Miami tends to conjure up images of decadence: luxury yachts, condos with ocean views, six-figure sports cars that swerve through South Beach. It\u2019s a place where people can drink all day and party all night. Miami is a city built on fun, often with a pi\u00f1a colada or mojito in hand.\r\n\r\nBeachy cocktails reign supreme in some parts of the city, but the drinking landscape across Miami has begun to shift. Wine has emerged as a popular option on bar and restaurant menus, alongside drinks typically garnished with a mint sprig.\r\n\r\n\u201cI can see that there is an increase in wine education from consumers,\u201d says Aleksandra Milinkov, lead sommelier at Jean-Georges Vongerichten\u2019s Matador Room, located in the Miami Beach EDITION. \u201cWe can see a more approachable way when it comes to tasting new grape varieties and styles of wine. Guests are more inclined to experiment and try different varietals.\u201d\r\n\r\nCurrently on everyone\u2019s radar? Dry, citrusy and mineral-forward wines.\r\n\r\n\u201cI can clearly connect it with the weather we have here,\u201d says Milinkov. \u201cWhat we suggest are the varieties that do not have barrique aging and little or no malolactic fermentation, such as Rolle, Pinot Grigio or a dry ros\u00e8 from Provence.\u201d\r\n\r\nStill, the hot, humid climate doesn\u2019t necessarily mean that Miamians don\u2019t appreciate rich, complex reds.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is surprising that Miamians tend to also be red wine drinkers,\u201d says Milinkov. \u201cMiami is definitely a growing wine city. Even though it is not a wine-producing area, the locals and visitors to our sunny shores are educated, and continue to nurture the wine scene with wine seminars, tastings, and classes.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo discover Miami through a wine lover\u2019s lens, these are some of the spots you can\u2019t miss.\r\n\r\n\r\nWine Bars\r\nCibo Wine Bar\r\nSpanning 12,000 square feet over two floors, nothing about this South Beach destination is understated. Guests can pick from more than 3,500 bottles that span the globe. Eating here is a must\u2014after all, cibo means \u201cfood\u201d in Italian\u2014and the best place to start is with the lengthy antipasti menu. The bruschetta and tuna crudo are highly recommended. A second Miami outpost is located in Coral Gables.\r\n\r\nAlso, sip some Italian bubbly and check out the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch special ($40).\r\n\r\n\r\nHappy Wine\r\nWant to maximize your dollars? Say hello to Happy Wine, home to one of the best-valued happy hours in the city. Mondays and Tuesdays offer up incredible deals. From 3 pm to close, enjoy $2 house wines and sangria at the Calle Ocho location (a second location is housed in the Coconut Grove neighborhood). Additionally, look for sliding-scale specials on Mo\u00ebt & Chandon, where glasses start at $5 from 5\u20136 pm and increase by $1 every hour after that. Order a tortilla espa\u00f1ola to complete the experience.\r\n\r\n\r\nEl Carajo\r\nNo, your GPS hasn\u2019t forsaken you. This wine bar/restaurant is indeed tucked inside a gas station.\r\n\r\nBut don\u2019t let the setting deter you. The family-run business offers delicious baked goods like guava cheesecake alongside some of the best tapas on this side of the Atlantic. The wine selection is robust, thanks in large part to the know-how acquired by the proprietors over the course of nearly three decades selling wine from the location.\r\nWine Shops \r\nWine Vault\r\nThis wine bar/shop in Midtown is relatively low-key, despite that it\u2019s home to "the biggest meatball in town.\u201d The one-pound delicacy is made of ground beef stuffed with smoked prosciutto, one-year-old Manchego cheese and polenta, all covered in marinara sauce. If that doesn\u2019t fill you up, affordable bar eats like flatbreads and hummus will do the trick. Wash everything down with a glass of house wine or sangria, on special for $6 during happy hour.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Best Wine Shop\r\nThe name speaks volumes about how the owners of this laid-back oasis in Alameda view their shop. It specializes in discounted vintages from Europe and South America. The spot doubles as a budget-friendly tapas bar where locals mingle over recently imported bottles. If you\u2019re lucky, you may be greeted by live music.\r\nHotel Bars That Get Wine Right\r\nMatador Room\r\nComprised of a restaurant, bar and terrace, the Matador Room in the Miami Beach EDITION is a full-service experience reminiscent of the glitzy supper clubs of the 1940s and \u201950s. It\u2019s hard not to gravitate toward the stunning chandelier, suspended over a sunken oval dining room. It\u2019s an original feature of the building, constructed in 1955 and now fully restored.\r\n\r\nA seasonal menu of Latin cuisine sits alongside a wine list as lavish as the surroundings. Highlights include rare vintages like the Marqu\u00e9s de Murrieta 2005 Finca Ygay Gran Reserva Limited Edition Rioja and the Ch\u00e2teau Margaux 1995 Margaux.\r\n\r\n\r\nZucca\r\nLocated in the historic Hotel St. Michel, this Coral Gables eatery offers up Italian fare alongside more than 2,000 wines from throughout Italy and the world. In true Miami form, the sparkling options, which include Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs and Pommery Brut Ros\u00e9 Royal, are the real superstars.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s an ideal date-night location that boasts housemade pastas like the Bucatini al Cacio e Pepe and Linguine alle Vongole. If you\u2019re on the hunt for a post-work drink, happy hour at the bar is weeknights from 5\u20138 pm.\r\n\r\n\r\nRestaurants With Stellar Wine Lists \r\nWhile Miami restaurants have always been known for excellent cocktail menus, high-quality wine lists are becoming the norm. It\u2019s evidenced by the roster at Bunbury, a rustic Argentine eatery housed in a former tire shop. The outdoor patio is perfect to unwind and catch up with friends over empanadas and a robust Malbec. Cap off the evening with some dulce de leche.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJust a few blocks east in bustling Wynwood is Alter, where hip industrial vibes are complemented by dishes as beautiful as they are delicious. The wines range from established, well-known producers to small artisanal growers from around the globe. The sparkling wines, like Schramsberg 2013 Blanc de Noirs and Dom P\u00e9rignon 2006 Brut, are especially noteworthy.\r\n\r\nNo trip to Miami is complete without a stop in Little Havana, which is a culinary destination in its own right. Casa Juancho is a solid starting point. Miamians frequent this mainstay, which features more than 450 aged and vintage wines.