Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?

On January 20th and 21st of this year, I was selected to join 31 other wine industry professionals to judge the 12th annual American Fine Wine Competition that took place at the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality. Close to 700 wines were invited to participate in the American wine-only competition, with the hopes…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“Clean” Wine Tasting With Robert Rex Wines

Join us this Thursday, March 6th from 6:30PM-8:30PM at Treehouse Wine & Spirits (233 Aragon Avenue) in Coral Gables, FL for a tasting of four Robert Rex wines. We will be tasting Red Rex & White Rex from Deerfield Ranch Winery, as well as the Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay from Arroba (@) Winery (sister winery of…