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

Let's talk about sex baby, while enjoying some wine and good company (yes, I'm singing).

Hi ladies, excited to host another Women Who Wine™ “Uncorked Conversations” event. The last “Uncorked Conversations” Cuban–inspired food and wine pairing with guest speaker Nikki Novo at Off The Mile restaurant was wine-tastic. Check out the recap and photos here.

Although talking about sexuality can be uncomfortable, it's a conversation worth having. Women's sexual health, like men's, is important to overall emotional and physical well-being. A fulfilling sex life improves your sleep quality and reduces stress (cheers to that). But achieving a healthy and satisfying sex life takes mindfulness and open communication with your partner.

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Join us for a Greek-inspired food and wine pairing with real conversations at Eat Greek Souvlaki Midtown on June 21st. Guest speaker, Dr. Sonjia Kenya, best-selling author, professor of medicine, and clinical sexologist will open up the conversation on strategies to achieve and sustain your ultimate sexual relationship. 

$20 ONLINE BY JUNE 19, 2017 (ONLY 30 SPOTS)

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Location:

Eat Greek Midtown

2917 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33137

Parking: free restaurant parking after 6 pm (look for signs behind and rear of building) or street meter parking

NOTE: The food and wine pairing will commence promptly at 7 pm, so please be on time and courteous to your fellow ladies (Wine With Nat gets hangry).

About Dr. Sonjia

Dr. Sonjia Kenya

Dr. Sonjia Kenya

Dr. Sonjia Kenya is a best-selling author, professor of medicine, and clinical sexologist focused on helping adults create their ultimate love life.  Known as America’s Sex Educator, Dr. Sonjia is the only ivy-league educated sexologist and professor of medicine in the U. S. who is also a married mother! Her best-selling book, Sex in South Beach, helps adults have easy, fun, and informed conversations that lead to more sexual satisfaction. At the University of Miami School of Medicine, she develops solutions to sex problems and educates physicians on sexual health.  In South Beach, Dr. Sonjia helps couples re-ignite intimacy and strengthen their sensual connection through her monthly “Date Night Special.” Dr. Sonjia’s obsession with natural health products motivated her to create SENSE stimulating body oil which is scientifically proven to ignite desire! SENSE smells delicious, hydrates your skin, and  also repels mosquitoes -because Dr. Sonjia says - “being eaten should feel good!”

About Eat Greek

If I ever go missing, you can either find me at a wine shop or Eat Greek Midtown. A true gem, Eat Greek is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami. Having visited Greece in 2013 (dying to go back) and loving Mediterranean cuisine, Eat Greek is authentic and affordable. A casual spot adorned with murals of ancient gods and herb gardens. The varied menu includes: Greek salad, Tzatziki, souvlaki, gyros, to lamb chops all flown in from Greece (hungry yet?). With several locations throughout Miami, Billy, the owner and my friend has poured his heart out into all his restaurants and is ready to give you a Greek experience like no other (Greeks do it big, so get ready!).

The Food & Wine Pairing Menu

6:30 pm to 7 pm: Welcome Bites and Networking

Fried Zucchini and Assorted Dips: Tzatziki and Baba Ghanoush paired with Chic Barcelona Brut Cava

Chic Barcelona Brut Cava Tasting Notes: 

  • Grape Varieties: 35% Macabeo, 35% Xarel.lo, 30% Parellada
  • Color: Greenish yellow with golden hues. Fine and persistent perlage
  • Aroma: Citrus, lime and green apple aromas
  • Palate: Elegant and distinctive, with white fruit notes and a refreshing acidity

7 pm to 8 pm: Appetizer and Main Course

Appetizer:

Greek Salad paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Rita Secret Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes:

  • Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Color: Greenish-yellow
  • Aroma: Tremendously intense nose with predominant citrus notes recalling lime, lemon peel, grapefruit, and citrus blossoms. Rounded out by aromas of white peach and tropical fruits, complemented by herbal notes
  • Palate: Good depth and volume with bright acidity

