10 Great Virginia Wineries That Are a Day Trip From Washington, D.C. on Winetraveler

If you know me, you know that I really got my start writing about wine while living in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. I would spend some weekends out in Virginia Wine Country looking for the best glass of Virginia wine, and I would always bring some home or look for VA labels out … Continue reading 10 Great Virginia Wineries That Are a Day Trip From Washington, D.C. on Winetraveler

On Coravin: What’s So Special About Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

If you find yourself traveling north to south through France, there's a good chance that you may end up somewhere along the beautiful Rhône River at some point during your journey. In fact, during a recent trip through French wine country, we ended up inadvertently crossing that river a total of about 20 times--although, this is … Continue reading On Coravin: What’s So Special About Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

July Vino Column “Italian, Not Pinot Grigio”

Are you sweating like crazy this summer? Is it just me, or is this one of the hottest summers in recent memory? We are at the height of white wine season now in July, so time to break out all the trusty favorites that leave you feeling chilled down and relaxed. Any Pinot Grigio fans … Continue reading July Vino Column “Italian, Not Pinot Grigio”

18 Incredible Places To Have a Glass of Wine in Miami on Winetraveler.com

Miami is truly the Magic City;  a city where people come to drink, have fun, and forget who they are. In between the Mojitos and the Beach parties, sometimes, you just need a relaxing glass of wine. I'm always asked where someone should grab a glass of wine around town, so here is a list … Continue reading 18 Incredible Places To Have a Glass of Wine in Miami on Winetraveler.com

On Coravin: Albariño & Seafood: A Wine & Food Pair Made in Paradise

"What grows together goes together." This  is one of the rules of wine and food pairing, and the rule I go by when pairing seafood and the Spanish specialty, Albariño. Follow me as I walk through five seafood and Albariño pairings in my latest article for the Coravin wine blog. (You may be surprised by … Continue reading On Coravin: Albariño & Seafood: A Wine & Food Pair Made in Paradise

Two Day Champagne Itinerary: Explore Champagne-Ardenne France on Winetraveler.com

After spending a few wonderful days in Champagne, I was able to share more about the region in my two-day guide on Winetraveler.com. When you plan your trip to Champagne, don't forget to check out the article! Let me know if you have any questions about the region. Cheers to Champagne!  

Living the Rosé Lifestyle

The Summer 2019 issue of Let's Eat magazine is hot off the presses, just in time for National Rosé Day on Saturday, June 8, 2019! The Provence Rosé Group has many wonderful rosés in their portfolio, and in the article, I cover three lovely bottles. If you are celebrating rosé this weekend, let me suggest … Continue reading Living the Rosé Lifestyle

June Vino Column “Southern Hemisphere Chardonnays”

As I'm posting this on my site, I'm sitting in Beaune, France, in the middle of Burgundy wine country, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme. While I may be far from the Southern Hemisphere currently, my Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper covering wines from south of the Equator is hot off the presses. … Continue reading June Vino Column “Southern Hemisphere Chardonnays”

Top 5 Miami Wine Restaurants on Winetraveler.com

My debut article as a contributor to the website Winetraveler.com is about something I know well--wine in my hometown of Miami! Very excited to share that I'm finally able to get an article out there about some of the best wine lists in the Magic City. Stay up-to-date with my articles as well as others … Continue reading Top 5 Miami Wine Restaurants on Winetraveler.com

Earning a Wine Certificate Through the International Sommelier Guild

The best and the hardest part about the wine industry is that is a truly a field where you can never know absolutely everything. There is always room for more learning, experiencing, and tasting. Each glass of wine is a lesson in itself, but there is always more to know about viticulture, regions, laws, and … Continue reading Earning a Wine Certificate Through the International Sommelier Guild