JUSTIN and Fleming’s, a Perfect Partner in Food & Wine

Juicy American Wagyu Strip and a dark and sultry Cabernet blend only represented one course of the five I was lucky enough to enjoy recently at a JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery dinner hosted by Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. It was an evening to match any of the top wine dinners I’ve … Continue reading JUSTIN and Fleming’s, a Perfect Partner in Food & Wine

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“Through the Grapevine” with Folio Fine Wine Partners in South Florida Luxury Guide

Over the summer, I worked with South Florida Luxury Guide magazine and Folio Fine Wine Partners to choose wines for a lovely six-course VIP dining experience. We had an incredible event, and I was able to write about the wines and the pairings for the Winter Issue of the South Florida Luxury Guide in my … Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” with Folio Fine Wine Partners in South Florida Luxury Guide

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

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