Wine & Spirits Venue Maison Mura to Open in Downtown Miami Fall 2022
Retail space, lounge area and private tasting room to serve the finest wines and spirits while offering effortless decadence
Miami (May 16, 2022) –Maison Mura, downtown Miami’s upcoming sophisticated venue for wine and spirits, is slated to open Fall 2022 at 333 SE 3rd Avenue. Maison MURA will serve and offer for sale an extensive selection of premium wine and spirits, as well as a refined food menu, all carefully curated by owners and long-time friends Matthieu Yamoum, the former Wine Director of New York’s Baccarat Hotel, and Philippe Vasilescu, the former Brand Ambassador for the prestigious LOUIS XIII Cognac de Remy Martin. Both share extensive and complementary experiences in the fine wine and spirits industry and have been working for over 2 years on this project to bring this bespoke experience to Miami.
“At Maison MURA, we love what we do and are excited to offer our guests in Miami a comprehensive wine list and menu that is thoughtful and provides a tailored and memorable experience whatever the occasion is! We will always strive to offer a truly personalized service and consistently propose the finest expertise available to all of our clients,” says Vasilescu. “Our passion is meant to be shared everyday and the only missing part of all our current ventures was to have our very own place instead of always hosting at different places! From the moment you enter Maison MURA, we want you to feel at home” said Yamoum.
With burgeoning shelves full of a few thousand top wines and spirits, an inviting and comfortable lounge offering all-day delicacies and a 12-person private tasting room available for every occasion, guests can sit back and savor Maison MURA’s fare in casual opulence. Translated from French to English as “house,” Maison MURA offers something for everyone, from the one-time shopper to wine amateur to aficionados and collectors – a new way to discover, learn, acquire and share their wines and spirits with a like-minded community. The new venue will offer catering service as well.
Although open to all, Maison MURA also offers a membership limited to 150 clients who get priority access to exclusive events, tastings with the world’s top winemakers and invitations to special events and experiences—not only in Miami but all over the world. Other perks include early access to pre-sold and “en primeur” wines that are nearly impossible to secure, priority reservations of the private room to host events and priority storage at their upcoming warehouse of any wines and spirits that you will buy through the shop. Membership can only be secured through Matthieu or Philippe.
Here’s what they recommend:
Schramsberg, Mirabelle Brut Rosé (Sparkling Rosé) – The Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Schramsberg vineyards in the Napa-Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, and Marin County areas of California’s North Coast. The multi-vintage Mirabelle Rosé is delicious on its own. Still, it also pairs well with everything from grilled salmon, BBQ pork ribs, Caprese salad, classic Hawaiian pizza, or simple plates of pasta. $31
Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Édition Rosé, Pinot Noir – This Edition Rose is made entirely from Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir. It is a favorite spring and summer wine for many as it has hints of zested lime and red cherries and aromas of apricot, candied peach, and ripe cantaloupe. This silky rosé pairs well with anything from grilled shrimp, pork, and vegetables. $30
Ken Wright Cellars, Savoya Vineyard, Chardonnay – This Oregon Chardonnay wine has vivid flavors and a long finish of lemon zest, yellow apple, and saline. It is the perfect mix of not too dry and not too fruity. Moreover, it pairs well with grilled pork, fish, vegetables, and poultry. $38
Kutch, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir – This medium to total-bodied red wine is perfect for our meat lovers! This Pinot Noir pairs well with beef, veal, deer, and poultry with hints of red fruits, oaky notes, and earthy notes. It truly is a superb American pinot noir. $64
Teeter-Totter, Cabernet Sauvignon – The Napa Valley Cabernet is bold, thick red with oaky, earthy, and black fruit notes. This dense red wine is a favorite amongst many! Especially for summer nights with friends and family. This cabernet pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, a cheese platter of mature and hard cheese, and poultry. $79
ABOUT MATTHIEU YAMOUM
Matthieu Yamoum’s love for wine began in his childhood city Reims, located in the Champagne region of France. Today his experience spans almost fifteen years within the hospitality industry forging strong relationships with winemakers, hotel and restaurant executives and avid wine collectors that share a deep passion for fine wine and champagne. Yamoum was formerly the Wine Director of Baccarat Hotel New York and in October 2020, he released the champagne Cuvée “Essentiel By” in partnership with eponymous house Piper-Heidsieck. He also launched his own Champagne brand in January 2021 called HRLM Champagne. He is also the co-founder and wine director of Finest + Bond, an event planning and consulting company offering bespoke services for private clients and F&B professionals.
ABOUT PHILIPPE VASILESCU
Based in Miami and born and raised in Paris, France, Philippe Vasilescu has over twelve years of experience in fine wine & spirits, event management, experiential marketing and public relations with some of the most prestigious French brands. He has hosted over seven hundred luxury tasting events in 7 countries within the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia since 2013. From 2015 to 2020, he was the Brand Ambassador for the prestigious LOUIS XIII Cognac de Remy Martin. He also is the co-founder and event director of Finest + Bond, an event planning and consulting company offering bespoke services for private clients and F&B professionals.