Jorge Mendoza, sommelier at Cioppino restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, visited Italy, where he visited the Tuscan vineyard called Le Macchiole and met owner Cinzia Merli.
He was so impressed that he’s flying her in for a dinner featuring her wines – including her famous 2001 Messorio Merlot, which scored a perfect 100 in Wine Spectator mag -- and his food.
Fri., Oct. 24, 7:45 p.m. reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres, 8:15 p.m. four course dinner. And she will talk about her wines.
It’s $125 per person. Ritz-Carlton, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne.