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It’s a little known fact that wine has been produced in the state of Florida for nearly 450 years. Spanish settlers, who named the area for its abundance of wild flowers and fruits, discovered wild Muscadine grapes growing throughout the region. In the 1560s, this attracted other Spanish and French Huguenot settlers who were drawn to the prospect of starting a wine industry to rival those in Europe. They had no luck transplanting European varietals, which didn’t take to the moist conditions and were prone to Pierce’s disease, fungus, and rot. But wines from indigenous grapes Muscadine, Scuppernong, and Noble created a local thriving industry until the Prohibition. 
 
In the 1930s, horticulturalists at the University of Florida, set about growing new humidity-friendly hybrids such as Stover, Suwanee, Miss Blanc, and Blanc du Bois. There has also been some small success at grafting European varietals to grow locally. In the past few decades, Florida has seen a blooming Read more »

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  • Muscadine

    Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Henscratch Farms

    Located in the Heart of Florida, Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery is a unique farming and guest...

  • Emerald Coast Winery

    Emerald Coast Winery and Gift Baskets, located in Miramar Beach, is a Florida coastal winery fe...

  • Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

    Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in February 1989 in Clermont , Florida and sits on ...

  • Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

    Tarpon Springs Castle Winery invites you to their remarkable winery. You will find the wines are ...

  • Schnebly Redland's Winery

    The Schnebly Redland's Winery team is a constantly growing and hard working family. The owners Pe...

  • San Sebastian Winery

    San Sebastian Winery, founded in 1996 is located at 157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida in on...

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  • Well, now I am intrigued by your pouty winemaker.  He sounds very ... ... through the Panama Canal to Florida) with them, very much.  (Mrs. EMark had an issue, but 10 years later, she is starting to mellow about that.)  My recollection is that wine orders were placed with a separate waiter--and I don't think he was called a sommelier.  This cr... Read More

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  • Coming Soon to Barolo North Palm Beach. Siduri Pinot Noir 2012'sIf you are ... fan and live in Southeast Florida I invite you to enjoy these special Vineyard Specific and Vintage Specific California Pinot's from Siduri.As a wine consultant for Crown Wine and Spirits and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits before F&B Service I have always loved this wine... Read More

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  • My Best Burger was made for "Family Meal" at Stresa WPB Florida. Free for staff meal,-I asked.. Is this prime and veal. and the chef responded... Don't ask.. Enjoy the Burger.Free and Mille Gratis. Read More

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  • ... of availability in Florida, but didn't notice Pensacola. Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Miami, Sarasota. If there's a Total Wine they seem to carry it.Love Soave' Read More

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  • Change of mind. Fine Dining.If you would like a Fine Dining experience, contact ... ... me in North Palm Beach Florida.-what's the catch and benefits?  175per USD gratuity and tax not included, 6-8 guests max.Private Room, Pris Fix gourmet Dining with Cuisine Genre suggestions appreciated (Italian > pasta) and 2 weeks to prepare. Milan, Sorren... Read More

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  • Tokaj is in the Zemplén mountains, which abut the Carpathians. ... sea ... sea level it would be like Florida. I haven't been to South Africa so can't say much about it.Actually, speaking of old vines - some of those areas are kind of interesting. In Argentina, they have a lot of new plantings obviously, but as far as I know, they haven't had ... Read More

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  • The San Sebastian Port and the San Sebastian Vintner's Reserva (Red) are my two favorites that have two types of the Floridian Muscadine Varietal. Sweet, but tasty when your in the mood. Being a Floridian myself, it's nice to have a grape from my home state.

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