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 Florida Wine Academy • Premier Wine Education Offered in Miami on Winetraveler.com

July Vino Column “Italian, Not Pinot Grigio”

Are you sweating like crazy this summer? Is it just me, or is this one of the hottest summers in recent memory? We are at the height of white wine season now in July, so time to break out all the trusty favorites that leave you feeling chilled down and relaxed. Any Pinot Grigio fans … Continue reading July Vino Column “Italian, Not Pinot Grigio”

“Through the Grapevine” with Pasqua Family Italian Wines

February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate love than with a bottle of wine from Verona, Italy, home of Romeo & Juliet? If you're an Italian wine aficionado, you don't want to miss Pasqua wines. Read my latest article in my "Through the Grapevine" column in South Florida Luxury Guide … Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” with Pasqua Family Italian Wines

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

“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