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sherry f Dec 5, 2010 02:56 PM

I am looking for recs for good wine stores in the Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale area and will go as far north as Boca. Specifically I am looking for some good half-bottles of red. Thanks.

  1. gblcsw Dec 5, 2010 07:04 PM

    Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale is an excellent, privately owned shop.

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      southocean Dec 5, 2010 07:29 PM

      Since you mentioned Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I assume Hollywood will be in play.

      Hollywood Vine, on Harrison Street http://hvine.com/ is a very friendly wineshop/bar, across the street from Sage, probably one of the better restaurants in the area. Makes for a great dinner/after evening out.

      Seventh Street Wine Company, a little further north, in Fort Lauderdale http://www.seventhstreetwine.com/ encourages tasting anything they have in stock before buying.

      And, though I'll get flamed here, Publix -- if you've got the time, inclination and KNOWLEDGE -- has some excellent selections. You just gotta find 'em!

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      Hollywood Vine
      2035 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL

      1. Asumnuthin Dec 6, 2010 11:25 AM

        I like the total wine @ Shops at Boca Center
        I think they have an amazing selection and very helpful staff

        great beer selection as well

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          gingersnap Dec 6, 2010 02:24 PM

          total wine, ft lauderdale is huge with an incredible selection. love this place!

          Total Wine & More - Fort Lauderdale, FL
          1906 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

          (954) 828-9463 ‎

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          Total Wine
          14750 S Biscayne River Dr, Miami, FL 33168

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            GatorFL Dec 13, 2010 07:03 AM

            Agreed on Total Wine. There are a few around and no local wine shop can touch their selection or prices.

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            Total Wine
            14750 S Biscayne River Dr, Miami, FL 33168

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              stanleyk Mar 15, 2011 02:10 PM

              For those of us hoping to find somewhere similar, but with no access to a car (only in town for a few days) is there anywhere in the SoBe area, possibly Design District etc, that has a good selection at a reasonable cost? Mainly interested in trying some Californian Cabs and Oregon Pinot as have limited access to a good selection in th UK

              Thanks

              1. re: stanleyk
                Frodnesor Mar 16, 2011 06:21 AM

                As for Total Wine, they are the WalMart of wine retailers. They have a hugely broad and basically uncurated selection of wines, almost entirely from high-volume producers. Their pricing as a result may be better than other places, and if you know exactly what you want and they carry it you'll save a few bucks, but it's very much a crapshoot and it's more volume than quality.

                On South Beach, W Wine Boutique on Alton Road is good. There's also a new Wine Depot on Jefferson Ave. just south of Lincoln Road though I've not been.

                Near the Design District, Vintage Liquors recently opened in Midtown Miami, though I've not yet been there either.

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            mvilla Mar 16, 2011 03:52 PM

            Check out the Wine Warehouse at 1301 E. Oakland Park in FTL, 954-561-9453. Ask for Felipe, the owner. Great prices, selection, and personal service.

            1. gblcsw Mar 16, 2011 08:24 PM

              Try Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale, Andrew, the owner is extremely knowledgeable and this is a special place. They also have many wine events.

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                stanleyk Mar 17, 2011 06:37 AM

                Thanks all,

                Looks like W Wine is most likely, as seems easiest to get to with limited transport options, hopefully can pick up a bottle or two to enjoy while in Miami

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                  Icantread Mar 17, 2011 08:26 AM

                  W Wine has some nice selection available.

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                kumajo Mar 18, 2011 07:05 AM

                El Carajo, 2465 Southwest 17th Avenue. Best values / selections near sobe / brickell / gables. I second Wine Watch, but it's a haul to get up there if you're not in FTL. Worth a trip if you're in the area.

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