The laid-back yet sophisticated Big Easy Winebar & Grill is located in downtown Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Big Easy refers to the nickname of South African-born golf-icon Ernie Els, (rather than New Orleans), who has brought the flavors of South Africa’s Western Cape region to the Magic City.
To celebrate Burger Month, the Big Easy Winebar is offering a special lunch promotion. For $20, guests can choose any burger on the menu paired with a choice of draft beer or glass of wine. The Big Easy has some luscious proprietary red wines -by the glass or flight, to pair with their hearty grilled burger sandwiches and sliders. We also found a couple of cocktails that marry nicely as well.
Red Wine & Burgers at Big Easy Wine Bar Miami
Big Easy Red, 2015
This juicy Shiraz led blend is perfumey to the nose; chocolate, and candied cherries with a hint of pepper on the palate, followed by a long chalky finish.
(61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 4% Mour vèdre, 4% Cinsaut, 4% Viognier).
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
A lighter vintage on the red fruit spectrum of Cabernet Sauvignon, this polished red has with notes of coconut, vanilla, raspberries and sweet spice. Initially, a hint of white chocolate on the palate, followed by cranberries and Morello cherry, with red-fruited tannins that lead to a soft, slightly creamy finish.
Ernie Els Merlot, 2014
Soft and juicy, this medium-bodied Merlot overflows with ripe plums, figs and cherry from nose to palate. The firm tannins are balanced by a red-berry crunch and a long savory finish.
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend, 2014
This medium to full-bodied, bold Bordeaux led blend with sweet black and blueberry notes to the nose, and intense cherry on the palate with a finish that whiffs of mint and dried Provencal herbs.
(60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot)
Cocktails & Burgers at Big Easy Miami
A rich and intense wine cocktail made with Big Easy Red, Jura Malt Scotch Whisky, Clove, and Sandeman Ruby Port.
Pair this with The Big Easy Burger – heirloom tomatoes, onion jam, “braai” barbecue sauce and mozzarella, and served with hand-cut fries.
Big Easy’s version of a Michelada made with Vida Mezcal, Big Easy’s Bloody Mix, Stiltsville Pilsner, and Peri-Peri Peppadew.
Pair this with BLT Burger – fried green tomato, bacon marmalade, arugula aioli and Grafton cheddar.
Big Easy Wine Bar Miami details
701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 (in downtown Brickell City Centre), Miami
Lunch Hours: Daily, from 11:30am to 4pm
“Easy Hour”: Daily, from 4pm to 7pm
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, from 5pm to 11pm; and Friday and Saturday, from 5pm to 12am
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