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Press for Uvaggio Wine Bar

Check out what people are saying all over the web about Uvaggio Wine Bar! Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for all the lovely words. Press pieces in order of latest to oldest! Awards and recent accolades are listed down the right. Click on the awards or headlines for the full article!

NEWS

THE COOLEST SUBURB IN AMERICA’S 35 BIGGEST METRO AREAS

APRIL 17, 2016

Uvaggio named top “place to eat and drink” in Coral Gables.

SLOVENIAN ORANGE WINE & JAPANESE KOSHU BTG … IN MIAMI?!

APRIL 16, 2016

The standout among them is Uvaggio Wine Bar on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile (ok, it’s a little south of Miami). This little bar-restaurant and its completely unpretentious sommelier Heath Porter are making wine waves.

TIPS FOR SUPER BOWL 2016

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

How about some smoked barbecue brisket for the big night? We to taste on-air along with other super bowl snacks. It’s a Super Bowl Bash this week!

TEN HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN CORAL GABLES RIGHT NOW

JANUARY 20, 2016

Everyone loves a good wine bar. That’s especially true with Uvaggio, a fun, chic spot with Old World charms, live music, inventive cuisine by Texas raised chef Tanner Gil, and some of the best “juice” (aka what sommelier Heath Porter calls wine) in the city.

MIAMI’S HOTTEST NEW HAPPY HOURS

JANUARY 16, 2016

Sure, this winter has us all feeling a little cheated: we survive the soul-sucking summer for the perfect days of January, and thus far we’ve gotten… summer (minus about 10 degrees).

HOT INGREDIENT: 6 DELICIOUS CAULIFLOWER DISHES ON MIAMI RESTAURANT MENUS

JANUARY 14, 2016

Cauliflower is huge this winter, especially in South Florida, where the brassica is in season through April. Many of Miami’s best restaurants are offering this veggie in different ways — none of which are bland.

THE 38 ESSENTIAL MIAMI RESTAURANTS

DECEMBER 30, 2015

Owned by Craig DeWald and wine-obsessive Heath Porter, this Coral Gables’ European-style wine bar and restaurant has gathered a following for its rare bottles and laid-back attitude. Food isn’t an after thought, however, with a menu that features small plates as creative and unique as the wine it serves.

UVAGGIO MIAMI- A WINE BAR WITH BOLD AUTUMNAL FOOD PAIRINGS

DECEMBER 15, 2015

Chef Tanner adds, “… we work wine tastings into all of our dish creations. All the notes and flavors you will find in the dish are meant to echo the flavors in the wines we’ve paired with them to create a fully cohesive dining experience.”

10 WINES TOP SOMMELIERS WILL BE DRINKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

DECEMBER 8, 2015

Eater reached out to 10 of the country’s leading sommeliers and wine experts to hear what each will be drinking this year with dinner. From red to white to bubbles, below, suggestions on how to stay lubricated, in good taste.

THE GREATEST GNOCCHI IS ON UVAGGIO’S NEW WINTER MENU

DECEMBER 4, 2015

Come here for some live music and tasty food and, of course, wine. Just do yourself a favor and ask one of the friendly sommeliers for help. Trust us, you’ll learn a lot.

FIVE NEW FALL DISHES TO TRY AT UVAGGIO

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Let’s face it – sometimes all you want is just a simple glass of wine, and of course, that perfect dish to go along with it. In my case, when that craving hits, Uvaggio is always there to satisfy it.

FALLING FOR UVAGGIO’S FALL MENU

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

This meal was one for the ages. The wines were all different and new, and when paired with the food opened up new depths of flavors that we weren’t expecting. The food itself kept progressively getting better as each new course was brought out, which is a feat that is not easily accomplished.

TASTE MIAMI FALL AT UVAGGIO WINE BAR

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Having been opened for almost two years, the two masterminds behind this wonderful wine bar concept have truly created something special here in the Gables.

IT’S WINE O’CLOCK

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Is anything more fine than wine? Whether red or white, sparkling or still, new world or old, there’s a pour for every occasion. This Weekly Yelp is uncorking the best vino spots in town!

THE MOST IMPORTANT BARS IN MIAMI. PERIOD.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

With a list of 100+ wines by the bottle and an extensive wine-by-the-glass list under headings like, “Bianco, That’s White to You Gringo,” and “Sleek and Firm, We Saw You Lookin’!”, all picked by top wino Heath Porter, Miami FINALLY has a wine bar to call its own.

22 Must-Try Romantic Restaurants in Miami

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

The cozy wine bar/fusion café has a small, yet sophisticated menu of small plates and mains, with a variety of meat and fish dishes, fresh salads, and sweet treats for dessert. Wines can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, as well as a range of sparkling wines, Prosecco, sherries, and beers.

THE 14 BEST WINE BARS IN MIAMI: A COMPLETE GUIDE

AUGUST 10, 2015

If you ever wanted to know which wine to pair with a Whopper, Heath Porter is the man to ask. But since the somm behind this place has a knack for pairing wine with anything, you might want to opt for the menu at Uvaggio, which was built around wines Porter wanted to showcase. That’s probably why we named a wine bar one of the Best New Restaurants of 2014.

