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  • Leo Bueno
    ... From: Miami International Wine Fair [mailto:miamiwinefair@miamiwinefair.com] Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 7:05 PM To: leo@lidskylaw.com Subject: Miami
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      From: Miami International Wine Fair [mailto:miamiwinefair@...]
      Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 7:05 PM
      To: leo@...
      Subject: Miami International Wine Fair March Newsletter

      Dear Leo,

      This is an HTML version of the newsletter, if your email program cannot view the newsletter, use this alternate link.
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      New Dates and Location

      The 2003 Miami International Wine Fair will be held at the James L. Knight Center (Downtown Miami adjacent to Brickell Avenue) on October 2-4, 2003. These dates will facilitate local importers and distributors' participation before their fourth quarter mayhem begins. Simultaneously, it will allow exhibitors to reach professional buyers and consumers in time for Thanksgiving and New Year celebrations. "We expect the Miami International Wine Fair to become the largest wine shopping experience in the Americas.", said David Bernad, MIWF's General Manager. "Not only are we committed to attracting buyers from Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America, but also to offering South Florida's consumers the opportunity to learn, taste and shop from the largest selection ever, all under the same roof and at unbeatable prices", added Bernad.

      Preliminary Wine Fair Program

      Miami's 2nd Annual International Wine Fair will open exclusively to the wine trade and media on Thursday, October 2nd from 11AM to 5PM. On Friday and Saturday the Grand Tasting Floor will also be open to the general public. Over 1,000 wines from nearly 400 wineries in 20 countries will be available for attendees to taste paired with exquisite gourmet delicacies prepared by South Florida's finest chefs. A comprehensive program of industry seminars and educational tastings for restaurateurs and consumers alike will run parallel to the Grand Tastings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other amenities in the program will include a VIP room showcasing rare wines and unique culinary samples, a Cigar & Brandy Lounge, a Saturday brunch and special wine-maker dinners before, during and after the Fair. [click here to download preliminary program]

      Board of AdvisorsWine Showcase

      A group of extremely knowledgeable wine industry professionals and connoisseurs has been and will be actively providing the Miami Wine Fair with invaluable strategic support and guidance to guarantee the success of the Fair's 2003 edition.  Our special thanks to our advisory board, including Tom & Elizabeth Smith (Publishers of the Wine News), Mike Tomas (General Manager OleoMed), Diego Lozano (Diego's Restaurant), Ken Collura (Head Sommelier Bern's Steak House, Tampa), Luis A. Salaman, Jr., Dave McIntyre (Dave McIntyre's WineLine), Arthur Massolo (Vice President International Winery Exchange), Bruce Hopkins (Roffi Vin Import), Javier Villamizar (Managing Director Motorola), Jeffrey Wolfe (Wolfe's Wine Shoppe), Hermes Ortiz (Vinifera), Javier Schoendorff (Vice President Osborne USA), Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD (Chispa Restaurant) and Bob Dickinson (President of Carnival Cruise Lines and Chairman of Camillus House).

      To inquire about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@... or call 1-305-777-2255

      Wine Business News

      1. Ruffino wine producer and Invest Industrial create a fund for the acquisition of new land and vineyards
      2. UK sales slug Southcorp
      3. Diageo Announces Interim Results
      4. Global wine industry worth as much as cosmetics industry
      5. Irish wine market shows rapid expansion
      6. Britain's world-beating thirst for wine
      7. Cheap grapes make ripple with wine connoisseurs
      8. Sober French reaction to US wine threat
      9. The sour economy and a grape surplus have hit the industry - but not as hard as many seem to think
      10. Wine World Toasts International Merger
      11. Luxury Cabernet Faces Oversupply, Imports Big Business
      12. Hunting for wines of great value
      13. Record prices for Napa grapes
      14. Distributors supply growing wine market
      15. Plastic Wine Corks Find Global Market
      16. Swedish court kills ban on Alcohol ads
      17. Virginia Poised to Allow Direct Shipments of Wine to Consumers
      18. Yellow Tail Emerges as America's Fastest Growing Wine Brand

      WINE & FOOD EVENTS

      February 28 - March 2
      The Great Wine Seminar, taste unparalleled vintages of great wines such as Chateau Latour 1959 and 1961, plus meet the Chateau owners of Domaine Jean Grivot, Joh Jos Prum, Shafer's Hillside Select and more. Info: abcataldo@...

      March 1
      Laurenzo's Italian Market, Wines of California, Rotary Club Charity Event, $30, 16385 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, 305.945.6381.

      March 4
      Italian Wine Makers Tour of Palm Beach Gardens, 6pm-8pm, $20,
      4155 Northlake Blvd, 561.775.6003

      March 6
      Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits Wine Tasting
      Wines of Domaine LaFite - France, Portugal and Chile, 5:30pm-7:00pm, 8701 Sunset Drive, Miami, 305.271.8492.

      March 7
      Mayfair Hotel Wine Tasting, 3000 Florida Ave, Coconut Grove, Every Friday hosted by Berries to Wine, 7pm-9pm, 305 441-0000.

      March 7
      Tampa Wine Brats, 6:00pm, St. Pete History Museum, 335 Second Ave., St. Petersburg, Great wine and music. RSVP at (727) 894-1052 x 205, $20 Museum members, $25 Non-Members.

      March 12
      American Institute of Wine and Food, Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, $75 members, $90 non-members, http://www.aiwf.org/southflorida/index.asp?chapter=107.

      March 14
      Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits Wine Tasting
      Wines of Spain, 25 different wines to explore, 8701 Sunset Drive, 6:30pm-830pm, Miami, 305.271.8492.

      March 14
      Bank of America Gold Coast Wine & Culinary Celebration, 5:30-9:30, Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, www.mods.org
      General admission $75.00, VIP $150, Phone: 954-712-1177, cfrechette@....

      March 18
      Wine 101 class facilitated by Mike Bittel of Sunset Corners Fine Wines & Spirits, Arianas Cooking School, 7pm, $30 includes wine and appetizers, Miami, 305.234.9002.

      March 20 - 23
      PRP Wine International, Home and Garden Show, South Florida Expo Center, West Palm Beach, Call for times. After you've had a look at the products for beautifying your home and garden, sit down and relax with us for a while. Try new wines and old favorites. For more information and start times call: 561-835-9463.

      March 21 - 23
      Boca Bacchanal 2003, Phone: (561) 395-6766, Boca Raton, Cost: $1200 (2 tickets to each event), The three-day affair will feature fine wine gatherings set in historic and cultural sites and private residences in Boca Raton. bocabacchanal.com

      March 22
      Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, The Cellar Club Chef Robbin Haas will host an Interactive Culinary Demonstration and Champagne Luncheon http://www.thecellarclub.com/.

      March 26
      ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. ABC Nights with Cooking Light in Pembroke Pines
      5:45 - 8:00pm, $10.00, 8333 Pines Blvd, 954-450-6632.

      For Various Locations throughout Florida during March
      http://www.abcfinewineandspirits.com/default.asp?infil=/forms/events.asp

      March 27
      Wine Club at The National, Port Wines will be explored as the perfect finish to a deliciously light evening meal, The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, $32 per person, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, 305-423-7274, wineclub@..., hosted by Brad Kinder, Wine Guru, The National Hotel.



      1.      
      2003 Wine Fair Update

      a.       New Dates and Location

      b.       Preliminary Wine Fair Program

      c.       Board of Advisors

      2.       Wine Business News

      3.       WINE & FOOD Events

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