The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is becoming something of a wine destination with the largest collection of wine of any luxury Ft. Lauderdale hotel.
They have about 425 bottles, all stored in a Wine Vault, which is kept at 55 degrees.
Sommelier Don Derocher searches for hard-to-find vintages and rare cult wines and tailors individual wine tastings for guests and the public every week and hosts private wine dinners in the cool Wine Vault.
Derocher invites novices and oenophiles to tour twelve globally recognized wine regions with a pocket-size “Wine Passport to the World” guiding them through ten countries (Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the U.S. (California, Oregon and Washington), and vintages. Some of the best wines from each country are presented to swirl, sniff, sip and STAMP. Guests may “travel” to as many countries as they like in one evening, or return as often as they wish with their Wine Passports to collect twelve stamps and receive a rich leather Ritz-Carlton wine carrier, hand-blown glass wine stopper and leather corkscrew case.
Passport to Wines of the World is offered every Wednesday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with no reservation required for a special evening in the sophisticated Wine Vault. Each country features carefully selected wines, available from $11 to $20 a glass.
For more information, contact The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 954-465-2300.