Vinz Wine Bar In VeroVinz, located in Pelican Plaza, sets a warm, sophisticated, and embracing atmosphere to enjoy a long and carefully selected wine list, with a tasty and well matched small plates menu.  Combine the above with frequent live music and you will love the experience.

At Vinz we like to drink wine – whether it’s inside with bottle lined walls or outside in the breezy covered courtyard.

“Come drink with us at Vinz in Vero Beach.”

Directions to Vinz wine bar in Vero Beach

Fourth Of July Weekend

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The Fourth of July Fireworks display here in Vero Beach was spectacular. Residents and visitors alike set up chairs and blankets all along the river banks. Children played, boats were out on the water. It was touch and go as to whether or not we would be rained out, but our luck held.

The weather for the fireworks show was lovely. Warm without being hot, a gentle cooling breeze kept everyone comfortable. All in all it was a good night.

Tonight the weather will again be lovely, and we will have the sounds of cool Jazz coming from our wine bar. Come on by and join us.

Vinz Wine Bar, Vero Beach, FL

Wine & Song & Vinz

Musical Notes Vinz & MusicHave you ever wondered how wine has influenced the arts?  If you just search around for song titles with wine in them, or lyrics with the word wine, it’s amazing how many songs you can find about our beloved wine. We might have to have a wine song night here at Vinz Wining and Dining!

The first song that comes to my mind is “Summer Wine” made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood in 1967.  An oldie but goodie that has been recreated over the years by many artists in various countries.  Another song that pays homage to wine includes, “Red Red Wine”.  Neil Diamond composed this song and later a British Reggae Band, UB40, made it even more famous.

Two classic songs by Frank Sinatra must be included – one entitled, “I Will Drink the Wine”, and “It Was a Very Good Year”, by the crooner himself with the line, “…..now, I think of my life, as vintage wine, from fine old kegs.”   How can anyone forget those?

Love was the focus of the song, “New Coat of Paint” by Tom Waits.  The lyric in the song is, “Our love needs a transfusion, so let’s shoot it full of wine.”  Even Elton John composed a song entitled “Elderberry Wine” with the line, “……feeling fine on elderberry wine.”  Another very famous composer and singer, Bob Dylan, created “All Around the Watchtower”, after his motorcycle accident in 1966.  “…..they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, none of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”  And, yet another among so many others not mentioned here, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel……“A bottle of red, a bottle of white, whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight.”

We may never know the true meaning of any of these lyrics as they are personal to the artist but we are able to enjoy them with our own interpretation of what they were speaking of in reference to wine. Suffice it to say that wine has inspired the musical artists of the world creating the setting and atmospheres for our own enjoyment.  It has been the subject of paintings and has been a part of many a romantic evening, family dinners and big celebrations!

Join us for an evening of music, wine and history in the making at Vinz in Vero.  A glass of wine, good friends, fine food, laughter and music!

Musical Notes Vinz & Music

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What’s Cool At Our Wine Bar?

It’s Vero Beach. It’s summer. It’s hot. Is any of this news to you? We bet not.

So how do you cool off on these hot summer nights?

Take a walk on the beach with a loved one, or even by yourself. Feel the ocean breeze on your skin, watch the waves, the birds flying and clear your mind. Even in the heat the ocean breeze feels cool.

Once you have walked away your troubles, come over to Vinz and have a nice cool, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio. On Tuesday nights we have $5 Gourmet Popcorn and a movie…and on Friday & Saturday, we have great music!!

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Wine and Pasta

Pasta & wine at Vero Winery & DineryAt Vinz in Vero, we love wine and who doesn’t enjoy a fragrant plate of pasta with a glass of wine?  So many varieties of both and pairing the right pasta with a complementary wine can be easier than you think.  The most important factor in choosing the right wine to go with a specific type of pasta is considering the sauce, its flavor and ingredients.

There are five basic sauces that we eat with pasta – meat, tomato, oil, cheese and cream.

With sauces made with red meat, it is important to pair these dishes with a robust wine that stands up to the strong flavors of the meat.  Tomato-based sauces are more acidic, so it’s important to choose a wine that has a higher acidity factor. Sauces that are made with various oils are best paired with white or sparkling wine. If you are having pasta with cheese-based sauces, “full-bodied” white wines are the best choice. And, last but not least, there are the cream sauces which go best with white wines or a very “light” red wine.

The following is a listing of examples  various pairings :

  • Pasta with Pesto Sauce – Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce – Chianti or Zinfandel
  • Pasta with Meat Sauce – Chianti, Zinfandel or Barolo
  • Pasta Arrabiata – Shiraz
  • Pasta with Shellfish – Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay
  • Fettucine Alfredo – Pinot Blance, Sancerre, Pinot Noir or Orvieto
  • Pasta Primavera – Viognier or Pinto Grigio
  • Pasta Puttanesca – Sauvignon Blanc or Bardolino
  • Pasta with Garlic Oil – Verdicchio or Pinot Grigio
  • Spaghetti Carbonara – Barolo

Enjoy your favorite pasta dishes with a delectable glass of wine and breathe in the joys of life.  Take time out from your busy schedule this week and stop by Vinz in Vero for a relaxing evening of food and wine!