Belize is best known for our locally made rums and for the national beer – Belikin. Wine is a relatively new import. When I first moved to Belize, the selection was very limited and very expensive (even a bottle of Pina Colada flavored Boone’s is often priced over $20bzd – clearly VERY distressing to my upscale palate). Now, more and more wine from all over the world is being imported and the prices are getting more reasonable and the selection, actually, is fantastic.
Wine De Vine is a gorgeous wine & cheese shop just south of town that has so many of my favorite foods – from olives to pate to proscuitto to cheese cakes. (I’m a food gal.) They also have an extensive selection of wines and champagnes. Last night, they partnered with Casa Picasso restaurant to show off quite a few of them.
As you can see, the tables were set up for some serious drinking….I mean tasting.
And the crowd started with a delicious prossecco. Along with their mingling. I’ll apologize in advance. I was more into enjoying the food than taking pictures. Luckily Adam from Casa Picasso (unknowingly) helped me out.
And the menu and pairings. Small print but worth reading. Some specials, some…like the luscious (YES LUSCIOUS) short ribs…are on the regular menu.
And the courses were served. Snook sashimi style.
Jackie, co-owner of the Casa and Trevor from Lola’s Pub. Jackie has an amazing ability to make this whole evening look absolutely effortless. VERY impressive.
A photo of me and my table. Hmmm…one would have thought I could run a comb through my hair before an event like this.
And Flor from Wine De Vine really knows her stuff when it comes to wine. She was calm collected knowledgeable and pretty amazing.
So…if you are in the mood for a nice glass and perhaps a bit of cheese or just something to snack on, stop into Wine De Vine. (OH! And email me first so I can join in.) Grab a comfy chair, luxuriate in some air conditioning and take a wine-time-out in San Pedro.
And Casa PIcasso remains one of my island favorites. From the food to the owners to the atmosphere, it’s just a gorgeous place to dine.
For more on both of these places, check out my posts below. Cheers!