate Ganache paired with Ognigiorno Lambrusco dell’Emilia

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

 

Cork & Fork "Sneak Preview" Event at Da Tang Unique 1.25.17

On January 25th, Wine With Nat and Kiwanis Little Havana hosted the second Cork & Fork sneak preview event. Over 50 guests gathered at Da Tang Unique inside the Four Ambassador Brickell for a sneak preview of Cork & Fork 2017. Guests enjoyed a walk-around wine tasting sponsored by Palm Bay International Wines.

THE WINES

  1. Chic Barcelona Brut Cava
  2. Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc
  3. Santa Rita Secret Reserve 2015
  4. Santa Rita Reserva Merlot 
  5. Salentein Reserve Chardonnay 

Chef Shaohua Xue's of Da Tang Unique paired the wines with Chinese bites. 

THE BITES

  1. A variety of Dumplings 
  2. Peking Duck Rolls
  3. Chicken Satay
  4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A special thank you to Palm Bay International and the entire Da Tang Unique team. This event would not have been possible without them.

We hope you will join us for Cork & Fork on March 4 & 5, 2017. Choose from four intimate sessions throughout two days of culinary tastings, live cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and more! To learn more and purchase tickets, click here

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

Cork & Fork "Sneak Preview" Event at 320 Gastrolounge 11.30.16

On November 30th, over 50 Miami wine lovers gathered at 320 Gastrolounge at the Village of Merrick Park for a sneak preview of Cork & Fork 2017. Hosted by Wine With Nat and Kiwanis of Little Havana, guests enjoyed a walk-around wine tasting sponsored by Palm Bay International Wines.

The Wines

  1. Chic Barcelona Brut Cava
  2. Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
  3. Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenere
  4. Faustino V Reserva
  5. Salentein Reserve Malbec
  6. Dry Sack 15 Year Old Oloroso Sherry

Chef John Joseph of 320 Gastrolounge paired the wines with Latin-Asian bites. 

The Bites

  1. Choros a la Chalaca 
  2. Skirt Steak Croquettes 
  3. Vaca Frita Buns 
  4. Lamb Skewers 
  5. Banana Cake 

A special thank you to Palm Bay International, 320 Gastrolounge (and team) and JLPR. This event would not have been possible without them.

We hope you will join us for Cork & Fork on March 4 & 5, 2017. Choose from four intimate sessions throughout two days of culinary tastings, live cooking demonstrations, wine pairings and more! To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka 

WOMEN WHO WINE AT CASABE 305 BISTRO 10.26.16

On October 26th,  the Women Who Wine community gathered at local hidden gem, Casabe 305 Bistro for an intimate Charcuterie and Spanish wine pairing event. Guests were welcomed with a glass of Bodegas Torre Oria Cava Brut. 

The wine pairing experience was led by Sommelier for Hidalgo Imports, Martha Rodriguez and included:

  1. La Gitana Manzanilla 'Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana' from Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
  2. Cune Crianza 'Bodegas CVNE' from Rioja, Spain
  3. Alidis Roble 'Bodegas Viña Mambrilla' from Ribera del Duero, Spain

Wines were paired with a Charcuterie experience led by Chef Diego Texera and included: fresh Mozzarella, Bocconcini Caprese Pinchos, Duck Magret with fire roasted Panini, natural Prosciutto and Asiago cheese with fire roasted Panini, and an array of cured meats and aged cheeses.

Special thanks to Casabe 305, Hidalgo Imports, Publicist for Casabe 305, Daniella, my hubby and dear friend, Luis. This event would not have been possible without them. 

Photo credit: Nabila Verushka

 

WOMEN WHO WINE AT MACY'S DADELAND 9.14.16

On September 14, the Women Who Wine community gathered at Macy's Dadeland Home Store Culinary Kitchen.

Guests got a sneak preview of the South Beach Seafood Festival with a live cooking demonstration by Chef Eric Do of Toro Toro Miami who whipped up a taste of what he'll be presenting at the festival on October 21 and 22, 2016. Guests enjoyed welcome bites and dishes prepared by Chef: Ceviche Nikkei, Achiote BBQ Salmon, and Strawberries with a white balsamic creme fraiche.

With DJ sounds in the background, guests mingled and sipped on La Crema Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and Benvolio Prosecco. Guests were treated to plantable seed wine tags compliments of Macy's and were entered in a raffle which included (congrats to the winners):

South Beach Seafood Festival weekend package: (2) tickets for Friday, October 21st Chef Showdown and (2) GA tickets for Saturday, October 22nd festival (includes open bar).

(2) VIP tickets to Macy’s Front Row Aventura Mall with TV host and fashion designer Giuliana Rancic Friday, September 16th 6-9 PM (featuring her wine).

Michael Aram Picture Frame

For a sweet surprise at the end, guests were treated to a dessert station that included wine-infused desserts by The Sweethouse. 

Special thanks to Macy's Dadeland, South Beach Seafood Festival, Toro Toro Miami and The Sweethouse. And of course, my hubby, Hector Garcia who always helps me with registration. 

Don't forget to purchase your South Beach Seafood Festival tickets with discount code "winewithnat" to save 20% off and hang out with me, of course. Purchase tickets here.

Photo Credit: Nabila Verushka Photography

WOMEN WHO WINE AT SWINE CORAL GABLES 5.25.16

On May 25th, the Women Who Wine community gathered at Swine Coral Gables to network and wine down on National Wine Day. Guests enjoyed a wine pairing experience led by Wine Director for 50 Eggs Inc., Daniel Toral.

A special thanks to Swine Coral Gables, Daniel Toral and Emily Dickens with Swine, Hector Garcia and Giselle Navarro. This event would not have been possible without them. 

Photo credit: Giselle Navarro

WOMEN WHO WINE AT FIGURELLA CORAL GABLES 3.23.16

On March 23, the Women Who Wine community gathered during National Nutrition Month to network and experience the Figurella Fitness Method. Guests enjoyed tasty bites by Green Gables Cafe and nutritional tips by Dr. Michael Forman, while sipping wines from YaYa Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco.  

Special thanks to Figurella Coral Gables, Green Gables Cafe, YaYa Wine, Dr. Michael Forman, Chiara Migani with Figurella, Giselle Navarro and Hector Garcia. This event would not have been possible without them. 

Photo credit: Giselle Navarro

WOMEN WHO WINE AT TARPON BEND CORAL GABLES 1.27.16

Wine With Nat kicked off the first Women Who Wine event at Tarpon Bend Coral Gables. On January 27, over 75 like-minded women gathered to network and create their very own stimulating vision board led by Manifesting Queen, Roz Delgado. Guests enjoyed tasty bites and ZONIN 1821 wines: Prosecco, Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico, and Albola Pinot Grigio. 

Special thanks to Tarpon Bend Coral Gables, Roz Delgado, ZONIN 1821, Giselle Navarro, Hector Garcia and Luis Roque. This event would not have been possible without them. 

Photo credit: Giselle Navarro