9 Wines I Tried in 2016 (and you should try them too!)

The end of every year brings about a time of reflection for most people. Time to reflect on the goals and achievements of the past year, and time to consider new milestones to accomplish in the coming year. In a wine lover’s life, this period of reflection will also include some of the wine highlights … More 9 Wines I Tried in 2016 (and you should try them too!)

No Time for Napa? Try an East Bay Urban Winery Tour!

There is something very special about touring wine country; the rolling hills, panoramic views of vineyards, and quaint tasting rooms dotted along a scenic 2-lane highway. When you visit Napa or Sonoma, just a couple hours outside the bustle of the city, you feel worlds away from the large metropolis of the Bay Area–in the … More No Time for Napa? Try an East Bay Urban Winery Tour!

The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

During the time that I worked as a wine consultant in South Florida, I was lucky enough to meet one of the most famous winemakers in the industry, who was aptly given the title “The King of Cabernet Sauvignon” in 1988. The title was earned while he was winemaker at Groth Vineyard, and Robert Parker, … More The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

The Finest Wine in America at the American Fine Wine Competition

Over 750 of the country’s best wines have made their way to South Florida this month for the 7th annual American Fine Wine Competition and Gala held in Boca Raton. This event serves to showcase top American winemakers and labels that often fly under the radar of the average wine consumer, and even many experts. … More The Finest Wine in America at the American Fine Wine Competition

Portugal’s “Hidden” Treasure: Principal Wines

Tucked into the heart of the Portuguese region of Bairrada is a state-of-the-art winery and vineyard producing some of the newest, freshest wines to date under the Principal name. Managed under the IDEALDRINKS umbrella, Principal wines are among some of the most sought-after Portuguese wine brands, soon-to-be worldwide. The wines produced here include red wines, … More Portugal’s “Hidden” Treasure: Principal Wines

The Southernmost Winery

The best part about “moving home,“ even if it is temporarily, or especially if it is temporarily, is that you get to discover places and things that you may not have explored before when you were too busy taking everything for granted.  Though I miss spending my weekends traversing Virginia Wine Country, and whipping my … More The Southernmost Winery