Wine Tasting in Thonotosassa


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Booth's Brewing outfits customers with quality beer- and wine-making supplies, from Briess dry malts to brew kettles by Blichmann Engineering. Hops-savvy staffers also guide students through the basics of crafting custom beers at home with beer-brewing classes. The sessions familiarize students with standard brewing equipment and ingredients, arming them with the theoretical and practical knowledge to successfully make beer at home without fitting their bathtub with a blowoff hose.
333 Falkenburg Rd. N
Tampa,
FL
US
Towering oak trees cast their shade across the 3,600 acres of plantation land that surround Florida Estates Winery, but the precious grapes can be found hanging from trellised vines that sprout in their own sunnier patches of soil. Refreshing and approachable, the wine selection includes the soft-bodied Plantation Red as well as the Plantation Blush, which balances its notes of ripe fruit with a gripping core of zesty acidity.
25241 State Rd. 52
Land O' Lakes,
FL
US
Winner of two gold metals and five silver medals at the Indy International Wine Competition, the Florida Winery prepares its Vino Florida wine on-location and often infuses it with tropical fruits, including raspberries, strawberries, kiwis, and melons. Vino Florida's blends and traditional wines are sure to please both vino novices and difficult-to-impress wine connoisseurs alike. A bottle of the Vino Florida ORWI, a species of flavorful fermented Florida orange juice, arrives stuffed with enough fruit to stave off scurvy in malnourished sailors' monkeys ($14.99). Free wine tastings are offered at The Florida Winery store, so you can meet the winemakers and hone in a bottle that best complements your taste buds. The shop also concocts ice cream made from its own wine and stocks a diverse supply of gourmet foods sourced from the Sunshine State, including coconut candies, spices, salsas, and more.
12945 Village Boulevard
Madeira Beach,
FL
US
A towering wine rack spans an entire wall and glimmers with more than 1,000 bottles. Across the room, a lineup of nitrogen-regulated Enomatic machines dispenses samples from 80 wines to be sipped, swirled, and theatrically spit while reclining on a leather sofa, or while sitting at the long wooden bar. Small, shareable plates populate Sarasota Vineyard's menu in the forms of cheeses, roasted olives, and prosciutto-wrapped figs, ideal for pairing with wines or barley pops from a list of 20 beers.
1528 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US
A pasta-lover's paradise, Villaggio Ristorante is the perfect place to see and be seen — this chic restaurant serves Italian food with a twist. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Villaggio Ristorante, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Villaggio Ristorante is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. Put on your dancing shoes! The restaurant provides plenty of space for those who love to boogie. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Villaggio Ristorante to your next party or event. Getting your food to go is also an option. null Meals at Villaggio Ristorante usually set you back about $30 per diner. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
102 Flagship Dr
Lutz,
FL
US
Since 1980, Time For Wine has colored the palates of wine lovers with a wealth of limited-production vintages from around the world that are typically unavailable in stores, restaurants, or juice boxes. Personal consultants continue the cherished traditions of European wine tasting by helping clients select a choice bottle with thorough sampling, taste analysis, and metaphors that may involve freshly cut grass or the musk of a well-travelled nickel. The boutique's sommeliers can make house calls to customers to host tastings of wines such as Italian chianti and South American malbec, and mail orders of finely aged grape juices ship within 24 hours. Customized labels grace specially ordered bottles with family photos, family crests, and personal messages.
5462 56th Commerce Park Blvd
Tampa,
FL
US
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