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Michael Klauber Is a Wine Impresario

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Tracing the career of the person who has probably done more to promote fine wine in Sarasota than anyone else. Few individuals in Sarasota have done as much to promote wine and gastronomy as Michael Klauber. In fact, I can't think of any. Since 1987,...

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Wine of the Week!

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  Zinfandel, Ancient Peaks, Paso Robles, CA, 2017 - $18.95 Ancient Peaks is a family-owned winery specializing in estate-grown wines from Margarita Vineyard, the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast....

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Savor Sarasota 2020 | Wine Pairings

Chardonnay Ancien Carneros CA 2016
Chianti Poggiotondo Tuscany IT 2017
Bourgogne Blanc Vielles Vignes Maison L Envoye Burgundy FR 2016
Clos Floridene Graves FR 2014
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Savor Sarasota is an annual culinary event presented by Visit Sarasota to showcase the award-winning and legendary restaurants in Sarasota County. Our Wine Director has selected four fabulous wines that perfectly pair with the four entrees featured o...

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Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

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Make the most of your 3-day weekend with us! We're featuring exclusive specials on select summer wines and six-packs. Shop this sale in-store or order online starting Friday, May 22, 2020. Curbside pickup, delivery, and shipping are all availabl...

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Toast to the New Year!

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Hosting a New Year's Eve Bash? Or do you strive to be everyone's MFG... Most Favorite Guest?   Perhaps you received an unexpected gift this holiday season...? Pay it forward with the perfect present - Champagne! Let Mich...

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Wine, Women & Shoes Tasting

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Michael’s Wine Cellar is the Official Wine Retailer of Sarasota's Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Forty Carrots Family Center.  Even if you didn’t score a ticket to the Signature Event this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate fabulous...

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Bordeaux Futures

What Are Bordeaux Futures? Futures, or en primeur, as it’s called in Bordeaux, is a method of purchasing a specific vintage of wine in advance, before it is bottled and released in the market. In early April each year, industry professionals gather i...

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BBQ Season Wine Pairings

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Blog from Wine Director, Sean King:  Working at Michael’s on East and Michael’s Wine Cellar, I tend to view the year in thirds. January through May comprises our Season (intentionally with a capital S).  From June to September is summer aka...

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Reynolds Family Winery Dinner

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Michael's Wine Cellar is fortunate to host many Winemaker Dinners every year. On May 4, 2019, we hosted a Winemakers Dinner featuring the superb Reynold’s Family Winery. Reynold's is a family-owned-and-operated vineyard in Napa, creating a variety of...

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Are You Using the Right Wine Glass?

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Are You Using the Right Wine Glass? To the casual wine drinker, the shape of the wine glass probably doesn’t matter much. They can get by with a single set of glasses that they pull out for reds, whites, or that new rosé, and have a perfectly enjoyab...

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What Does a Wine Aerator Do?

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What Does a Wine Aerator Do? by Avery at ilovewine.com You may have noticed that fancy restaurants prefer to open your red wine and leave it to aerate or ‘breathe’ for a while before pouring your glass, or that you are encouraged to swirl your w...

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Mini Wine Bottles Are the Way to Go

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Mini Wine Bottles Are the Way to Go by Avery at ilovewine.com Anyone who has ever tried to take a full bottle of wine with them anywhere at all knows how difficult it can be. Finding space for it in the car is difficult enough but trying to take...

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Drinking in Autumn- Best Red Wines for Fall

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Drinking in Autumn - Best Red Wines for Fallby ilovewine.com Wine enthusiasts are always looking for an excuse to replenish their wine racks. And what better time to do it than the changing of the season? As the days become shorter and the nights dra...

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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

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Understanding Wine Bottle Sizesby Michelle at www.ilovewine.com Have you ever really thought about the different sizes of a wine bottle? Have you considered where they come from? Why were they created? Or even why they’re named the way they are? Well...

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