GMCVB and Campo Viejo Wines Partner on 4th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Month

MIAMI, June 13 /PRNewswire/ — By popular demand from visitors, residents and restaurateurs, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is bringing back Miami Spice Restaurant Month for its fourth consecutive year this August and September — and is excited to announce its new presenting sponsor Campo Viejo rioja wines, owned by Allied Domecq Wines USA.

“We’re thrilled that Campo Viejo has signed on to be our title sponsor,” said William Talbert, GMCVB president & CEO. “They are a dynamic company which has grown significantly over the past few years. The successful track record of the Miami Spice program made it the perfect brand to help continue their growth in the U.S and South Florida market.”

“Campo Viejo wines from Spain is proud to partner with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Miami Spice program to support the Miami community. Much like Miami’s renaissance, Spain has recently undergone a rebirth, taking Europe and indeed the world by storm in everything from food, architecture, fashion and, of course, wine. Like Miami, Spanish wines are ‘en fuego’! It makes perfect sense for Campo Viejo to support the efforts of Miami’s top chefs and restaurants through Miami Spice, promoting the food & wine experience, which is a large part of the Spanish culture,” states Kate McManus, Senior Marketing Manager for Campo Viejo.

Miami Spice Restaurant Month presented by Campo Viejo is a much-anticipated fine dining program offered throughout the months of August and September, encompassing specially-priced lunches and dinners at approximately 50 of the finest restaurants in town. Visitors and residents can feast on incredible three-course dinners for $30.05 (excluding tax and gratuities) — a rare value opportunity at chic culinary hotspots.

Examples of some of these restaurants in 2004 included: Azul, Baleen, Blue Door, The Capital Grille, Chef Allen’s, China Grill, Dragon, The Forge, 1200 at the Biltmore, Norman’s, Ortanique-on-the-Mile, Pacific Time, Tuscan Steak, Carmen the Restaurant, Christy’s, Escopazzo, Metro Kitchen + Bar, Novecento, The Prime Grill, Shula’s Steak House, SushiSamba Dromo, Acqua at the Four Seasons, Dilido Beach Club and Americana at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Chispa, Emeril’s, Grass, Ola Miami, and Tamara at The National Hotel, as well as dozens of other restaurants throughout the county.

Many restaurants are also offering lunch for a flat $20.05 (excluding tax and gratuities). Each restaurant will include an appetizer, entree and dessert as part of the fixed price, which averages a 25-60 percent discount from the regular value.

In addition, American Express who has been a long-time supporter of the restaurant industry, the Miami Spice program, as well as Taste of the Nation, will donate $0.10 for each American Express Card purchase at participating restaurants to United Way to help fight hunger.

For more information on participating restaurants, menus and other details visit:

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is a non-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305/539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit

Campo Viejo wines which are available nationally include a vintage dated Crianza, (two years minimum aging with at least one year in barrel; Suggested U.S. Retail: $9.99), Reserva, (three years minimum aging with at least one year in barrel; Suggested U.S. Retail: $12.99) and Gran Reserva (five years minimum aging with at least two years in barrel; Suggested U.S. Retail: $24.99). Each of these wines offers tremendous value for money and pair wonderfully with a wide array of foods. For further information on Campo Viejo please visit: or contact Tony Lombardi, PR Manager, at 707-473-2364.

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