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The Royal Poinciana Plaza Introduces Sommelier Saturdays with Virginia Philip

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The Iconic Lifestyle Destination Of Palm Beach Debuts New Interactive Experience for Guests

July 25, 2022 (Palm Beach, FL) – The Royal Poinciana Plaza is delighted to announce that each Saturday beginning July 30th, internationally renowned Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and team will be hosting intimate, pre-reserved tastings for guests. Philips owns and operates her eponymous wine shop at The Royal and became just the 11th woman in the world to earn Master Sommelier accreditation in 2002

Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy is the perfect elevated experience for couples, a group of friends, a family get together, or business associates. For $55 per person for groups of 2 – 8, attendees will be able to enjoy small bites from Sant Ambroeus and tastings of the following wines:

  • Broadbent Vinho Verde- Portugal
  • Domaine du Nozay Sancerre Blanc- Sancerre, France, 2020
  • Caroline Parent Moulin a Vent en Montperay- Beaujolais, France, 2018
  • Antinori Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato- Bolgheri, Italy, 2020

“Sommelier Saturdays with Virginia Philip” will be available every Saturday with seatings at 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Those interested in booking can call 561.557.4202 or click here to email a request.

About The Royal Poinciana Plaza 

The Royal Poinciana Plaza is an iconic destination that serves as a jewel box oasis in the heart of beautiful Palm Beach. Built in the late 1950s, it stands today as a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural gems. With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush, sprawling gardens, it offers a unique international shopping and entertainment destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat.

Designed by world-renowned architect John Volk, The Royal echoes some of Europe’s legendary retail destinations like the Palais Royal in Paris. The property has been carefully restored to its original mid-century glamour while remaining true to its retail roots. Its offerings include a unique mix of luxury retail, fashion, dining, and entertainment, along with amenities for both local and international visitors.

Arranged around two lush courtyards with outdoor furniture and palm trees, The Royal provides a destination for guests to enjoy outdoor events, read the paper, sip a coffee, gather with family and friends, shop, or dine. For more information, visit http://www.theroyalpoincianaplaza.com/ or discover more @theroyalpoincianaplaza on Instagram.

About Virginia

Virginia Philip is an internationally renowned Master Sommelier and female pioneer in the wine industry.  She became just the 11th woman in the world to earn Master Sommelier accreditation in 2002, and since has continued to be a trailblazer, earning a heap of accolades from being named “Best Sommelier USA” to an honoree for the inaugural Women in Wine & Spirits Awards.

In addition to owning and operating her eponymous wine shop here at The Royal, Virginia acts as the Wine Director for The Breakers and holds a doctorate degree in Oenology.

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