Women Who Wine® Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Tasting at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
After a summer hiatus, excited to announce the next Women Who Wine® event. And I’ve decided to spice things up and welcome gentlemen for this very special event. Join the Women Who Wine® community for an “Aphrodisiac food and wine tasting” at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits ‘North Miami Beach’ to support Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness.
You are in for a special treat! Guest speakers, Paul Quaglini, Nathan Dale and Larry Baker of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will be transporting you through an aphrodisiac food and wine tasting. You will be sampling 16 wines paired with bites, as well as a scotch and bourbon sampling. And for all my Bourbon lovers, you’ll be able to enter a raffle for a “Pappy Van Winkle” bottle for purchase.
Hope to see you there! Xo, Wine With Nat
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Address: 14205 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Beach, FL 33181
Community event fee: $25
*A percentage of the event proceeds will be donated to Day of Caring
Since you will be drinking, we strongly encourage you to take Uber or Lyft.
Women Who Wine® aphrodisiac Food & Wine pairing at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Cascina Chicco Nebbiolo
La Cappuccina Arzimo
Table 3 (all rose)
Paint the Town Rose
Ca’ D’ Gal Asti
The Menu provided by To Just Die For Desserts and Specialties By Charlyne
1. Stuffed figs with sweetened cheese
2. Spring Mix Salad with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate and avocado, and goat cheese
3. Chocolate truffles
4. Milky Way brownies
5. Strawberries with Grand Mariner infused whipped cream
6. Spicy Sweet Almonds
About Guest speakers: Paul Quaglini and Nathan Dale
“There are reviews for geeks, and then there are reviews for the rest of the world,” said Paul Quaglini when asked if he believed in giving wines a numeric rating (the verdict: they’re a “necessary evil”). Paul is ABC’s wine supervisor covering the regions of Italy, Spain and Portugal, who believes that people generally get too caught up in finding the perfect wine. “If you like it, it’s good wine. Your palate is the most important judge,” explained Paul. His palate’s favorite: Italian Sangiovese. If he had the option, Paul would love to host a dinner party at his house with special guests Piero Antinori, Abe Lincoln and Hilary Clinton, while serving Sangiovese, of course.
Paul has had the pleasure of visiting Italy, most frequently the Tuscany area, about a dozen times and considers it to be his favorite travel destination. He loves to travel, but notes that if you’re not too into wine, “the trips would be grueling.” Incidents such as losing luggage or a delayed flight are merely minor hiccups to Paul. “You have to roll with the punches when you travel. Those are just inconveniences that become part of the story.”
Make sure to follow him on Twitter @abcwinepaulq
Meet Nathan Dale, ABC’s South Florida area sales manager. He’s a young lad with the vino knowledge to rival your average wine expert.
His motto? “Drink what you like and drink what you don’t know. Always be comfortable and always be learning.” With 7 years experience in the business and WSET 3 certified, Nathan brings product knowledge support for team members in the Miami area. A life long musician, with a Clinical Psychology background and degree from Roger Williams University, Nathan can be found drinking his favorite bold Italian reds, like a good Brunello or chianti, but his heart is in Champagne. Fun fact about Nathan: Great Great Grandfather was a United States Senator from Vermont and a prohibitionist (he may or may not be rolling in his grave).
Larry is a former Radio Personality and Comedy Writer. Besides 15 years of success all over the USA as a Comedian and Radio Celebrity, Larry is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier with the Court Of Master Sommeliers. He’s worked every aspect of this industry from working in sales for Southern Wine and Spirits to training over 50,000 servers and bartenders as a Corporate Sommelier and Trainer in many fine dining restaurants and hotels. Larry’s last position was Corporate Sommelier and Beverage Director of Chima Brazilian Steakhouse where he oversaw 5 locations in the USA and made all decisions regarding wine and spirits, wine dinner events and wine and food pairings for 5 locations in the USA including Brazil. In 2015, Larry’s Fort Lauderdale location wine list came in #98 out of 100 Restaurants in the world and was awarded the coveted Wine Spectator GRAND AWARD. Larry rejoined ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in February of 2017. With over 4,500 followers in the world, Larry also has his own wine blog www.larrythewineguy.net.