6 Natural Wine Hotspots in Miami in The Vintner Project

My latest article for The Vintner Project is about six natural wine bars, shops, and events in Miami that you definitely don’t want to miss as a local or visitor. There are many, many more spots around town–it seems they are popping up every day! Which ones are your favorite? Read the article here on…

Local Wine Clubs to Inspire Discovery in 2022 in Biscayne Times

My latest Vino column in Biscayne Times is out online & in print! Check it out to learn more about four fantastic local wine clubs you can join in Miami. Whether you are into all-natural wines or Champagne only, there is a wine club for you! Read more in Biscayne Times.

My Top Wines of 2021

I’ll admit that it isn’t always easy to compile these types of lists. First of all, do you even care? That’s always my question. (If you don’t, feel free to stop reading now.) Secondly, I don’t necessarily keep track of “favorites” throughout the year because my favorite bottle one day could be overruled by a…

European Bubbly that Won’t Break the Bank in Biscayne Times

Another holiday season, another holiday bubbly article by yours truly. This year, I’m focusing on three bottles of traditional method sparkling wines from Europe that are great values for the quality. No Champagne here, but give Cava, Crémant, or Trentodoc a try. You can read my latest Vino column for Biscayne Times here.

Make Time for a Washington Wine Tasting Adventure in Biscayne Times

My November Vino column is out in Miami’s favorite local publication, Biscayne Times, and it’s all about a western wine-tasting adventure in the Washington State region of Lake Chelan. I had the opportunity to visit Lake Chelan back in September and just fell in love with this charming region on the eastern side of the…

Here Are Some Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers this Holiday Season

For those of you still processing the events of the past 18 months or so (me), it may be hard to believe that the holiday season of 2021 is upon us, but alas, it will be here soon. With less than two months before Christmas smacks us in the face, it’s time to seriously start…

My Top 10 “Getting Back to Travel” Tips

It’s safe to say that travel has resumed for many around the world, especially for vaccinated travelers. Over the past three months, I’ve had the opportunity to travel through France twice and over to the west coast of the United States twice, something that just didn’t happen during our COVID lockdowns. It feels good to…

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…