Satisfy Your Wine Cravings in February 2016 at the Hippest Wine Festivals in Florida!
Valentines is fast approaching! But the thought of it isn’t very exciting for a lot of single folks. If you are not dating anyone at the moment, you don’t have to worry about being lonely in February. As long as you are into wine, the love month can be just an exciting time for you! Come to Florida and join three of the hottest wine festivals happening next month!
Top Three Must-Go-To Wine Festivals in Florida Next Month
It’s quite natural for most people to feel a little bit more romantic and emotional whenever February comes around. If you’re in a relationship, you probably are planning for a date with your partner. If you’re single, you’re either thinking of scavenging for someone to date or you might simply be preparing to sulk on your own. It doesn’t matter if you’re single or in a relationship because Valentine’s does not always have to be about dating or romance. It can also be a time to indulge in your love for wine!
Florida is considered to be one of the wine heavens on earth, because it is home to over 30 vineyards and wineries. Wine lovers can mark their calendars and take note of the most extravagant wine festivals happening in the state in February 2016.
Among the various wine tasting parties lined up this year, these are the top three festivals happening in Florida next month:
February 6th through 7th: Clearwater Beach Uncorked
This festival is the best way to have a pre-Valentine’s celebration! On February 6th through 7th, 2016, the hippest beachfront wine festival on Florida’s west coast is happening at Clearwater Beach. This gastronomical gathering is the perfect place to enjoy fine-tasting wines. You can sit on the beach and wiggle your toes in the ticklish grains of milky white sand as you sip on a glass of exquisite wine.
Besides the fine selection of wines, you can also indulge in a wide array of world-class dishes that will definitely enliven your senses. Clearwater Beach Uncorked is an annual event that features Florida’s most popular culinary superstars serving a vast assortment of delicacies, including fresh oysters, select cheeses, and flavorful hors d’oeuvres.
You can also choose to stay for the weekend at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. They offer a special discounted rate for the attendees of Clearwater Beach Uncorked.
Consider buying VIP tickets to the festival, because those who have these passes will be given their own exclusive tent where you can splurge in a collection of reserve wines and champagnes. All VIP guests will also be granted full access to the Grand Tasting tent.
This is a video of the wonderful things that happened during Clearwater Beach Uncorked 2012. Expert more fun and exciting events this February 2016!
February 14: The Oakland Park Valentine’s Wine and Food Festival
Celebrate the Love Day at the Oakland Park Valentine’s Wine and Food Festival. This annual gathering is open to all couples, families, and friends. While you enjoy sumptuous dishes and first-rate wines, a variety of musicians and DJs will be playing live music in the park. The festivity will be held at Jaco Pastorius Park, which is located on 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, Florida.
The celebration will start at 3:00 in the afternoon and end just before midnight. You might want to consider purchasing VIP tickets, because those who have these special passes will be allowed to enter the venue an hour early.
Since this event is also open to children, the organizers have set up measures to prevent wine vendors from selling alcohol to minors. All attendees who are under 21 years old will be required to wear special bands, so that they can easily be identified. All guests who are under the legal age for alcohol consumption will also need to bring along an escort who is over 21 years old.
February 24th through 28th: The South Beach Wine and Food Festival
For most people, the love bug is gone by the time Valentine’s Day is over. But this does not mean you’re done having a good time! Partying does not have to stop after the 14th, because there is still one final grand wine festival happening after the Love Day. Enjoy a post-Valentine celebration on the 24th through the 28th of February at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. This event will be held in Miami Beach, Florida.
This four-day gastronomical occasion is one of the most awaited gatherings in Florida. It is a star-studded festivity that features the world’s most popular talents in the culinary and wine industries. Besides gorging on mouth-watering dishes and drinking premier wines, attendees of this celebration also get a chance to meet the internationally-acclaimed experts in the food and wine business.
This grandiose wine and food festival is hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU). The proceeds of the festivity are donated to FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine and Spirits Beverage Management Center. Through the years, the festival is estimated to have raised over 22 million dollars for these schools.