March Vino Column “Iberian Wines Pair Well with Spring”

Is it spring yet? Some of you up north may be wondering. When you're ready to switch wine gears, it may be time to try some new Iberian whites this spring! Check out my March Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper for some economical suggestions of Spanish and Portuguese white wines! Cheers!

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Discover a New Chablis

“There’s nothing better than a Chablis,” you may have heard someone say, and it is true that it can be hard to find a Chardonnay that is more “Chardonnay” than those found in the Burgundy region of Chablis. Perhaps it is the rich history of winemaking, along with the mysteries of terroir that add to … Continue reading Discover a New Chablis

“Through the Grapevine” with Pasqua Family Italian Wines

February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate love than with a bottle of wine from Verona, Italy, home of Romeo & Juliet? If you're an Italian wine aficionado, you don't want to miss Pasqua wines. Read my latest article in my "Through the Grapevine" column in South Florida Luxury Guide … Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” with Pasqua Family Italian Wines

Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?

On January 20th and 21st of this year, I was selected to join 31 other wine industry professionals to judge the 12th annual American Fine Wine Competition that took place at the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality. Close to 700 wines were invited to participate in the American wine-only competition, with the hopes … Continue reading Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?

5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019

Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the … Continue reading 5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019

January Vino Column “Easy-on-the-Wallet Wines For the New Year”

Can you believe it is 2019 already? 100 years ago, our country was about to pass an amendment that would ban the making and selling of alcohol, sending our country into a 13-year long prohibition of alcohol. But that didn't stop Americans from partying! Are we ready for the "Roaring 20s" again? Can we do … Continue reading January Vino Column “Easy-on-the-Wallet Wines For the New Year”

JUSTIN and Fleming’s, a Perfect Partner in Food & Wine

Juicy American Wagyu Strip and a dark and sultry Cabernet blend only represented one course of the five I was lucky enough to enjoy recently at a JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery dinner hosted by Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. It was an evening to match any of the top wine dinners I’ve … Continue reading JUSTIN and Fleming’s, a Perfect Partner in Food & Wine