5 Superb White Wines under $30 for Spring + What to Play While You Sip

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With the beginning of Spring, white wines will be exceptionally tasty. Here are a few to try.

Spring means fine seafood, fresh weather, and group gatherings over some great white wine. The following wines have all been selected accordingly for the sunnier season–and their palatable price range (all five picks are under $30).

Once the bottle’s been uncorked, hit play on our custom playlist–perfect for a small treat for a date-night-with-yourself.

Enjoy!

Kim Crawford 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, $16

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Cederberg Winery Bukettraube 2010, $24

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Domaine de la Villaudière 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre), $29

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Mastroberardino Falanghina  2013, $21 

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Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2013    $15

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This Week’s Miami Happenings: Full Moon, Rec Room, Scarpetta

SATURDAY: Lunar Activity
Full Moon Party Gets Groovy
Good vibes infused with metaphysical energy reign supreme at this month’s gathering of conscious souls celebrating the inaugural full moon of 2013. A hybrid of a traveling hippie commune and one bad ass dance party, the wildly popular Downtown Full Moon celebration takes place at the Moksha Family Artist Collective. There will be an open mic session, the opportunity to show off mad dance skills and reflect on words of wisdom spewed by those enlightened in attendance. Naturally, drums are welcomed.
The Downtown Full Moon Party is happening at the Moksha Family Artist Collective (228 NE 59th St., Lemon City) on Saturday the 26th. Check out the details by visiting the official Facebook page.

NOW: Positively Recked
Rec Room, LDV Hospitality’s latest edition to its booming nightlife division, has officially open its doors at the new Gale South Beach. The subterranean lounge – reminiscent of a ‘70s basement – will be home to the nightly shenanigans fueled by quality cocktails from the bar. All that, plus back-to-basics tunes, courtesy of Rec Room’s expansive vinyl library spun by notable DJs.
Rec Room (1690 Collins Ave., South Beach) is happening now. For the inside-info, read the listing at BlackBook Guides.

TUESDAY: Wine and Dine
The launch of the Fontainebleau hotel’s Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series kicks off this week at Scarpetta, with pairings between the restaurant’s Italian menu and offerings from Bertani Winery. Dom Perignon, Kosta Browne, and Penfold’s Wines are said to follow suit. Seating is limited and will set you back $195 per person.
Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series at Scarpetta (297 NW 23 St., Wynwood) is uncorking this Tuesday. For the inside-info, read the listing at BlackBook Guides. Tickets for the prix-fixe menu can be requested by emailing cellar1954@fontainebleau.com.

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