November Vino Column “Perfect Wines for the Thanksgiving Table”

It's hard to believe that it's November of 2019 already. Pretty soon, we are going to ringing in  2020 and a brand new decade! But first, we must get through the holidays. Every dinner host has a moment of panic during this time of year. Whether it's worrying about having the right amount of food … Continue reading November Vino Column “Perfect Wines for the Thanksgiving Table”

California Wildfires: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage to Victims

OAKLAND, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents affected by the ongoing wildfires in California. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in northern California, while many more are without electricity after utility providers shut off power lines … Continue reading California Wildfires: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage to Victims

Sweet Treats for Wine Lovers

Happy Halloween, wine lovers! I know there are a lot of articles out there proclaiming you can pair wines with your Halloween candy, and while I appreciate the efforts of these writers, I would not pair wine with candy. Especially dry wines! Sticky sweet candy will only make your Cabernet taste bitter. Instead, why don't … Continue reading Sweet Treats for Wine Lovers

Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s Oldest Family-Run Winery

It may seem as though I write quite frequently about Argentina and Argentine wine, and that is true. I did spend six weeks in the country back in 2017, which is the longest I've spent consecutively living and traveling around a country outside of the U.S., so needless to say, Argentina has a place in … Continue reading Luigi Bosca, Argentina’s Oldest Family-Run Winery

On Coravin: Domaine Bousquet: Pioneering Sustainability in Argentina’s Mendoza Wine Region

Paul Mabray, a wine professional I follow on Twitter, recently tweeted that "Winery sustainability is NOT just about the environmental impact. It’s about living wages, work/life balance, healthy vendors, social contracts, community contributions, R&D investments and esp. making profit." I retweeted the comment because I thought it was poignant, but I didn't realize at the … Continue reading On Coravin: Domaine Bousquet: Pioneering Sustainability in Argentina’s Mendoza Wine Region

4 Fantastic Bellevue Wine Bars to Visit in Washington on Winetraveler.com

Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel out to the Seattle area for a little break from the Miami heat. This wasn't my first time visiting. I was lucky enough to be paired with a roommate during my freshman year in college who is from Tacoma, so I've gone out to … Continue reading 4 Fantastic Bellevue Wine Bars to Visit in Washington on Winetraveler.com

Find Your New Favorite Bottle of Wine at Wine Insiders

What if I told you that there was a great way to discover new wines by having an assortment of bottles delivered right to your door? Sounds easy enough, right?  When you order on Wine Insiders, you have the opportunity to choose exactly which wines you want to drink, or you can pick one of … Continue reading Find Your New Favorite Bottle of Wine at Wine Insiders

“The Tasting Room” in Seattle: Visit and Discover Washington’s Wines on Winetraveler.com

This past week as we explored Seattle, we got to know a little tasting room serving up some boutique Washington Wines right in the heart of downtown Seattle at Pike Place Market. After the first visit and tasting through the "The Hunt for the Reds of October" flight, we knew we'd be back. And we … Continue reading “The Tasting Room” in Seattle: Visit and Discover Washington’s Wines on Winetraveler.com

October Vino Column “Around the World in Seven Pinot Noirs”

One of the best things about drinking wine is that each bottle can transport you to a place and time where those grapes were grown and where that bottle was made. Follow me around the world through these seven economical Pinot Noirs from different regions in my October Vino column in Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times.

History & Technology Converge at Joe Wagner’s Copper Cane Wines on Winetraveler

There are few American winemaking families who have made a name for themselves as the Wagner family of Caymus Vineyards has. A multi-generational winemaking family, the Wagners have successfully passed the art of winemaking from father to son and daughter. Though Caymus was founded in 1972, the family has been in Napa Valley since the … Continue reading History & Technology Converge at Joe Wagner’s Copper Cane Wines on Winetraveler