On Coravin: The Perfect Pairing: Wine & Art with Leanne Laine

One of the original pillars of my blog, when I started writing it back in 2012, was to incorporate articles about art and artists. I believe that art is totally part of the “wine lifestyle,” as wine itself is a work of art (and science), and those who appreciate the finer wines of the world…

On Coravin: Choosing a Wine for Every Type of Thanksgiving Meal

Is it just the media, or is everyone freaking out about what wines to serve at Thanksgiving dinner? It’s a common headline around this time of year, and I’m part of the writing frenzy, too. Chardonnay or Cabernet? Gamay or Sangiovese? There are so many choices that sometimes you can get decision fatigue just thinking…

On Coravin: The Mystical Role of Music in Winemaking

Several years ago when I first met Aurelio Montes, Jr., winemaker at Montes Wines in Chile, to taste his wines during a visit to Miami Beach, he explained to me the process of using Gregorian chants in his cellars where some of the premium  Montes wines aged in barrels. It was a technique that I…

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…

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…

On Coravin: Road Tripping and Tasting through Salta Wine Country

Have you ever been to Salta, Argentina? Salta may not be as well-known as Mendoza, but it has a beautiful wine country that can boast the oldest winery in Argentina and some of  the highest vineyards in the world. Check out my article on the Coravin company blog for some suggestions on where to taste…

On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery

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…