While Fort Lauderdale is known as “The Venice of America,” we know that it’s no Italy—especially when it comes to wine. There are, however, a few fantastic places to shop for and sip on some of the world’s best wines! If you’re searching for a tried-and-true place to discover fine global varietals (and taste them in a comfortable, homey setting), head to Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale! Advertised as “a very special wine boutique,” this shop hosts fun monthly events and offers themed tastings. Below, we’ve listed everything you need to know about it. For more local insight, be sure to access our exclusive Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide! It’s packed with all of our favorite boutiques, restaurants, events, and more.
Your Guide to Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale
The Wine Watch Bar
If you’re hankering for a good wine tasting, we recommend trying one of Wine Watch’s region-specific tastings. These rotating events feature wines from some of the world’s finest winemaking regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chile, and Argentina. Or, if you simply want a good glass of your favorite bubbly, peruse the complete “by the glass” menu. The wine bar section of the shop is open from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, so be sure to stop by if you’re here for the weekend!
Food at Wine Watch
If hunger strikes, why not sip and savor? Some of the most desirable wines are best enjoyed with a delicious bite to eat. At Wine Watch, you can try a small plate from their rotating food menu. Some favorites include truffle oil parmesan shoestring fries, duck ravioli, and prosciutto pizza. There are also plenty of charcuterie selections to try with your vino.
The most significant portion of Wine Watch is the shop itself. Browse through hundreds of top-tier bottles, countless wine accessories, snacks, and gift items. It’s the place to go if you’re looking for a wine-themed gift or souvenir.
More Places to Enjoy Wine in Fort Lauderdale
Wine Watch isn’t the only place to sip your favorite beverage. Here are even more places to experience wine tasting in Fort Lauderdale:
- 33rd Street Wine Bar
- The Best Cellar
- Versare Wine Tasting Boutique.
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