Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne

Pop and fizz, tiny pearlescent bubbles of celebration. Another year has begun, and the drink of choice to commemorate a joyous moment of camaraderie and excitement? Champagne: The iconic bubbly and companion to all… Continue reading

“Dinner in Paradise” 2015 Gourmet Dinner & Wine Series Kicks Off at Paradise Farms in Homestead, FL

Imagine enjoying a candlelit five-course gourmet meal prepared by some of the best up-and-coming South Florida chefs…under an outdoor gazebo of lights…on a fully functioning organic farm…while the rest of the country freezes through… Continue reading

In Support of Art, Writing, and all Things Expression

Life has been busy lately, and admittedly, I have not been paying much attention to the world outside of my realm of work and play. However, the horrific attack at the Charlie Hebdo… Continue reading

Tis the Season to be in South Florida

With Art Basel and IT Palooza behind us (everyone finally getting some rest?), it is now time to look forward to other great events happening in the South Florida area over the next… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Pairings: Food & Wine

It is that time of year…already! Happy holiday cheer surrounds us everywhere we look—storefronts, front yards, dinner tables, and inside the kitchen. The turkey is being dressed and the pies are in the… Continue reading

The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

During the time that I worked as a wine consultant in South Florida, I was lucky enough to meet one of the most famous winemakers in the industry, who was aptly given the… Continue reading

Mega Purple in Your Wine, Oh My

Any wine lover knows that once you begin to drink better wines, it is virtually impossible to return to the grocery store brands you knew and loved in your earlier wine drinking days.… Continue reading

“Cool” vs. “Hot” Climate Wines

Yes, certain grape varietals require a certain climate to produce quality wine. In fact, climate determines whether grapes can exist at all. There is a very biological reason that grape vines grow the… Continue reading

Red, White, and Madeira

Picture this: It is July 4, 1776, and the Continental Congress of the thirteen rebellious American colonies has just adopted a wildly liberal document called The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, the main author… Continue reading

Cahors, France: The French Malbec Story

It is simply undeniable that the Argentinian Malbec has eclipsed many other red varietals as one of the most popular wines on the market right now. Rarely do you speak with a lover of… Continue reading

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