Customers drink up at Happy Wine

July 19, 2020

Customers drink up at Happy Wine

Customers drink up at Happy Wine

MIAMI – Some are calling it the best kept secret in Miami. Others make it a monthly event. It’s tasting night at Happy Wine.

More than 100 people attended the January tasting, trying new wines, meeting new friends and eating good food. 

Added together, that might make Happy Wine the best place in Miami, where aficionados practice the five S’s of sampling: see, swirl, sniff, sip and savor.

“We open every day bottles to show the people that they don’t need to buy a whole bottle. They can have a glass,”  said Happy Wine owner Juan Restrepo. “We are here for the experience.”

For $20, wine lovers can taste vintages from all over the world and have a plate of paella.

“It’s just a nice, cozy place to come for a drink after work that a lot of people don’t know about, so it’s kind of like a hidden gem,” said first-time guest Victoria Labarta. 

She came for the music, paella and to expand her wine horizons.

“You find out a lot about other brands that outside of the tasting you would never know existed,” she said.

Alicia Saffe is a regular, coming almost every month. 

“You get to taste different wines, and for next time you come here on a regular day, you know which wine you can drink and enjoy with friends,” said Saffe.

The mixer is a mix of first-timers and those who come every month. 

Happy Wine is located at 5792 SW Eighth St. in Miami.

For information on the next wine tasting event, click here or call 305-262-2465.