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 … Continue reading Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?
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
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
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 Get Your Tickets to the Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival Here!
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 Miami Wine Events Not to Miss this June
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
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
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 … Continue reading “Clean” Wine Tasting With Robert Rex Wines