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... Continue Reading →
Bananas About Art Basel
Each year during Miami Art Week and Art Basel, I always wonder if people who come in town only for this week of the year think that Miami is just this giant playground of insanity. The thought is valid, only because for this week of the year, the city is on neon steroids, even more... Continue Reading →
Florida Wine Academy • Premier Wine Education Offered in Miami on Winetraveler.com
Far from any real wine region in the country, Miami has long been a city associated with alcoholic cocktails such as Daiquiris, Mojitos, and Rum Runners. With year-round sticky hot weather and miles of oceanfront property, Miami has never really been known as the town to visit and taste wine. This all is changing, largely... Continue Reading →
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 →
Pairing Wine While Dining Miami Spice-Style at Zucca
Miami Spice season is upon us! At many fine dining establishments throughout the 3-0-5, customers can choose to be treated to a three-course lunch or dinner for $23 or $39, respectively, exclusive of tip and tax. It's a great time to explore cuisines and visit restaurants you've been meaning to try all year. Sure, some... Continue Reading →
Get Your Tickets to the Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival Here!
Don't miss the 9th Annual Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival happening on Saturday, November 3rd at the Coral Gables Museum. Tickets are available through this link and make sure you use the code, OJALA1001, when you buy your tickets for a nice discount! Over 300 brands of fine wine, craft beer and spirits on top... Continue Reading →
Drink Some Wine, Sketch a Naked Dude at The Standard
The Standard on Miami Beach is hosting an event this October that you never knew you wanted to go to until now. Join artist, Alan Gutierrez, and learn how to draw anatomically correct male parts at this nude male model drawing workshop. Mr. Gutierrez will teach you all the skills necessary to perfect your sketching while... Continue Reading →
Spice it Up, With These White Wines
The latest issue of Let's Eat magazine is out, and it's all about Miami Spice! So how are you "spicing up" your wine selection this year? Check out a few of my suggestions for your next Miami Spice-y meal! Cheers!
Miami Wine Events Not to Miss this June
Hey all you Miami wine-os! I know it's difficult to live in a predominately liquor and craft beer town, but there are still some fun and exciting wine events around the city for you to enjoy early on this summer. Besides reading my Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper every month, you should also be... Continue Reading →
Beef & Barrels
Check out my latest article in Let's Eat Magazine where I help you get ready for Burgerlicious in Miami by offering some delicious burger & wine pairings. Enjoy!