WSET Level 1 at City Winery, Chicago
Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

WSET Level 1 at City Winery, Chicago

  • City Winery

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates at Chicago's City Winery (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!). Fine Vintage, Ltd, is the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year) and we are pleased to offer the Level 1 course, Fundamentals of Wine, to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure!

The Wine Adventure Continues...With Level 2
Jul
16
Jul 23

The Wine Adventure Continues...With Level 2

  • The Biltmore Hotel

Fine Vintage Ltd and Lyn Farmer are offering a three-day WSET Level 2 course this summer at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Join us and hone your skills with a guided tasting of more than 50 wines and several spirits. This is an entertaining and informative exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for an enhanced and credible certification. Click here for details!

WSET Level 2 Comes to Chicago!
Jul
29
Aug 5

WSET Level 2 Comes to Chicago!

  • City Winery

Fine Vintage's wonderfully entertaining and informative three-day WSET Level 2 course is being offered over two weekends at City Winery in Chicago. Join Lyn Farmer and taste more than 50 wines and several spirits in this exploration of the nuances of wine for interested consumers as well as those in the beverage trade looking for a valuable and highly regarded certification. The course is offered in the barrel room at City Winery on West Randolph Street. Click here for details!

Fundamental Sipping
Oct
7
9:30 am09:30

Fundamental Sipping

  • The Biltmore Hotel

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. The course is offered at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

Legendary Lecuona
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Legendary Lecuona

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The music of Ernesto Lecuona, with its sultry meshing of classical and popular elements, is at the heart of the season-opening concert by Symphony of the Americas on October 10. Just prior to the concert, Lyn, a devotee of Lecuona's music, gives an impassioned introduction to the work of the Academy Award-winning composer whose music captures an exotic and romantic time in music. 

Refining Your Palate with WSET Level 3
Oct
14
Oct 29

Refining Your Palate with WSET Level 3

  • The Biltmore Hotel

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in South Florida with the new 2017 edition of the text and a course program with an even deeper emphasis on wine! This is a wonderful way for a serious wine consumer or wine professional to to gain one of the most prestigious certifications in the wine business. In addition to tasting more than 100 wines during the six days of the class, you'll join other aficionados and members of the wine trade in a class organized by WSET Provider of the Year Fine Vintage Ltd. The course runs on three consecutive weekends beginning October 14, 2017, at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Click the headline above for all the details.

WSET Level Three in Chicago!
Jan
13
Jan 28

WSET Level Three in Chicago!

  • City Winery

I am delighted to announce the next WSET Level 3 Course in Chicago with the new edition of the text and a course program with an even deeper emphasis on wine! This is a wonderful way for a serious wine consumer or wine professional to to gain one of the most prestigious certifications in the wine business. In addition to tasting more than 100 wines during the six days of the course, you'll join other aficionados and members of the wine trade in a program organized by WSET Provider of the Year Fine Vintage Ltd. The course runs on three consecutive weekends beginning January 13, 2018, at the barrel room at City Winery on West Randolph St. Click the headline above for all the details.


Pursuing Your Passion for Wine...in Chicago
May
6
9:00 am09:00

Pursuing Your Passion for Wine...in Chicago

  • The Chopping Block at the Merchandise Mart

Chicago is a wine lover's town with great restaurants and wine shops...and, with Fine Vintage, Ltd to help you know your way around a wine list. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. Our Chicago courses are held at The Chopping Block in Downtown Chicago

Sharing the Fundamentals of Wine
Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Sharing the Fundamentals of Wine

  • The Biltmore Hotel

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process). We are pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Wine to everyone looking for a solid foundation for their liquid pleasure in a course designed by Master of Wine James Cluer and Fine Vintage, Ltd. The course is offered at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

Carnival of the Animals
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Carnival of the Animals

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Lyn narrates Saint-Saëns charming Carnival of the Animals in a concert that links the French composer's music with hilarious verses by American poet Ogden Nash. Click the image for concert details

Pops Go the Beatles!
Feb
1
7:00 pm19:00

Pops Go the Beatles!

