The vibrant downtown city of Sarasota continues to attract world-renowned talent across many factions of industry including arts & culture, retail, and real estate. Very quietly, the city has also attracted wine lovers from across the globe because of their growing lists of wine bars and perfect pairs that local chefs have cooked up. The dining scene in Sarasota is beginning to become the worst-best kept secret in Florida and wine lovers are the first ones discovering this unique combination.

Here are a few of our favorite spots to sip on a fresh pinot or try an exotic blend:

Sarasota Vineyard

Sarasota Vineyard is a warm, friendly environment that is perfect for catching up with friends, first dates, intimate gatherings and corporate parties. The wine list changes regularly and always includes an array of both old and new world wines. More than 100 wines are featured in the wine dispensers, offering the ability to try new and exotic wines in one ounce, three ounce or six ounce pours.

Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar

An intimate urban-sophisticated restaurant that is refined both in ambiance and menu, Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar is a favorite with local gourmands and visiting culinary adventure-seekers. Chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes (see also: Lila) strike a balance between global and local dishes with an award-winning and extensive wine list.

Magnum Wine & Tastings

A sophisticated destination for Girl’s Night Out, after-office drinks, or a quiet glass of wine or beer with someone special. Owner/Proprietor, Heath Cordes, will help you choose the perfect complement to any occasion or track down a favorite label or vintage that you can’t find anywhere else. Magnum Wine & Tastings is host to many of the Sarasota area’s finest wine events. Wine makers from all over the world visit the shop to share their best work with Magnum.

BLVD Sarasota

The newest, and only, luxury residential development coming to Sarasota this year will be a favorite among wine lovers. For avid wine collectors, there comes a point when a collection calls for more than your average wine rack. At BLVD, the temperature-controlled wine cellar provides an abundance of storage as well as an interesting way to entertain friends. This intimate and engaging space includes seating and a personal tasting area, where passionate vino lovers will feel right at home. The wine cellar is just the beginning to BLVD’s unique amenity offerings.

While only 49 fortunate families will enjoy this enviable lifestyle, others will marvel at the innovation and imagination show in planning the amenities at BLVD. The zero horizon rooftop pool is only the beginning –5th Floor Pet Lawn and Grooming Station, Indoor Golf Driving Range, Conference Center and the most state-of-the-art Fitness Center around. And, when you don’t feel like going far, BLVD residents are only an elevator ride away from dining at the chic, full-service restaurant on our first floor and a 100-yard stroll to the boutique coffee shop next door.

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