Wine Bar War In Miami

Wines of Chile and the Guild of Sommeliers present the second annual “Wine Bar War,” in Miami At The Moore Building where guests partake in wine tasting and a chance to win a trip to Chile. Photos by Jipsy

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Wines of Chile and the Guild of Sommeliers present the second annual “Wine Bar War,” in Miami At The Moore Building where guest partake in wine tasting and a chance to win a trip to Chile. Photos by Jipsy
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The celebrated, one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind competition will challenge 16 top sommeliers to showcase 32 unique Chilean wines through the creation of four exceptional pop-­‐up wine bars in one day. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Votes from 300-­‐ticketed guests, trade members, and a panel of 4 judges will determine the winning team. LAN Airlines will also raffle a pair Premium Business Class tickets to Chile for a lucky winner in attendance. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Guest taking in a shot from the penguin ice sculpture from the First And Ice team. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Team Captain Heath Porter advanced Sommelier at Uvaggio Wine Bar does the honers and pours the red. Photos by Jipsy42631
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At the LAN Airline Lounge. Photos by Jipsy42631
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LAN Airline provided welcoming the national drink of Chile Pisco Sours. Photos by Jipsy42631
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A major cable network expressed interest in making it into a reality TV show which would of course increase our audience significantly. Visit www.winebarwar.com to learn more about our next event. Photos by Jipsy42631
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"We love wines, we love traveling, and though we are winners already being at this event, we hope to win the raffle!" laughs Virgina Gil and her husband Daniel Moghani. Photos by Jipsy42631
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DJ Maxium 3000 creating the soundtrack for the evening. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Todd Phillips, Wine Director of Mandarin Oriental assists his team 'El Huaso' in his discussion of a taste of Kingston Family Vineyards Tobiano Pinot Noir 2011. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Sylvie Gervais, Wine Director of Mizner Country Club in Boca Raton welcomes guest to the "El Huaso' bar. Photos by Jipsy42631
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El Huaso's team captain Greg Rivera is an advanced Sommelier at The Breakers Palm Beach and handles the crowds of wine tasters swarm the bar for a taste of their Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2013. Photos by Jipsy
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Cristian Mellado and Brett Hufziger at the Wine Bar War event enjoy some Pino Noir. Photos by Jipsy
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Nicolas Ducos, Sommelier of Uvaggio Wine Bar serves up Montgras Reserva Chardonnay 2013. Photos by Jipsy
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Wine Director for The Genuine Hospitality Group, Miami Eric Larkee, Team Captain and Certified Sommelier at Hakassan at the Fontainebleau Brian Grandison and Wine Director of The 50 Eggs Group Danny Oral of team Natural Roots handle their bar like pros. Photos by Jipsy
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We asked Marybeth Bentwood Executive Director of Wines of Chile if this event plans on returning to Miami: "Absolutely. Wine Bar War heads to the Imbibe Wine & Spirits trade show in the United Kingdom at the end of the month. We're excited to see it go global and are reviewing cities for 2016." Photos by Jipsy42631
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Matt Meltzer and Natalie Marciniak enjoying some Merlot. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Virgina Gil having fun on the social chalk board at Wine Bar Wars. Photos by Jipsy42631
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Wine Director Mariya Kovacheva of The Thompson Hotel serving up some tasty blends for her Fire And Ice team. Photos by Jipsy
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Owner of downtown's popular Fooq's restaurant David Foulquier stops for a sip with Amanda Fraga at the Ungrafted bar. Photos by Jipsy42631
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General Manager, Wine Director for Market 17, Josh Mesnik of team Ungrafted sharing his knowledge of wines including Santa Rita Triple C Red Blend 2009 (LAN Wine). Photos by Jipsy
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Team Captain of Ungrafted, Amanda Fraga is a certified Sommelier at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Photos by Jipsy
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"A major cable network expressed interest in making it into a reality TV show which would of course increase our audience significantly. Visit www.winebarwar.com to learn more about our next event." shared Marybeth Bentwood Executive Director of Wines of Chile. Photos by Jipsy42631
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