Timpano Italian Chophouse Updates Wine List

Timpano in Fort Lauderdale is expanding its wine menu.
Timpano Italian Chophouse has updated and expanded its wine list to include more by-the-glass selections, featuring high-end wines.

All in all, Timpano will feature more than 50 wines by the glass, including some from boutique vineyards like David Ramey, who's Cabernet Sauvignon will be available by the glass ($18) or bottle ($67). 

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The Generous Pour Event Returns to the Capital Grille

​It's summer, and that can only mean one thing over at the Capital Grille: It's time for the Generous Pour Event. In its third year, the program launches today and runs well through September 4. 

So, what is it? For $25, you can enjoy a nine-wine flight with your meal. Hand-selected by one of the world's few master sommeliers, George Miliotes, the Generous Pour wine list includes some of the best wines around, varying in varietal, vintage, and region.

You can choose to sample all nine of the carefully selected wines or have multiple tastings of

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Chef Joseph's Fabulous Wine Dinner at South Shores Tavern Is Wednesday Night

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Attending one of Chef Joseph's Fabulous Wine Dinners is just like having dinner at a friend's house -- presuming your host will regale you with a gourmet four-course feast and an array of fine wines and won't make you take an "exciting" tour of the remodeled master bath as a prerequisite to the meal.

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Real Housewife Ramona Singer To Release Her Own Pinot Grigio



​If you watch "Real Housewives of New York", you've been introduced to Ramona Singer. This fascinating woman is best known for her crazy bug eyes, shreiky voice and ability to put away Pinot Grigio like a drunken sailor on shore leave. The only time this woman is filmed without a glass of Pinot Grigio in her hand is when she's helping market the family business of religious jewelry (yes, you read that correctly). 

It actually stands to reason that Ramona would release her own Pinot Grigio. According to the distributor's website, Ramona's Pinot Grigio is "made from 100% Pinot Grigio - grown in the hilly Veneto region of Italy, the home of Romeo & Juliet".  The $13.99 per bottle price tag makes it well priced to consume mass quantities - just like Romana does.

Video of Ramona Singer after "about 46 Pinot Grigios" after the jump.

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Free Art & Wine Promenade Tonight at Northwood Village

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Wine tastes better when its's free

It's the end of a long working week and you want go out, have fun and maybe have a nice glass of wine - without any cash outlay. Problem solved - after work this evening head on over to Art & Wine Promenade at Northwood Village for some free wine, beer and culture.

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Spin the Bottle Winetasting at the Rustic Cellar in Boca

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Spin the bottle brings back preteen memories in a suburban basement when Cara DeBoest's parents weren't around. The Rustic Cellar has upgraded the setting considerably.

This Thursday, the cozy Cellar will host Spin the Wine, a collision of spin the bottle and a regular tasting. Management has put the kibosh on kissin'... but issued no prohibition against removing articles of clothing.

Alas, things probably won't get that out of hand. Despite the Cellar's cautioning that "anything could happen!" it's still Boca. The most that'll come loose is an expensive earring. 

Couples and singles are welcome; $16 (in advance) allows you four spins and a chance to win more glasses of vino plus apps. If you show up at the party, it's $20.

Wine list after the break:

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Five Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve Lovin'

Concerned about what you'll be sipping and who you'll be kissing when the ball drops on Friday night? Ordinary mimosas and bellinis are for couples amateurs. These Champagne and sparkling wine cocktails will ensure proper New Year's Eve action no matter how inappropriate.

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Wine Tasting in Northwood Village This Friday, December 17

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Northwood Village, the artsy/historic little stretch of shops just north of downtown West Palm Beach, is holding an Art and Wine event on Friday, December 17,  from 6 to 10 p.m.

It's a great chance to visit the funky enclave, as there will be no fewer than 17 free winetasting locations, 30 streetside artists and two community art projects -- all free of charge.

.While you're there, check out one of the restaurants Northwood has to offer including Café Centro, Malakor Thai Café, or Jade Kitchen. You can also get a cup of coffee from Art's Coffee Shop.

Northwood Village is located one mile north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.  For more information visit http://www.northwoodvillage.org/index.php.

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Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Tomorrow

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Reminder: the Fourth Annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is tomorrow December 7th. Come out and get your taste on with some of the best and most exclusive restaurants in Palm Beach.

There are both general admission tickets ($50; entry starts at 7 p.m.) and VIP ($100, starts at 6 pm). The event takes place in the shops and courtyard at 150 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

Also, don't forget about the "Grand Chef Throwdown" where the most popular applicants will be participating in the head-to-head cooking challenge with Howard "The Bulldog" Kleinberg, proprietor of Bulldog BBQ in Sunny Isles and a contestant on the Bravo show Top Chef. The grand prize is $10,000 prize.

For more info, visit http://www.palmbeachfoodandwinefestival.com/ 

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Cafe Maxx Pairs Up Champagne and Sushi

Since sushi is traditionally served with but a few beverages -- tea, beer and/or sake -- this pairing is slightly unorthodox. But not really -- white wine with sushi is increasingly popular, and what's champagne but white wine with fizz? 

Also, it's more common to see sushi prepared by non-Japanese folks, which is what this cooking class is featuring. 

There's chef Oliver Saucy, chef Darin Hoagland, and pastry chef Danielle Herring, none of them sounding too Japanese. Orthodoxy is out!

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