Wine Walk and Shop on the Mile, Sept. 1

By Sandra Rodriguez….
The United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival and the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID) are partnering to launch Wine Walk and Shop on the Mile on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Throughout the evening, select shops on Miracle Mile, between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue), will serve guests a variety of light and refreshing summer wines while offering special pricing on merchandise.

The first 100 guests to purchase tickets will receive exclusive event gift bags and complimentary valet parking, sponsored by the BID, which serves to promote Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health.

The event begins at Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe, 124 Miracle Mile, where each guest will receive a wine-tasting glass and event program with an overview of the eight designated stops and wines they will be sampling at each. Guests then will visit Lilian Designs, Essence Boutique, Design Within Reach, Sugar Mama Cupcakes, My Best Friends Closet and U Collections.

The last stop is Tarpon Bend, where guests will unwind and enjoy an exclusive 15 percent dining discount, only for Wine Walk and Shop participants. There, the first 100 guests who purchased tickets will receive complimentary gift bags including giveaways from prestigious shops and restaurants of Downtown Coral Gables such as Seasons 52, La Cofradia, GBS Beauty, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Victoria’s Design and Actor’s Playhouse.

Tickets are on sale for $25 per person at www.miamiwinefestival.org/winewalk or contact United Way at 305-646-7029. Centralized valet parking will be free for the first 100 guests who purchase tickets.

Featured wines will be available for guests to purchase at a special 10-15 percent discount only at Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe. Guests will need their entrance ticket in order to receive the wines at the discounted price.

The annual United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers for a four-day festival featuring a Best in Glass Wine Challenge, top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots, all to benefit the South Florida community. Celebrating 17 years, the festival benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting more than 120 programs in the community that are focused on improving education, income and health in the South Florida community. For more information, visit www.miamiwinefestival.org.

Created in 1997, the BID’s mission is to promote commercial vitality to Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area.

For information and a directory, visit online at www.shopcoralgables.com.

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