The Ocean Alexander 36L at MarineMax.

Four spectacularly over-the-top gift ideas

Choose from a yacht, a mobile winery, the entire floor of a luxury hotel, and a portrait like no other.

Meat Market Tampa sommelier Pablo Salinas with wines from the 100-Points Selection. All photos by Tracey Serebin.

Meat Market Tampa launches its exclusive 100-Points Wine Selection

When I dined recently at the Meat Market in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village, sommelier Pablo Salinas was a trusty guide, offering two very interesting red wines to try with my […]

Wine room as private getaway. All photos courtesy Cave A' Vin.

Home Design 2020: Reinventing the wine cellar

According to a recent article in Forbes, wine cellars are becoming more and more integrated into the home —often as showpiece rooms that can double as living and entertaining spaces. Is this trend […]

Olivia sommelier Tyler Wolff. Photos by Tracey Serebin.

A trans-Atlantic wine experience at Olivia

Chef Chris Ponte’s Olivia Restaurant in South Tampa has extraordinary food, which is no surprise considering his culinary pedigree. But it turns out that the wine list is equally interesting. […]

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Q is for Quarantinis: A toast to the purveyors of life-saving libations

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue, a celebration of people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of […]

Ready to serve at Whiskey Cake.

Stronger Than Before: These restaurants and bars are re-opening with success

When restaurants first re-opened this spring, it was odd to see their bars devoid of barstools — or of people, since restrictions didn’t yet allow bar seating. But that changed […]

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SAFETY FIRST: A shielded cashier's counter at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.

The ABC's of Selling Liquor During a Pandemic

It’s not just restaurants that are having to find new ways of serving the public during the current crisis. Wine purveyors and liquor stores are facing challenges, too. But there’s […]

An aerial view of the resort.

Wine Country Within Reach: Georgia’s Château Élan

A weekend in wine country — sounds idyllic, right? But we’re not talking about California or France. There’s an oenophile’s paradise in Georgia that’s just a 90-minute direct flight from Tampa, no […]

Postcard from Paris: Dining in high style at Le Grand Vefour

Dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant is like going from zero to luxury in 2.8 seconds. You may not be pulling 2Gs, but surely the thrill that NASCAR racers feel when […]

Over the Top Gift Ideas

Over the Top: Gifts for those who care to spend the very best