In Remembrance of Fall

I moved to the Washington D.C. area almost exactly 11 years ago. It was September, I remember, because my first day at my new job in Tysons Corner, VA was right around Labor Day. It wouldn’t be long before the leaves would start to change, and I would get a taste of my first mid-Atlantic…

Transport Yourself to the South of France with Wine in Biscayne Times

You don’t have to twist my arm! My September Vino column for Miami’s Biscayne Times newspaper is about the wines of Gérard Bertrand. He’s known around the world for his iconic “South of France” lifestyle and biodynamic winemaking, as well as his annual Jazz à l’Hospitalet music festival that takes place at his Château L’Hospitalet…

Keep Cool with Pink Bubbly on Ice from Italy in Biscayne Times

August is notoriously one of the hottest months in the northern hemisphere, and here in South Florida, it is boiling. With the recent launch of Prosecco Rosé, there are even more options of refreshing sparkling wines out of Italy to enjoy and keep you cool in the hot summer sun. Put any of these bottles…

The American Fine Wine Competition in Miami in Biscayne Times

Very rarely do I get to write first-person essays about my life in wine beyond the pages of this blog, but I did recently have the chance to tell a story for my latest monthly Vino column in Biscayne Times. The American Fine Wine Competition in Biscayne Times For the past few years–three, maybe four–…

3 Days in Miami Beach on Winetraveler.com

As a Miami native, I’m often asked about my recommendations for places to eat and things to do while visiting South Florida. My suggestions will change depending on budget and the type of weekend you are looking to enjoy (crazy, cultural, or cuisine-based). Miami is a fast-moving town, and that’s definitely not referring to the…

Toast to National Rosé Day with These 5 Bottles

Another wine holiday, you say? And it’s true. It seems there is one…well, every day. While I don’t subscribe to them all (definitely not Chardonnay day!), there are a few that I choose to single out and enjoy as an excuse to drink a very specific bottle(s). One of those days is National Rosé Day,…

Bring These Wines to the BBQ in Biscayne Times

You may see suggestions of wines that pair well with BBQ here or there on the Internet, but I’ve contributed my picks at under $30 a bottle for the summertime grilling season in this piece. Find them here in June’s Vino Column in Biscayne Times newspaper.

Sippin’ Springtime Wine in Biscayne Times

It’s springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, but for those of us in South Florida, it certainly feels like the dead of summer already! Relax and enjoy the heat with a chilled bottle of one of these wines. All great options for year-round drinking, if you ask me. My latest Vino column for Biscayne Times: Sippin’…

Wine and Art Merge at Wine by the Bay in Biscayne Times

I’m giving away all the wine secrets in my regular Vino columns in Biscayne Times, but that’s OK. I want you all to enjoy the fruits of Miami’s wine scene like I do. In April’s column, I introduce you to the man behind the legendary wine shop, Wine by the Bay, located in Miami’s Little…