American Fine Wine Competition. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a guest Press Judge yesterday by Shari Gherman and the AFWC members, at the Annual “Sipping Through America” wine event. This annual wine judging weekend takes place at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality in North Miami. I sipped my way through top notch Napa grape flight varietals of chardonnay, pinot noir, meritage and cabernet sauvignon. There must be 1000 bottles of wine on the wall for the judges to sip and rate! This annual event is open to the public tonight only at 6pm – 9pm. It offers guests a three hour tasting of some of the finest California wines produced. By the looks of it there will be hundreds of bottles open to taste. See you there – Keith Ian

AFWC’s Sipping Through America, Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST. FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Chaplin School of Hospitality, 3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181. Tickets available online $95 or at the door ($100) tonight.