September Vino Column “A Sampling of Rhône Reds”

I'm a sucker for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, but if you're on a tight budget and craving that special blend, you might have to stick with a Côtes du Rhône. Luckily for all of us, I tried seven of your average economical red Rhône wines in my September Vino column in Miami's Biscayne Times newspaper, and … Continue reading September Vino Column “A Sampling of Rhône Reds”

August Vino Column “West Coast Sauv Blancs for East Coast Tastes”

It's the old East Coast/West Coast rivalry, but this time, we just have to decide if we want to drink these West Coast Sauvignon Blancs at these economical prices. I love writing my monthly Vino column for Miami's best newspaper, Biscayne Times, because it's a quick snapshot of some of the wine options available within … Continue reading August Vino Column “West Coast Sauv Blancs for East Coast Tastes”

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”

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”

May Vino Column “Bring Out the Sparkling Rosé for May”

Who doesn't love a sparkling rosé? With crisp acidity, refreshing bubbles, and that oh-so juicy red fruit flavor, it's hard to deny that sparkling rosé is a winner for springtime.  In my May "Vino" column in Biscayne Times newspaper, I review a few delightful bottles of pink bubbles that won't put you behind on your … Continue reading May Vino Column “Bring Out the Sparkling Rosé for May”

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”