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Wine stores in South Beach?

Porthos Oct 28, 2012 10:03 AM

Now that W Wine Boutique has closed where is a man supposed to buy Burgundy when in town?

Tough loss. Got a great deal on a couple 2007 Anne Gros Echezeaux only back in September.

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    pccap RE: Porthos Nov 19, 2012 07:31 PM

    Have you found place? I usually run into the same problem when in South Beach.

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      LargeLife RE: pccap Nov 21, 2012 08:56 AM

      Sounds like you have to hike over to Total Wine in NMB......

      EMac
      Ft. Pierce

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      BigBonesBradley RE: Porthos Nov 26, 2012 09:58 AM

      Gulf Liquor on Alton and 17th has a nice selection at surprisingly good prices.

      I am not sure about their selection of French wines; but their California Cab (the only type I know enough about to comment on) selection was excellent and well-priced. I needed a specific type of Champagne for a gift and their price on it (Laurent Perrier Brut Rose) was the same as at Total Wine in NMB.

      They also have an excellent high-end beer selection.

      I'd give them a shot.

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        Porthos RE: BigBonesBradley Nov 26, 2012 10:02 AM

        Stopped by Gulf Liquor during my search. Very limited french selection. Much larger Cali and Italian selection. Good prices for South Beach.

        Also scouted Whole Foods. Once again, very limited French, a decent but small Italian selection

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          stevewag23 RE: Porthos Nov 26, 2012 06:14 PM

          Have you tried Wine Depot?

          Not sure about French, but found a few interesting Spanish bottles.

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            Porthos RE: stevewag23 Nov 26, 2012 09:24 PM

            Yep. Minimal French red. Again more Italian and Cali. Apparently SOBE loves Cali cabs and Amarone.

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              stevewag23 RE: Porthos Nov 27, 2012 09:46 AM

              That's too bad.

              Did you happen to eat at Wine Depot? Seemed reasonably priced.

              I think the corking fee was $7.50.

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        pccap RE: Porthos Nov 26, 2012 06:29 PM

        Gulf liquor is a bit gimmicky (celebrity photos and the walls and bar in the back) but actually has an impressive, for Miami at least, selection of champagne. Vintage Pol Roger, Ruinnart blanc de blanc, etc. Took a quick peek at the wines and agree with the consensus. Not a large selection and prices on the high side. Good selection of spirits however.

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          LargeLife RE: pccap Nov 27, 2012 05:24 AM

          Glad you mentioned the Spanish wines.....I'm not much into wines....But for some reason I really like the white spanish wines....and the colder the better......I like the Torres family vineyards....

          EMac
          Ft. Pierce, FL

        2. Porthos RE: Porthos Feb 10, 2013 12:16 PM

          Stopped by Epicure today and remembered they have a small, overpriced but nice french selection: 2005 Ganoux Pommard, 2009 Ghislane Barthod Chambolle Musigny, 2009 Remoissenet Pere et Fils NSG, Dujac Pere et Fils Gevrey Chambertin all $15-20 above average wine searcher prices but at least it's an option for South Beach.

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