Antica at SOBEWFF’s Best of the Best…

One of the most prestigious wine and food events is the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale from Wed Feb 20 to Sun Feb 24th. As much as I love burgers, a traditional contest at the Festival, I need to be tasting wines at the Best of the Best Tasting at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Friday, Feb 22nd… And since it’s the crème of the crème, it’s not surprising that Glenn Salva, Estate Manager of Antica Napa Valley, will be pouring a combination of Antica and their Italian counterpart, Antinori wines. But before the wines flow at the Fontainebleau, Glenn will be hosting a wine dinner on Thurs Feb 21 at Enoteca, the wine bar in Miami’s La Centrale Italian food hall. And on Sat Feb 23rd, Glenn will be hosting a tasting at 4 pm at the Eden Roc Beach Hotel in their Key Biscayne Room. Since Antica earned an invite to one of the best wine events of the year, the Insider thought it was time to get Glenn to do the NSI quiz.

What was last night’s dinner? Casa Chicken Salad

Favorite drink? Wine of all varieties and regions of the world……in every glass there is an enjoyment

Favorite dining spot in Napa? Bistro Don Giovanni

Favorite thing about living and working in Napa? Beauty of Napa Valley preserved by the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve

Any brush with celebrity? Just yesterday at the 75th anniversary celebration of Napa Valley Vintners…….so many incredible people who everyday cultivate excellence

What makes a great winery? An owner with vision and patience, a beautiful place to grow grapes, a talented team with passion to grow the wine, and great stories to share with those that get to enjoy your wine.

Favorite music? Any wine, meal or place to visit on your bucket list? Jazz. Sailing in the Caribbean