An Afternoon with Champagne Laurent-Perrier

An afternoon tasting through four elegant Champagnes with Champagne Laurent-Perrier is an afternoon well spent. Located in the grand cru village of Tours-sur-Marne, Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot, a former cooper. It has stayed a family business since its founding, and is now run by two sisters, Alexandra Perèyre de Nonacourt & … Continue reading An Afternoon with Champagne Laurent-Perrier

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On Coravin: Road Tripping and Tasting through Salta Wine Country

Have you ever been to Salta, Argentina? Salta may not be as well-known as Mendoza, but it has a beautiful wine country that can boast the oldest winery in Argentina and some of  the highest vineyards in the world. Check out my article on the Coravin company blog for some suggestions on where to taste … Continue reading On Coravin: Road Tripping and Tasting through Salta Wine Country

“Through the Grapevine” A Taste of California’s Wine Country in Miami’s Design District

Fresh off the presses is the summer issue of South Florida Luxury Guide magazine, all about travel destinations and wellness & beauty. Inside, you'll find my latest "Through the Grapevine" article where I talk about a modern wine bar in Miami's Design District with an owner who is also a California winemaker. Check it out … Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” A Taste of California’s Wine Country in Miami’s Design District

On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery

Sometimes, I get to write about things that really bring me joy— like Virginia wine! Or better yet, a friend and fellow ‘Cane who is making waves in the wine industry through his very successful bi-coastal winery. Thanks to Coravin for the opportunity to highlight Kirk Wiles and the FIRST bi-coastal winery in the U.S., Paradise … Continue reading On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery

Discover a New Chablis

“There’s nothing better than a Chablis,” you may have heard someone say, and it is true that it can be hard to find a Chardonnay that is more “Chardonnay” than those found in the Burgundy region of Chablis. Perhaps it is the rich history of winemaking, along with the mysteries of terroir that add to … Continue reading Discover a New Chablis

“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

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 … Continue reading Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?

5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019

Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the … Continue reading 5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019

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