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
Several years ago, I spent some time roaming around Berkeley while I was waiting for a friend to finish work. I'm a naturally curious person, so I followed my curiosity into an evolving warehouse district on the west side of the city. What I found was very exciting for a wine lover like me. I … Continue reading Berkeley and Alameda Island East Bay Urban Wine Tasting Route on Winetraveler
There are some grapes that you don't see very often on wine lists, but when you get a great bottle of these varieties, it can take your night from "good" to "great." One of these grapes is Viognier. I'm a big fan of this white Rhône variety that was nearly extinct about 50 years ago, … Continue reading On Coravin: The Voyage of Viognier in the U.S.
Alimony doesn't always have to be a dirty word. But if it is to you, consider finding a way to add a more positive association to it. How about attaching it to a bottle of wine from a Napa Valley producer who may have had some experience on the wrong end of a marriage? Luckily, … Continue reading You Won’t Need a Divorce to Enjoy this Alimony
Yesterday, Wine Enthusiast announced online their 40 Under 40 Tastemakers for 2019, and I was proud to see a friend and Virginia winery CEO on the list. Kirk Wiles, CEO and Founder of Paradise Springs Winery located in Clifton, Virginia and now also in Santa Barbara, California is well-deserving of the recognition. The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under … Continue reading Wine Enthusiast Announces 40 Under 40 Tastemakers & a Friend Makes the List!
Fresh off the presses is the summer issue of South Florida Luxury Guide magazine, all about travel destinations and wellness & beauty. Inside, you'll find my latest "Through the Grapevine" article where I talk about a modern wine bar in Miami's Design District with an owner who is also a California winemaker. Check it out … Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” A Taste of California’s Wine Country in Miami’s Design District
It has been a couple months since I included domestic wines in my monthly Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper, so in April, I explore some economical red blends from California. Check it out & cheers!
Sometimes, I get to write about things that really bring me joy— like Virginia wine! Or better yet, a friend and fellow ‘Cane who is making waves in the wine industry through his very successful bi-coastal winery. Thanks to Coravin for the opportunity to highlight Kirk Wiles and the FIRST bi-coastal winery in the U.S., Paradise … Continue reading On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery
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