January 24, 2017- Honoring America’s wine-making prowess, The American Fine Wine Invitational (AFWI), one of the nation’s most prominent and prestigious wine events, announces these stunning results! This year, 850 wines from 230 wineries were included. THE JUDGING took place over MLK weekend on January 15 & 16 at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & … More Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging
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!)
Let me put something out there right off the bat: I did not vote for Donald Trump. Nor did I vote for Hillary Clinton. I exercised my right for creativity with a write-in and voted for my former college professor who I honestly think would make a great leader. That was my protest—not assigning my … More I Have to Leave “Pantsuit Nation”
Tired of your same ole wine routine? Check out my latest article in Let’s Eat Magazine for some new ideas!
Some of my favorite things about being a woman are the very things that bring me the most grief for being a woman. There is nothing more empowering than being a sexy, sexual, full-of-feminine spirit type of woman; a woman who is confident in her body and mind and knows how to accentuate the most … More A Feminist on Sexuality: It’s Not Trump, It’s Culture
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!
Tucked away in an almost hidden location along a busy street that sidelines the Miami International Airport is a tiny little reprieve from the warehouse and strip mall fronts that usually rob the Doral area of any authentic charm. Inside this tiny alcove is a splendid little restaurant that creates an opportunity to escape the … More OCIO MIAMI: A Gem of a Doral Restaurant
Check out my latest article in the August 2016 issue of Let’s Eat Magazine— about some interesting South American varietals–including specific winery recommendations for each one. If you are in the Miami, FL area, look for the magazine in your mailbox, or at restaurants in Coral Gables. Enjoy!
Check out my latest article about Sipping Summertime Wine in the June 2016 issue of Let’s Eat Magazine!
Check out my article about rosé in the Spring 2016 digital issue of Coral Gables foodie magazine, Let’s Eat!