OCIO MIAMI: A Gem of a Doral Restaurant

Tucked away in an almost hidden location along a busy street that sidelines the Miami International Airport is a tiny little reprieve from the warehouse and strip mall fronts that usually rob the… Continue reading

South American Wine: Beyond Malbec!

Check out my latest article in the August 2016 issue of  Let’s Eat Magazine— about some interesting South American varietals–including specific winery recommendations for each one. If you are in the Miami, FL area,… Continue reading

Sipping Summertime Wine

Check out my latest article about Sipping Summertime Wine in the June 2016 issue of Let’s Eat Magazine!

The Mystery Behind Rosé in Let’s Eat Magazine

Check out my article about rosé in the Spring 2016 digital issue of Coral Gables foodie magazine, Let’s Eat!

Frank Sinatra: 100 Years of Ol’ Blue Eyes

Charisma never dies—or at least, it lives on through the legacies created by those who possess it and use it for good. So it almost seems unnecessary to commemorate what would have been… Continue reading

Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant

  It may seem strange for me to talk about a fine-dining experience being “so far away” in Miami, when I spent the better part of several months while working in the wine… Continue reading

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

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

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