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Tell a Story with Wine


Wine: Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.


Every wine has a story behind it. On April 19th, Louies Modern will be holding our Storytellers: Wine Series. Have a seat and let us tell you a little bit about what we love the most… Wine. Located in our dining room, you will have the chance to sample some of our providers’ favorite wines. Each provider will bring two of their favorites for everyone to sample. A story will follow about why these wines were chosen and what makes them so great! Here is what some of your dates have to say about the evening and themselves:


Heritance Wines: This winery derived from the deep California wine roots of the Taub Family presents Napa Valley wine at its finest. The name Heritance blends ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance,’ signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy. I am 32 years old, grew up in Sarasota, and have worked for southern glazers for 4 years. I come from the restaurant industry, which I worked for 11 years and have held all positions including Lead Server/Bartender to Chef & Assistant GM. 

- Kenneth Mitchell | Sales Consultant-On Prem




Kelly Fried is a wine ninja with many years’ swilling experience. She will brighten your evening with amazing wines from France and Spain that are tremendous values for their provenance. Francois Carillon’s latest vintage of Bourgogne Blanc is one of the most concentrated and delicious entry-level Chardonnays made in the Puligny Montrachet district of Burgundy. The Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva is a 93pt mouthfiller with elegant structure and a palate sure to please any habitual Cabernet drinker. Cheers!

- Kelly Fried


Hi my name is Josh Brumenschenkel, and I represent Moet Hennessy who creates some of the best Champagnes in the world including Moet and Chandon, Vueve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon! I am happy to be presenting Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and Ruinart Rose. Little known fact about Ruinart is that it was the first champagne house created back in 1729 by Nicholas Ruinart. With almost 300 years of tradition and excellence, Ruinart is known for some of the best champagne in the industry. I look forward to introducing anyone that hasn’t had the opportunity to taste and experience this amazing champagne.

- Josh Brumenschenkel | Coastal Wine and Spirits


I think this night is fun because it is a new approach to wine tasting... it’s like speed dating! The wines are selected because they are interesting, not middle of the road. They are on trend and forward thinking. This is meant to introduce you to a new “love of your life”. The speed aspect of it is fun too.  it generates excitement as reps go around from table to table and have three minutes to talk about their two wines.

- Christian Mora | Louies Modern General Manager



Come and expand your palate, learn something new, or just sit back and enjoy a night of great wine and incredible wine tales. Who knows? Maybe this experience will add to your story.


The price per person is $25 each. Included in this price is 10 wine tastings per guest. You can make a reservation by calling (941) 552-9688. Storytellers: Wine will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.