The world of wine is incredibly broad, vast and sometimes overwhelming. Terms like terroir, tannins, malolactic fermentation and carbonic maceration can intimidate even the most audacious, and the fear of calling prosecco or cava champagne by mistake (especially in front of a French person) can give most regular wine drinkers cold sweats; however there is hope for those who like to enjoy wine without all the fuss of the wine snobs, a place where wine simplicity is not only achieved but also glorified.
For more than a decade, Wolfe's Wine Shoppe has been filling a void in the South Florida wine world and pretty much creating a cult following of loyal customers who trust the owner, Jeffrey Wolfe, as much as a woman trusts her hairdresser. Jeffrey has been able to follow the K.I.S.S rule (Keep It Simple Silly) and by making wine shopping fun and non-complicated, the eager wine drinker can relax, ask questions and buy affordable boutique wines from small family growers. Their mission is to support the true wine making artists and not the mass marketed products that fill the grocery stores and invade the media.
Wolfe's Wine Shoppe has wines from all over the world, specials by the case, Friday night wine tastings and sometimes Wednesday nights as well to make your hump day more bearable. Their holiday party for the loyal clientele is the stuff of legends, with usually more than 100 wines to try while you much on a roasted pig (made in the Cuban caja china) with all the fixings. Jeffrey definitely knows how to give back to his clients which in most cases they become friends.
The most amazing quality Jeffrey has is his ability to get to know his client and recommend exactly the type of wine to buy. It is like he can read your wine personality like a book and point you in the exact direction where you need to go when it comes to the fermented grape juice. You just have to trust the man and enjoy the wine.
Wolfe's Wine Shoppe is so passionate about wine that they have written the "Ode to a Grape" printed in their reusable bags which goes like this:
O, grape. O, pulchritudinous orb. How many I measure my infatuation with thee? I dedicate my entire being to your noble sublimity. Alas, you tease me. I must speculate to which appellation you excellence will truly shine? Accept this bag. O, divine lovely splendid one, made of the finest recycled plastics mankind has to offer, a token of my worship of thee."
Become a "wolfpacker", support this unique local family business and enjoy your wine like never before, and now with the holidays around the corner it is the ideal time to swing by the store and get an early start.
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