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Within minutes of arriving at Carnivale du Vin, I was handed a glass of Roederer Champagne, kissed by Emeril, and made serious eye contact with Sammy Hagar, dressed in a red tuxedo. It was that sort of evening.
It’s not difficult to find a craft beer in Florida (Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing, Pensacola’s Pensacola Bay Brewery, and Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery, to name a few). But it’s tougher to find craft spirits — till now. Case in point: Sarasota’s Siesta Key Rum, and a new distillery in the works for St. Augustine.
Much of the South is still sweltering, but now that August is in the rear view mirror I can’t help but dream of knee socks and boots, cashmere cardigans, and cocktails with a bit more clout. Which is why I’m particularly smitten with my new neighborhood watering hole in Austin, Drink.well.