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops return to the Broward Center on February 1st with a British program that includes music by Elgar, Britten and...The Beatles! Lyn previews the concert in a presentation and wine tasting complimentary to all ticket holders. Click for details!

A Classical Bistro
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

A Classical Bistro

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

We're setting up a musical bistro for one night only at the Broward Center - an informal evening with food, cocktails and quartet...the Amernet Quartet. Lyn keeps the music and conversation rolling during the pre-concert reception and from the stage during the program. It's a fun and informal evening of great music.

Houston, we have NO problem!
Jan
11
7:00 pm19:00

Houston, we have NO problem!

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Tenor sax legend Houston Person comes to the Broward Center, and Lyn will provide a concert preview to all ticket holders. Houston is performing with Shelley Berg's Trio in a great evening of classic jazz, and it will be even better if you stop by early for Lyn's preview!

Classical Music with a Twist
Dec
8
6:30 pm18:30

Classical Music with a Twist

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, December 8th conductor James Judd, violinist Jan Mracek and I join to bring you a wonderful concert with the Symphonia of Boca Raton, a concert that opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, continues with Schubert's fourth Symphony and wraps up with the gorgeous Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms.

Enhancing Your Expertise - WSET Level 2
Dec
3
Dec 10

Enhancing Your Expertise - WSET Level 2

The fantastic WSET Level 2 course, a great tasting adventure for any wine lover, is coming up at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables beginning December 3. Join other wine lovers for three days of tasting, exploration and, of course, your certification by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Join me, and don't miss out on this pre-holiday  opportunity to get your wine game up to speed!

VeritageMiami is on the horizon!
Oct
5
Oct 9

VeritageMiami is on the horizon!

The 21st Annual VeritageMiami starts October 5th, a five-day event celebrating beer, wine and food along with charitable giving to support the programs of United Way of Miami-Dade

Mastering Moscato
Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Mastering Moscato

Moscato - the charming but serious wine of Piedmont - is the subject of a master class at Miami Culinary Institute. If you are a wine professional, you are welcome to register to attend and share some lovely wine and a conversation about food pairings.

The Fundamentals of Wine
Jul
16
9:30 am09:30

The Fundamentals of Wine

Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!). Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year), Lyn will be teaching WSET Level 1 in July, 2016. Click here for more

WSET Level 2 - Looking Behind the Label
Mar
6
Mar 13

WSET Level 2 - Looking Behind the Label

  • Biltmore Hotel

Lyn will be teaching the Level 2 course leading to WSET Certification over three days in March, 2016. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 2 course gives you a solid grounding in wine tasting, wine regions and much more. Level 2 is a serious effort that takes three full days and includes tasting more than 50 wines and spirits.

Russian Romanticism on Steroids
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Russian Romanticism on Steroids

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Romanticism with a capital "R" is at the heart of a concert February 25th by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Lyn has a preview an hour before the concert (at 7 p.m.) including music by Glinka, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, and two wines from Israel. The presentation is free to all ticket holders, and will be in the Porter Ballroom.

Amore and Norma
Feb
11
Feb 13

Amore and Norma

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

In both opera and wine, passion runs deep and nuance is at the heart of the story. I'm delighted to use two wines to provide some insights into the nuances of Bellini's great opera Norma when Florida Grand Opera brings its production to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts February 11 and 13. Best of all, you get wine and great music at a very special package price! For details, read on...

WSET Level 1 - Falling in Love With Wine
Feb
6
9:30 am09:30

WSET Level 1 - Falling in Love With Wine

 Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!) Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year), Lyn will be teaching WSET Level 1 in February, 2016. Click here for more

A Manhattan Classic
Jan
15
6:45 pm18:45

A Manhattan Classic

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Guitarist John Pizzarelli is in concert for the Gold Coast Jazz Society on January 15, and Lyn provides a preview, setting up the role of the guitar in jazz and pondering the perfect Manhattan in the process.

