Disney Springs now offers the only wine bar in Florida led by a Master Sommelier. George Miliotes built a rotating list—more than 200 wines—served by the glass, bottle or ounce. The wines are classics (Trimbach 2016 Clos Sainte Hune), well-aged (Emidio Pepe 1983 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo), off-the-beaten-path (Economou 2015 Liatiko) and extravagant—the First Growth Experience is a lineup of 2009 Margaux, Haut-Brion, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild and Latour, which sommeliers serve tableside using a Coravin.
The menu, headed by Chefs Ron Rupert and Will Davison, includes small plates (crispy mac & cheese bites; roasted pork belly; zucchini hushpuppies) and family style entrées (the skirt steak topped with chimichurri will feed four). Sommeliers—and often George himself—are on hand for pairing suggestions. It’s a minimalistic two-story tavern-like space where food and wine do all the talking, and a restaurant that should be on any wine lover’s bucket list. But, if you can’t make it to Disney Springs, Wine Bar George just opened a second location at the Orlando International Airport in Terminal C.
This story appears in the print issue of Summer 2023.
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