3 Outstanding Wine Lists from Top Miami Restaurants

3 Outstanding Wine Lists from Top Miami Restaurants

September 27, 2019 by Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual

Fiola Miami
Sommelier Daniel Bishop oversees a wine program that’s mind-boggling in its breadth. Diners can read the 47-page list and see the 8,000 bottles, including the blue-chip Bordeaux collection, encased in a glass room, for themselves. Highlights include rare wines by the glass such as a 1996 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, as well as custom 3-liter bottles of Triennes Rosé from Provence. 1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables, 305.912.2639, fiolamiami.com

Rusty Pelican
This classic restaurant takes its wine as seriously as it does its view. The list culls vintages from pretty much all the great wine regions of the world, resulting in some difficult decisions. For instance, which goes better with a 2019 sunset, a 2015 Oremus Mandolas Furmint or a 2015 Montes Purple Angel Carménère? Sommelier Szabolcs Herczeg is on hand to help. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305.361.3818, therustypelican.com

Toro Toro
Perfect for pairing with Toro Toro’s pan-Latin cuisine, wines here come from Spain, South America, Italy, Australia and California. In addition to offering selections by the glass and bottle, the venue also serves 3- and 6-ounce pours of coveted vintages, from a 2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Super Tuscan to a 2012 Opus One, thanks to its Coravin system. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305.372.4710, torotoromiami.com













3 Outstanding Wine Lists from Top Miami Restaurants

September 27, 2019 by Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual

Fiola Miami
Sommelier Daniel Bishop oversees a wine program that’s mind-boggling in its breadth. Diners can read the 47-page list and see the 8,000 bottles, including the blue-chip Bordeaux collection, encased in a glass room, for themselves. Highlights include rare wines by the glass such as a 1996 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, as well as custom 3-liter bottles of Triennes Rosé from Provence. 1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables, 305.912.2639, fiolamiami.com

Rusty Pelican
This classic restaurant takes its wine as seriously as it does its view. The list culls vintages from pretty much all the great wine regions of the world, resulting in some difficult decisions. For instance, which goes better with a 2019 sunset, a 2015 Oremus Mandolas Furmint or a 2015 Montes Purple Angel Carménère? Sommelier Szabolcs Herczeg is on hand to help. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305.361.3818, therustypelican.com

Toro Toro
Perfect for pairing with Toro Toro’s pan-Latin cuisine, wines here come from Spain, South America, Italy, Australia and California. In addition to offering selections by the glass and bottle, the venue also serves 3- and 6-ounce pours of coveted vintages, from a 2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Super Tuscan to a 2012 Opus One, thanks to its Coravin system. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305.372.4710, torotoromiami.com