At Krüs Kitchen, Wednesdays are the best days. Krüs Wine Wednesday Tastings are available every Wednesday and feature wine that Krus Kitchen’s very own Wine expert and Krüs co-founder Josh Hackler has meticulously selected. With exceptional music from Vinyl Djs, Chef Sebastián’s most delicious bites, and a fantastic assortment of wine, Josh provides guests with an excellent atmosphere to wine down.
As Josh aptly stated in a sit-down interview with 2oz Mag Creator Helena Jose, Krüs Wine is “a place for people to learn and enjoy wine.” Helmed by Josh and his expertise, enthusiasm, and unmatched eagerness for the craft, Krüs wine functions as a place to satisfy curiosity and explore the vast and incredible world of wine without fear, insecurity, or pretension.
Josh is no stranger to the hospitality industry. “I had a wine business out of college,” said Josh describing his life before Krüs. “I imported Spanish wine. I lived in Spain. I sold that business in 2016 and wanted to go back to my roots in hospitality…I’ve been in the hospitality industry my whole life.”
Josh decided to co-found Krüs because of his past experiences and his present passions. “Given my influence of food and wine, and my background in importing wine, I really wanted to create a program that was both on-premise and off-premise,” said Josh. “Miami laws allow for that which is unique here in the city.”
“We wanted to create a space where we could tell a story and really promote learning and the whole education side on-premise,” continued Josh. “Obviously, [it was also great to] have a good time drinking great wine. But also [it was important to have] a great physical space to promote…a unique wine program.”
According to the Krüs Market website, Josh and his team are intentional about their wine selection. Last week, Krüs ended Season 1 with Zero Zero wine. Zero Zero wine producers remove themselves from the winemaking process and allow nature to shape and improve upon the product. The name of the wine comes from the fact that there is “ zero synthetic chemical input in the vineyard and zero in the winemaking process.”
Further, the Krüs team offers low-intervention producers who not only provide an exquisite product but also express a deep “respect and care for their vines and wine.” There have been over 24 tastings hosted at Krüs Kitchen so far, and individual themes allow each tasting to stand out from the last. For the second season, Josh intends to move from wine tastings to wine events.
The Krüs wine events will continue educating guests on all things wine while also allowing guests to socialize among themselves. Guests will sample wines and listen to the musical stylings of the vinyl Dj as they meet and greet other like-minded wine novices, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts. In the spirit of the first few wine tastings, Krüs is committed to offering a safe, comfortable environment for guests to enjoy the festivities. Because there are only ten tickets available each week, guests should note that tickets go live for sale each Thursday for the following week’s tasting.
In addition to the wine tastings and upcoming wine events, guests can join the Krüs Wine Club. Club members have access to a “world-class curation of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines.” For $100 a month (plus tax and delivery fees), members will receive four natural wines that the Krüs team curated with care. The shipments go out the first week of every month. However, members can save money and avoid the shipping cost by picking their box up from Krüs Kitchen themselves. Other membership perks include 10% off all artisanal Krüs Market items, $10 off WednesdayWinetasting tickets, and 15% off half cases of six wines. Lastly, a complimentary Krüs Market item is available for pick-up during your first month of membership.
The first event is set to kick off the first week of September but keep up to date on upcoming events by going to the Krüs Kitchen website https://www.kruskitchen.com. You can also click the social media icons to get the latest updates on products, tastings, and other exciting opportunities like joining the Krüs Wine Club.
Tuesday – Friday: 12-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 12-9 p.m.
Sundays: 12-5 p.m.
3413 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133