10 WINE BARS IN MIAMI FOR DISCERNING OENOPHILES

JULY 20, 2015

For oenophiles and those just learning to discern between a cabernet sauvignon and merlot, Miami’s wine bars have something to offer any palate. Settings extend from formal restaurants to charming bistros; some places boast an extensive list of labels, while others maintain a carefully curated collection.

A SOMMELIER PAIRS WINE WITH 11 POPULAR FAST-FOOD ITEMS

JULY 16, 2015

To help you do that, we asked wine savant Heath Porter, sommelier and owner of Uvaggio (one of Miami’s best new restaurants of 2014!) in Coral Gables, FL, to pair wines with the most popular item from 11 fast-food joints. Here’s what he came up with…

UVAGGIO: THE WINE BAR WITH A EUROPEAN CAFÉ FLAIR IN THE GABLES

JUNE 28, 2015

Over a year ago, a wine bar with a unique concept opened its doors on Miracle Mile. Today, it’s become a Holy Grail for Miami wine lovers. Uvaggio takes your regular neighborhood spot to a whole new level, with a 5‐star wine list, food menu and service.“

UVAGGIO TEACHES THE LOST ART OF THE APERITIF

JUNE 26, 2015

Wednesday evening, Uvaggio and Chat Chow TV teamed up to bring back the Lost Art of the Aperitif. New Times attended the drinking experience to learn more about aperitifs. Heath Porter — Uvaggio’s co-owner, sommelier, and head wino — led the lesson in sniffing and tasting. “I’m also the number one alchie here,” he began. “So thanks for coming here to get drunk with me.”

5 SOMMELIER-APPROVED WINE LISTS

JUNE 23, 2015

Sommelier Eric Larkee, wine director for The Genuine Hospitality Group (Michael’s Genuine, The Cypress Room, and Harry’s Pizzeria), shares his favorite Miami restaurants with stellar wine lists, including none other than Uvaggio!

THIRSTY IN THE WINE BAR WAR ZONE

JUNE 16, 2015

Wines of Chile does a great job of telling the story of the country’s rapid ascension as a wine powerhouse. This week, they are putting the spotlight not on the artists who make the wine, but the insightful artisans who serve the wine, focusing on 16 top South Florida sommeliers.

UVAGGIO’S HEATH PORTER REIGNS SUPREME IN MIAMI’S FIRST EVER SOMM SLAM

JUNE 10, 2015

What do you get when you pit two of Miami’s best sommeliers together and challenge them to pair wines with a delicious three-course meal? Well besides getting six glasses of wine — maybe more if you play your cards right — and one hell of a show, at Miami’s first ever “Somm Slam.”

UVAGGIO: NOT YOUR TYPICAL WINE BAR

JUNE 8, 2015

Most people in Miami love wine. But how much do they really know about it? My guess is probably not that much. And I’m the first one to admit it: I know very little about wine.

UVAGGIO’S SOMMELIER SLAM: A BOOZY COMEDY SHOW WITH PORCELET AND CARROT CAKE TRUFFLES

MAY 26, 2015

Let’s hope Uvaggio’s “Somm Slam” becomes a regular occurrence, because the first-ever Sommelier Slam, held last Thursday, was one of the greatest collaborative wine dinners this writer has attended.

30 THINGS YOU NEED TO EAT AND DRINK THIS SUMMER IN MIAMI

MAY 18, 2015

Ahh, summertime in Miami: hot, sticky and sometimes downright unbearable. But it’s not all bad. There’s deep-dish Key lime pie, monster fried chicken sandwiches and creative twists on old fashioned cocktails to enjoy.

VERTIAGEMIAMI CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

MAY 13, 2015

On Thursday, April 16, at Village of Merrick Park, the celebration continued with the walk-around Fine Wine Tasting, where more than 65 wine producers and importers lined San Lorenzo Avenue, displaying a collection of 300 wines from around the world… and Coral Gables favorite Uvaggio taking home honor of best bite for the second year in a row.

MIAMI WINE BAR GUIDE: FIND THE VINTAGE OF YOUR DREAMS

MAY 2, 2015

While artisanal cocktails and craft beer get all the attention in Miami these days, the city still has plenty to offer oenophiles looking for hard to find vintages or wines produced at small vineyards around the world.

SOMMELIER SPOTLIGHT: MIAMI

APRIL 22, 2015

What can 6 sommeliers out of Miami agree on? Uvaggio has the best wine selection in town.

UVAGGIO WINE BAR

APRIL 7, 2015

Owner Craig DeWald is serious about vino—he traded a job in corporate America to open his own wine bar—but his approach is wholly playful, as revealed by Uvaggio’s menu.

HEATH PORTER AND CRAIG DEWALD ON UVAGGIO’S FIRST YEAR

MARCH 19, 2015

Just about a year ago, a small European-style wine bar called Uvaggio on Miracle Mile opened its doors. Its selection of unique wines and dishes from Top Chef season 11 contestant Bret Pelaggi got the Miami’s food scene quickly buzzing.