Main Course:

Lamb and Pork Chops, Chicken and Pork Souvlaki, Chicken and Lamb Gyro paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  

Santa Rita Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes:

  • Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Color: Deep violet
  • Aroma: Fresh red fruits with some black fruit and a floral touch
  • Palate: Elegant and profound

8 pm to 9 pm: Dessert and Real Conversations

Baklava and Greek Yogurt with honey and fruit paired with Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir  

Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir Tasting Notes: 

  • Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Color: Moderately intense purplish-red    
  • Aroma: Nose offers blueberry, cherry and floral notes plus a sweet touch of vanilla, caramel and roasted coffee
  • Palate: Abundant fruity intensity finishing with a fresh and juicy acidity

The Wines 

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

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

Hi ladies, mark your calendar for the second Women Who Wine™ “Uncorked Conversations” event at Off The Mile restaurant on May 24th (@offthemilegables on Instagram). The initial "Uncorked Conversations" at The Loft 305 on April 27th was wine-tastic. Check it out here.

Join us for a Cuban-inspired food and wine pairing with real conversations. Guest speaker, Nikki Novo (@NikkiNovo), spiritual mentor and medium will open up the conversation on spirituality and the role it plays in our daily lives and challenges. Pairing will be led by Pablo Suarez (@TheWineMaverick).

$20 online by May 22, 2017 (only 30 spots) 


Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Location:

Off The Mile

245 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Parking: free restaurant parking or street meter parking

NOTE: The food and wine pairing will commence promptly at 7 pm, so please be on time and courteous to your fellow ladies (Wine With Nat gets hangry).


About Nikki Novo

Nikki Novo 

Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American author, spiritual mentor, and medium. Her work is focused on mentoring up-and-coming spiritual thought-leaders and providing clarity for purpose seekers in the areas of career and relationships. A certified hypnotherapist, ThetaHealer(r), and Reiki healer, Nikki is the author of “Will I Be Alone Forever?” She has been commissioned to speak by organizations like Fordham University, The Standard Spa, Soho Beach House, Latinas Bloggers Connect, and Macy’s. Nikki has worked with brands that include Hilton Garden Inn, Squarespace, and Target. She has been featured in leading media outlets like Marie Claire, NBC, MSN.com, and Telemundo.

Pablo Suarez, The Wine Maverick

About Pablo Suarez

The food and wine pairing will be led by Pablo Suarez (ladies, he’s the sweetest!). Pablo is a Wine Specialist in the Noble Wine Estates Division of Breakthru Beverage Group. With 4 years of wine sales experience and WSET Level 2 certified, Pablo describes himself as a millennial wine lover on a mission to shy away from stuffy pretenses in order to make wine fun and approachable (YESS! Finally, someone in wine that speaks my language). Follow him on Instagram @TheWineMaverick.

Inside Off The Mile Restaurant 

 

 

 

 

About Off The Mile

Connected to Vicky Bakery Coral Gables, Off The Mile Restaurant has become a local favorite with its homey-like vibe. Serving up Cuban cuisine by day and Italian cuisine by night, expect owner, Michael Belaustegui (who wears many hats) or his business partner to sit with you for a dining experience like no other.


The Menu 

6:30 pm to 7 pm: Welcome Bites and Wine

Croquetas (YESS!) paired with Benvolio, Prosecco (NV)

Benvolio Prosecco is an excellent expression of both the variety and the Friuli terroir. This wine is a sharp golden straw color with bubbles that are finely textured and persistent. The nose shows fresh citrus with slight hints of honey and fresh flowers. Vibrant on the palate, the crisp acidity acts as a counterpoint to the flavors of ripe citrus, fresh peaches, lemon, green apples and grapefruit. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.

7 pm to 8 pm: Appetizer and Main Course

Cuban Frita Slider 

Appetizer:

Frita Sliders and Crema de Malanga paired with La Crema, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Rose petals, pipe tobacco, cranberry, and pine on the nose. Red cherry, black tea, mocha, and pomegranate on the palate. Balanced and supple, with a spicy finish.

