Celebrate Vino with Vinya in Biscayne Times

In my February Vino column for Biscayne Times newspaper, learn more about the Miami-based wine subscription service, Vinya, led by renowned sommelier, Allegra Angelo. Celebrate Vino with Vinya in Biscayne Times

The Exquisite Wines of Vigneron Pierre Seillan in Biscayne Times

I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to expand my wine topics in Biscayne Times over the past few months. There is so much to cover here in South Florida, and I am grateful that the new editorial staff is open to exploring a diverse range of stories in the wine industry. In January’s Biscayne Times Vino…

My Top Wines of 2020 List That You Don’t Care About Reading

Be warned, this is actually just another “tops” list that you are probably only reading while you sit on the toilet, but I’ll write it anyway. I recently asked my Facebook “friends” if they cared about “tops” lists, and the replies were mixed. Actually, I take that back. The replies were mostly down the middle…

New Podcast “Wine Uncorked”

I’m proud to announce the launch of my new Podcast with Podmany, “Wine Uncorked.” Over 10 episodes, I interview a diverse range of wine professionals and hear their sometimes unconventional stories about how they ended up in the industry. You can listen on all major podcast sites such as Spotify, as well as on the…

Say Bye-Bye to 2020 with Bubbly in Biscayne Times

My latest Vino Column is out in Miami’s own Biscayne Times newspaper. Looking for a different bottle of bubbly to celebrate the last few weeks of 2020? Check out my December Vino Column for three great ones– all sourced locally in South Florida from our very own hometown wine shop (now with a physical location…

The Mythology of Wine, A Book Review

From forbidden fruit to the blood of Christ, grapevines and our beloved wine have been the subjects of myths and religion since the beginning of time. Ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s tomb contained 26 wine jars made with wines by 15 winemakers (pg. 59). Dionysus had many names and ruled several vegetative subjects, but reined supreme…

The Secret Garden of Bolivian Wine

This week’s intimate wine tasting with a producer was one that was completely new to me. I’ve been labeled as someone who revels in all the weird little niche regions–like I started ringing the bell on Virginia wine years ago when everyone still thought nothing of it, and I recently had an eye-opening experience with…

Charming Chilean Carménère

Few grapes have been so widely misunderstood as Chilean Carménère. Once thought to be nothing more than Merlot, this grape has had a pretty short lifespan as its own namesake in the country where it is now considered a flagship. It was in 1994, just about 25 years ago that Carménère was discovered to be…

American Wines for an American Holiday in Biscayne Times

The holiday season is back! Whether you plan on celebrating like normal or keeping it more low-key this year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the others will be here before you even know it! Will you be hosting any (small) holiday meals this year? For those of us who still plan on putting a turkey on…

Tasting Texas Hill Country Wine at Fall Creek Vineyards on Winetraveler.com

Finally, some fresh winetasting content in 2020 from a new-to-me winery. We had the opportunity to visit Fall Creek Vineyards at their Driftwood, Texas location earlier this month. Wow, what a great little family-owned winery in Texas Hill Country. Ed & Susan Auler are just the sweetest owners, full of hospitality & stories. Tasting Texas…