A Taste of Rossini
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

A Taste of Rossini

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Just as Rossini’s music is cast in a light, comic vein that masks a deeper profundity, so we can find the same elements in wine - a quest we pursue at Florida Grand Opera's production of The Barber of Seville in two pre-curtain presentations in the intimate Intermezzo Lounge at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

WSET Level 1 - Honing Your Wine Skills at the Biltmore
Oct
17
9:30 am09:30

WSET Level 1 - Honing Your Wine Skills at the Biltmore

  • Biltmore Hotel

Working with Fine Vintage, Ltd, the leading WSET Educator in North America (and winner of the Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year in 2011), Lyn will be teaching Level 1 in October (followed by the Level 2 course in November), leading to WSET Certification. Whether you are looking to enhance your wine knowledge or you need WSET certification in your workplace, the Level 1 course gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wine, a grounding you will share with a convivial group of classmates (and you get to taste a lot of really great wine in the process!)

Tasting Through Spain and Its Colonial Heritage
Sep
26
1:00 pm13:00

Tasting Through Spain and Its Colonial Heritage

  • The Moore Building

A dazzling tasting of wines from Spain and South America, curated by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, comes to Miami on September 26. It promises to be one of the best tastings to come to South Florida this season, and all the details are here (including how you can have your ticket price essentially rebated!)

Getting On Top of Music Down Under
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Getting On Top of Music Down Under

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Lyn is joined by conductor James Judd, who performs frequently in Australia to preview Wednesday's concert by the Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

WSET Level 2 Course at the Biltmore Hotel
Mar
8
Mar 15

WSET Level 2 Course at the Biltmore Hotel

  • Biltmore Hotel

Lyn will be teaching the terrific WSET Level 2 course in March at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Level 2 is an incredible adventure for a wine lover and includes extensive tutoring in the WSET structured approach to tasting wine and spirits. More than 50 wines and several spirits will be tasted over the three days of the course. Passing Level 2 and gaining your certificate is a significant accomplishment, so you'll be pleased to know that Fine Vintage, Ltd. has a 97% pass rate for Level 2. 

The Wines of Friuli - Seminar at "Simply Italian"
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

The Wines of Friuli - Seminar at "Simply Italian"

  • Adrienne Arsht Center

Lyn will be offering a seminar on the wines of Friuli at Simply Italian, the annual US wine tour by some of Italy's top producers. The seminar focuses on one particular part of Friuli called Friuli Grave, and offers refreshing whites and elegant red wines. 

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Tasting
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Tasting

  • Wines by the Bay

Join Lyn for a dazzling tasting featuring one of the most respected of all the grower-producers in Champagne, Egly-Ouriet. We'll taste a still pinot noir and then five sparkling wines that take pinot and chardonnay to a new level of refinement.

Piano Magic
Jan
16
7:00 pm19:00

Piano Magic

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Lyn previews an extraordinary and exciting piano recital by Jonathan Bish, wine glass in hand (Lyn's hand, not Jonathan's!)

Jazz Meets Broadway
Jan
14
6:45 pm18:45

Jazz Meets Broadway

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of my favorite singers, Janis Siegel (you may know her from Manhattan Transfer) is singing at Broward Center Wednesday night for the Gold Coast Jazz Society. It's going to be a terrific, and terrifically intimate, performance with an open stage, two performers (Janis and pianist Shelly Berg) and a host of great composers and lyricists as we trace the intersection of "Jazz Meets Broadway." I'll preview the performance at 6:45 and the concert begins at 7:45 in the Amaturo Theater.

Lyn's Preview Talk with Seraphic Fire
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Lyn's Preview Talk with Seraphic Fire

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

All concert ticket holders are invited to join Lyn for a preview of Seraphic Fire's hugely popular annual performance of Handel's masterwork. Handel's music is a holiday tradition for many, and in this presentation we'll trace both the history of the piece and the influence it has had on Western music. Click for details

Jazz Preview with Bill Allred
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

Jazz Preview with Bill Allred

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Lyn previews Jazz Comes Up The River... From Bourbon Street to the Big Bands with Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band. We'll explore why New Orleans had such an impact on American jazz, and have a good Crescent City cocktail on hand as well. The performance is complimentary for ticket holders.