Are You A Wine Snob? Find Out in Time for the Festival

Wine Spectator Wine Seminar Kosta Browne
February 23, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the James Royal Palm Hotel, 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Founders of California vineyard Kosta Brown -- Dan Kosta, Michael Browne and Chris Costello - produce sought-after, new world Pinot Noirs. At this event, Kosta will lead tasters through a comparative tasting of five Pinot Noirs from their library.

Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village
February 23 and February 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Tasting Village, 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Culinary demonstrations by Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs? Check. Unlimited access (well, unless you get held up on those long lines) to bold cuisine, stylish dishes, and creative spirits? Sure. A chance to participate in the first annual Miami New Times' "Short Order's Best Bite on the Beach" award? You betcha. The Grand Tasting Village is all about celebrating everything the SoBe Fest has to offer - in one gigantic space.

Delta's Taste Wine Like A Master Sommelier: Top Taster For Top Fliers, Hosted By Master Sommeliers Andrea Robinson and Eric Hemer
February 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the James Royal Palm Hotel, 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

If you have enough wine skills to pass a blind tasting challenge, then you should probably head over to this tasting, where you can win first class tickets to anywhere in the lower 48 states via Delta Airlines. Sommeliers Andrea Robinson, Eric Hemer, and others will lead this world-class wine country taste tour.

Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar Italian Wines and Cheese Hosted by Laura Werlin and Andrea Robinson
February 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

James Beard award-winning author and cheese expert Laura Werlin hosts this wine-and-cheese pairing event alongside sommelier Andrea Robinson. The tasting includes eight cheeses and six wines.

Goya Foods' Swine & Wine Hosted by Michelle Bernstein Presented by Pat Lafreida Meats
February 24, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Think pig roasting, the kind that goes beyond a caja china. Miami's award-winning toque Michelle Bernstein hosts a slew of notable cooks who will be showcasing their talents at this Biltmore Hotel event. There will lots of wine to go with all that swine.

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