Brickell Flatiron Blog

Blog: Wine Night At Home

10/03/2019

Is there anything better than uncorking a bottle of pinot noir or popping open some prosecco and sharing a glass with friends? How about imbibing with them as you gaze upon the sparkling water of Biscayne Bay and the stunning skyline of Miami from the vantage of the Brickell Flatiron apartments? Take your typical bottle-of-wine hangouts to the next level: Host a wine tasting party in your home. 

Whether you love white, red, or rosé, here’s how.

Experts from food and lifestyle publications Real Simple and Kitchn recommend setting a theme for your tasting. Not sure about how to choose a theme? Not to worry. A theme for your tasting can be as simple as picking only wines that come from a particular region or those that are made from a single varietal. A “Malbec Monday” would be a great way to start the week. You might also try evenings based around wines from the West Coast, Australia, or Bordeaux. Let your imagination run wild. You can even mix and match. Don’t worry about sticking to the theme too closely — as long as there is enough to drink, your guests will be happy.

Aside from wine, there are only three other things you need to make this party a hit: a corkscrew, glasses, and something to nibble on. Make sure you have enough drinkware to go around. If you’re a serious oenophile, you may want to make sure you have the proper type of glass for each wine you’re serving. Prepare snacks and appetizers in your state-of-the-art kitchen, and try to pick ones that pair well with the wines. A cheese and charcuterie board is an easy way to serve a variety of bites to complement the wine. It's also simple to prepare. No cooking necessary. Just organize some of your favorite cheeses, making sure to choose both soft and hard, and slice up the meat. For variety, you can add some fruits, nuts, olives, and even toss in a jam or compote.

There’s one more decision you have to make.

Obviously, the luxe Brickell Flatiron condos in Downtown Miami are an ideal spot for a wine tasting, and with easy access from anywhere in Miami, friends will have no problem getting to your place. But the difficult part is figuring out where you want to host the event within the Luis Revuelta-designed building itself. After all, you have a lot of options to choose from.

For small, intimate gatherings, host a wine tasting in your own home at Brickell Flatiron. The custom-designed kitchen makes the perfect setting with its ultra-chic Snaidero cabinets and plenty of space to set everything up.

If you’re looking for a Champagne bar vibe in which to have your tasting, look no further than Brickell Flatiron’s Flatiron Lounge. This elegant, modern space gives you the chance to play bartender for your gathering — or you can hire a professional sommelier to guide the proceedings. The room is great for large groups, too. In fact, you can pair a tasting with your pre-Oscar party or a group watch of the finale of your favorite TV show here, since the Wine Room features a TV and areas for lounging.

Speaking of lounging, the building’s 17th floor Clubroom is an excellent spot for more laid-back gatherings, where your friends can sip as they sink into the comfy couches. And on cool Miami evenings, take a trip up to the Roof Garden and experience the pleasures of vino al fresco.

You might even spot some of your neighbors in these singular Miami Beach condos eyeing up your sauvignon blancs and cabernets. Invite them to join in!

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