For the first time ever, Uvaggio Wine Bar & Restaurant is honored to announce they will be participating in the world renowned Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Food & Wine Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF®). Miami’s wine themed landmark will be hosting their wildly successful Sommelier Slam as a Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar during the Festival on February 27th at 12 PM. Uvaggio’s “Head Wine-O” Heath Porter will go against the widely recognized wine columnist known as the “wine wise guy” Anthony Giglio for a comedic, friendly showdown at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Porter has still remained undefeated in the Sommelier Slam series challenging some of the best in the business like wine directors Eric Larkee of The Genuine Hospitality Group and Daniel Toral of 50 Eggs Inc.
During the event, attendees will not only get to taste the wines and dishes provided but, they will have the opportunity to choose the winning sommelier. Each pour by Giglio and Porter will be accompanied by a carefully curated dish from Chef Tanner Gil of Uvaggio. The only information the competitors will receive are the ingredients used by Chef Tanner. In addition to the friendly battle, guests will enjoy learning about the experts’ philosophies on their selections in an exhilarating entertaining environment. The seminar will be held from 12 – 1 PM at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach located at 1 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.
Tickets cost $85 per person and are available for purchaseat sobefest.com or by calling 877.762.3933 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST). SOBEWFF® will celebrate its 15th anniversary this February, and has raised more than $22 million to date for the Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory and Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management located on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus. For more information on this event, please visitwww.SobeFest.com/Uvaggio.
*Please note guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.*