FRIEND OF EATER NAME THE TOP NEWCOMERS OF 2014

DECEMBER 29, 2014

Miami really stepped up its dining game this year and we had a solid list of newcomers come onto the scene. Uvaggio is favorite of mine and has quickly become my neighborhood bar…

MIAMI’S TEN BEST RESTAURANTS REVIEWED IN 2014

DECEMBER 26, 2014

Uvaggio is an understated place, which is part of what makes it such a delightful find on the boisterous Miracle Mile. It’s easy to miss with the Tarpon Bend’s cacophony across the street.

2014 EATER AWARDS FOR MIAMI: UVAGGIO NOMINATED

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

It is time now-drumroll, trumpets, gongs-to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them.

UVAGGIO AND TOUCHE: TOP CHEF ALUMS IN MIAMI

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Bravo’s hit reality cooking show, Top Chef, which debuted in 2006, changed the way we look at chefs and the people who prepare high-end dishes. Its judges have included culinary luminaries like Anthony Bourdain and Food & Wine magazine editor Dana Cowin…

5 SOMMELIER-APPROVED WINE LISTS

JUNE 23, 2014

Sommelier Eric Larkee, wine director for The Genuine Hospitality Group (Michael’s Genuine, The Cypress Room, and Harry’s Pizzeria), shares his favorite Miami restaurants with stellar wine lists…

FOOD & WINE ARE PERFECTLY PAIRED AT TASTE OF THE TOWN’S UVAGGIO

JUNE 5, 2014

With more than 120 varieties of wine from around the world in the bar, 35 offered by the glass, the all new Uvaggio restaurant in Coral Gables is all about the pairing of The wine and food…

UVAGGIO: A HIDDEN GEM IN CORAL GABLES

MAY 23, 2014

Coral Gables has been sorely lacking in the wine department for quite some time. Any true oenophile can tell you that there really isn’t a place where you can sit, relax, and enjoy great wine from unique, boutique wineries.

HEATH PORTER: UVAGGIO

MAY 16, 2014

Tucked away on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile is the new wine bar and restaurant Uvaggio. The cozy spot has garnered a lot of buzz because of its unique approach to wine and dining. Chat Chow TV sat down with Uvaggio’s Head Wine-O Heath Porter to learn more about the restaurant and its interesting take on the wine scene.

THE TOP 10 NEW MIAMI RESTAURANTS THAT OPENED THIS SPRING

APRIL 29, 2014

Miami newcomer Heath Porter’s gonna fit in perfectly, ’cause he’s already mastered the art of doing things completely backwards: the 20-year sommelier — along with Top Chef alum Bret Pelaggi — took Porter’s favorite bottles and created an entire menu of stuff to pair with them.

VERTIAGEMIAMI 2014

APRIL 28, 2014

Over four fun-filled days, April 9-12, 3,500 people ate, drank and helped raise more than $500,000 for the United Way of Miami-Dade at the 19th annual VeritageMiami presented by City National Bank.

UVAGGIO: NEW WINE BAR OPENS IN CORAL GABLES, INTRODUCES “BACKWARDS TASTING”

APRIL 17, 2014

Coral Gables has a bevy of options when it comes to food and drink, so it’s an ideal area to open a European-style wine bar. Hidden among the shops along Miracle Mile is the intimately sized Uvaggio. Past a small entry that can easily be overlooked, there it sits, dimly lit yet welcoming.

HOOK, WINE, AND SINKER: BAROLOS, SHORT RIBS, AND HEAVY METAL IN CORAL GABLES

APRIL 14, 2014

Your neighborhood-wine-bar needs are simple, really: A good ’98 Barolo. A solid cheese plate. And some blaring Metallica… Meet Uvaggio, an irreverent neighborhood wine bar in Coral Gables that’ll blast heavy metal every Monday starting tonight—it’s soft-open now.

A JEWEL ON THE MILE

APRIL 4, 2014

The most serendipitous discoveries are often hidden in plain sight. Last weekend, as we fled the neon, fist-pumping mayhem that was South Beach and Downtown, Top Chef alum Bret Pelaggi’s Uvaggio reminded us that the best dining experiences come from the most unexpected places.

UVAGGIO WINE BAR OPENS TONIGHT

MARCH 25, 2014

Chef Bret Pelaggi’s latest venture, Uvaggio, is opening its doors tonight. Pelaggi’s partnered up with wine collector and owner Craig DeWald and wine director Heath Porter to create a european-style restaurant with a strong emphasis on wine.

UVAGGIO RESTAURANT IN CORAL GABLES

DECEMBER 8, 2013

Uvaggio, a place unlike any other, is coming soon to the scene in the heart of Coral Gables. The sophisticated, yet comfortable wine bar will bring the chic European influenced atmosphere to Miracle Mile, offering a relaxed vibe and buzz of lively conversation for its guests.

AWARDS

Thrillist Uvaggio Award

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