Z is for Zinfandel: Where to Go When It's Wine O'Clock
A to Z: The Ultimate Luxury Lifestyles List is duPont Registry Tampa Bay‘s annual compendium of the best our region has to offer. Each year we choose a different set of categories and then select businesses that are top-of-the-line in each category. This year: Art to Zinfandel (and everything luxurious in between).
Tampa Bay is a barrel of fun for oenophiles, starting with Bern’s Steak House, which boasts one of the largest wine collections in the world.
The atmosphere at a Total Wine & More store is a bit less posh, but the selection is wide — an inventory of more than 8,000 wines, plus a concierge team which will locate hard-to-find wines on request.
Shop and sip at Belleair Bluffs’ Bella Vino Wine Market, which also sells a delectable lineup of imported cheeses and charcuterie.
“Curated and guided hospitality communicated through wine” is the philosophy of Cru Cellars in Tampa, and it’s delightfully evident in the food they serve and the wines they sell.
Speaking of guides, Pinellas County native Brian Seel is a whiz at discovering artisanal West Coast wines not distributed in Florida; become a member of his wine club, Vineration, and he’ll ship wines to your house every month.
And if you’re wondering how to store all your bottles, Nelson Construction & Renovations can create a spectacular wine room for your home (pictured) that’ll dazzle your guests almost as much as that 1787 Chateau Margaux.