Having a big dinner party and don’t know which wine to serve.  Looking for a particular brand of Tequila, Vodka or Single Malt Scotch.  Well don’t expect a lot of success if you go to your local grocery or a big box store.  What you need is a top-notch shop which sells wine & spirits and a staff that knows about the products they sell.  Not sure where to go.  Check out our top picks.

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Demis Liquors

9893 N. Kendall Drive
Palmetto Bay, FL
(305) 412-0828

Located in a strip mall in Kendall, Demis may be small but it’s fully stocked with thousands of bottles of your favorite liquor.  Vodka alone takes up the entire wall of the first aisle.  Prices are on the average to good side.  A big plus is that they’re open late, which is convenient if you live in the area and have to make a last-minute run if you’re having a party.

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Sunset Corners Wines & Liquors

8701 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33173

(305) 271-8492
At Sunset Corner you’ll fine wine from around the world, a large variety of beers, champagnes and various liquors.  One of the best things about this shop is that the staff knows what they’re talking about.  Having trouble selecting the right wine to serve with a special dinner. No sweat, they can tell you which wines will compliment the dish and why.  Every Saturday there’s a wine, cheese, and spirits tasting every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

(Source: Total Wine)

Total Wine & More

14750 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 354-3270

Now this is what you’ve always wanted in a wine and liquor store.  It’s huge (but not like big box store huge), it has comprehensive selections of wine and liquor and a knowledgable staff including trained wine professionals who work at the customer service desk.  If wine or liquor isn’t your thing, they also have a thousand different beers. Navigating the store is easy thanks to the wide aisles, they have a tasting area and their prices are some of the best in town.  Plus on their website they a section where it will help you pair wine with whatever food your serving.

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Cork & Bottle

12180 SW 88th St
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 271-1119

Sold to new owners in 2010, Cork & Bottle remains top-notch for its selection of wines, whiskey, scotch and more.  From the outside it looks like a small little shop, but the inside is relatively large.  Cork & Bottle stocks wines from smaller vineyards that you would probably never find at larger chain or big box stores. The staff is very knowledgable and is more than happy to give you several selections based on what you are looking for.

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Old Vines Wine & Spirits

2250 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 858-0717

This small shop has an impressive inventory; over a thousand wine labels and a full liquor store selection, along with the very best inventory of rare Vodka, Scotch, Whiskey and Tequila. Their prices are very good and get this – for a flat fee – they deliver to Downtown Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach south of 63rd Street Bridge.  If wine is your thing, you can also arrange for a private wine tasting in their Fine Wine Room of stop by for one of their monthly free wine tastings.