The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging

January 22, 2018, South Florida: Announced today were the winners of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition, where more than 630 wines from 200 wineries vied for top honors in the invitation-only event. The Judging -- conducted by a 28-member blue ribbon panel of wine industry journalists,educators, restaurateurs, retailers, and top sommeliers from across the country… Continue reading The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging

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July Vino Column–Biscayne Times

Happy to announce that I am taking over the "Vino" column found in the local Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times. Check out my monthly column (in print or online) for reviews of affordable wines. Cheers!

The Best Wine in America is in South Florida

Check out my latest article in Let's Eat Magazine about the best wine in America coming to South Florida!    

Lunch in a Wine Bar–Yes, Please

It’s a good idea to dip out of the office and visit Miami’s coolest little wine bar for a lunch break these days. Thanks to Happy Wine’s new lunch menu, you can be in and out in a brief amount of time, and enjoy a delicious tapas-style wine lunch for a good price. Happy Wine,… Continue reading Lunch in a Wine Bar–Yes, Please

Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging

January 24, 2017- Honoring America’s wine-making prowess, The American Fine Wine Invitational (AFWI), one of the nation’s most prominent and prestigious wine events, announces these stunning results! This year, 850 wines from 230 wineries were included. THE JUDGING took place over MLK weekend on January 15 & 16 at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality &… Continue reading Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging

Frank Sinatra: 100 Years of Ol’ Blue Eyes

Charisma never dies—or at least, it lives on through the legacies created by those who possess it and use it for good. So it almost seems unnecessary to commemorate what would have been a mere 100 years of a charismatic life, when we have the rest of time to enjoy it. However, any occasion is… Continue reading Frank Sinatra: 100 Years of Ol’ Blue Eyes

Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant

  It may seem strange for me to talk about a fine-dining experience being “so far away” in Miami, when I spent the better part of several months while working in the wine industry regularly making the trek down to Homestead for Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms, but Chef Adrianne’s fantastical restaurant is located… Continue reading Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant

“Dinner in Paradise” 2015 Gourmet Dinner & Wine Series Kicks Off at Paradise Farms in Homestead, FL

Imagine enjoying a candlelit five-course gourmet meal prepared by some of the best up-and-coming South Florida chefs...under an outdoor gazebo of lights...on a fully functioning organic farm...while the rest of the country freezes through another winter, or that time of year we commonly refer to as our "season" in South Florida, because the weather is almost… Continue reading “Dinner in Paradise” 2015 Gourmet Dinner & Wine Series Kicks Off at Paradise Farms in Homestead, FL

The Finest Wine in America at the American Fine Wine Competition

Over 750 of the country’s best wines have made their way to South Florida this month for the 7th annual American Fine Wine Competition and Gala held in Boca Raton. This event serves to showcase top American winemakers and labels that often fly under the radar of the average wine consumer, and even many experts.… Continue reading The Finest Wine in America at the American Fine Wine Competition