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

5 People You Should Tip This Holiday Season

Originally posted on UDT Managed IT as a Service Blog:
We all know that the holidays are the time to spread good cheer, often in the form of monetary gifts, or end of…

Thanksgiving Pairings: Food & Wine

(This post originally appears on my IT Blog, “UDT Managed IT as a Service Blog“, as a holiday special.) It is that time of year…already! Happy holiday cheer surrounds us everywhere we look—storefronts,… 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

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the Summertime

As an avid red wine drinker, I usually do not find myself getting all excited about a certain type of white wine. However, it is Hot Hot Hot outside, and the big reds… Continue reading

Barry Alberts, Cheers to You

Just two weeks ago, Barry Alberts and I were driving home from another fantastic dinner at Paradise Farms in Homestead, FL. Barry had asked me to help him pour four Spanish wines for… Continue reading

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