Main Course:

Choice of Beef or Chicken Vaca Frita with white rice and maduros paired with Freemark Abbey Winery, Napa Valley Merlot

Rich texture conveys vivid fruit and mocha flavors through a long finish. Ages in a combination of small French and American oak barrels.

8 pm to 9 pm: Dessert and Real Conversations

Assorted pastelitos de guayaba and queso (I know, get excited!) paired with Crowded House, Sauvignon Blanc.

The resulting 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is quintessentially Marlborough in profile with bright aromas of guava, citrus fruits, black currant and sweet crushed herbs. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavors to a long, pure finish.

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

In anticipation of the 2nd Annual Carnaval on the Mile Cork & Fork event on March 4 & 5, 2017, Wine With Nat and the Kiwanis of Little Havana invite you to our next “sneak preview” event at Da Tang Unique on Wednesday, January 25. Wine down and join us for a walk-around tasting, featuring five wines and Chinese cuisine by Chef Shaohua Xue.

Event Information

Where: Da Tang Unique inside the Four Ambassador 

801 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami

When: Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 7 to 9 PM

$25 Online by Monday, January 23 ($35 at the door) 

A percentage of the event proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Little Havana's mission to assist underprivileged youthLearn more here.

View photos from our last event here


Parking Options: 

  1. Valet
  2. Street meter parking
  3. Ride Freebee! For a free ride, simply download the Freebee app and request a ride. Learn more here
  4. Uber or Lyft

A Glimpse OF Da Tang Unique

Da Tang Unique was founded by CEO of American Da Tang Group, Dr. Shanjie Li. Da Tang Unique offers Chinese cuisine with an artistic twist and healthy elements. When dining at Da Tang Unique Restaurant, you will experience the true Chinese culture. 


Da Tang Unique Chef Shaohua Xue

Chef Shaohua Xue

Born in Zhuhai of Guangdong Province in China, Chef Shaohua Xue's incredible passion for cooking has allowed him to excel in the culinary industry. He began his career at Macao Mei Wei Xiang restaurant in 1979, then moved to New York City to work at Philippe Chow before residing at Da Tang Unique.

Chef's Bites for the Evening

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

The Wines For The Evening

CHIC BARCELONA BRUT CAVA

  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Penedès
  • Grape Varieties: 35% Macabeo, 35% Xarel.lo, 30% Parellada
  • Color: Greenish yellow with golden hues. Fine and persistent perlage
  • Aroma: Citrus, lime and green apple aromas
  • Taste: White fruit notes and a refreshing acidity

PETER YEALANDS SAUVIGNON BLANC

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Appellation: Marlborough
  • Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Color: Pale lemon in color
  • Aroma: Stone fruit and guava with fresh, aromatic herbal notes
  • Taste: The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral

SALENTEIN RESERVE CHARDONNAY

  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
  • Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
  • Color: Light lemon
  • Aroma: Lovely aromas of fresh citrus fruits, pineapple and toasty oak
  • Taste: Generous and round flavors of green apple and lemon complemented by subtle tropical notes and refreshing acidity

SANTA RITA SECRET RESERVE 2015

Fruit and freshness from Casablanca, backbone and juiciness from Colchagua Costa, and elegance and roundness from Maipo Alto make up this new Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita line.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

Moderately intense purplish-red wine with a nose that offers blueberry, cherry, and floral notes plus underbrush and a sweet touch of vanilla, caramel, and roasted coffee. The silky palate develops abundant fruity intensity and finishes with a fresh and juicy acidity.

SANTA RITA RESERVA MERLOT

  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Maipo Valley
  • Grape Varieties: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Color: Deep ruby red with violet hues
  • Aroma: A complex aroma that combines ripe black fruit and sweet plum, enhanced by vanilla and spice notes
  • Taste: Well concentrated, with very ripe, almost sweet tannins, resulting in a complex and balanced wine; a captivating, full-bodied red with a persistent and pleasant finish