Richard Stetler's Fine Wines & Tastings

The Best Cellar  *  New Location - June 1, 2009 - 1408 NE 26th St..  *  Wilton Manors, FL  *  33305
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Richard Stetler, the owner of Best Wine Cellar in Wilton Manors, gives  us tips on how to fit in at a wine tasting by showing us how to enjoy a  glass of vino like a proper oenophile. Stetler has been staging wine  tastings here in South Florida for over two decades.

By Rod Stafford Hagwood, Columnist
{Rod Stafford Hagwood is an entertainment columnist for the Sun Sentinel newspaper, and}


This  Wilton Manors hot spot for wine lovers has mega-popular tastings at 8  p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Why so well  attended? Because owner Richard Stetler is a vino virtuoso, organizing  his wine events in a sit-down educational format with a list of 10 to 12 wines to sample and discuss as they are poured. Everyone takes their  time, sipping and swirling well into the night. Since opening in 1998,  wine wizard Stetler thinks he must have hosted 5,100 tastings. South  Florida aficionados are still talking about his 20th anniversary  Cabernet Tasting festival this past April, where each night ended with  Stetler opening a $480 magnum of a 1997 Freemark Abbey Sycamore Cabernet Reserve. Admission is $20 ($25 for special event winetastings).  Attendees should reserve a spot by calling 954-630-8020 or emailing (also use the email address to get notices of future events). The Best Cellar is located at 1408 NE 26th St., in Wilton Manors.