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!
Charisma never dies—or at least, it lives on through the legacies created by those who possess it and use it for good. So it almost seems unnecessary to commemorate what would have been a mere 100 years of a charismatic life, when we have the rest of time to enjoy it. However, any occasion is … More Frank Sinatra: 100 Years of Ol’ Blue Eyes
It may seem strange for me to talk about a fine-dining experience being “so far away” in Miami, when I spent the better part of several months while working in the wine industry regularly making the trek down to Homestead for Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms, but Chef Adrianne’s fantastical restaurant is located … More Fabulous Chef Adrianne in a Far Away Restaurant
Pop and fizz, tiny pearlescent bubbles of celebration. Another year has begun, and the drink of choice to commemorate a joyous moment of camaraderie and excitement? Champagne: The iconic bubbly and companion to all momentous occasions universally. How did this wine beverage become so synonymous with celebrations? At what moment did Champagne become the standard of … More Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne
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 … More “Dinner in Paradise” 2015 Gourmet Dinner & Wine Series Kicks Off at Paradise Farms in Homestead, FL
Life has been busy lately, and admittedly, I have not been paying much attention to the world outside of my realm of work and play. However, the horrific attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris has caught my attention, and my heart is breaking for the lives of those killed, as well as for the … More In Support of Art, Writing, and all Things Expression
It is that time of year…already! Happy holiday cheer surrounds us everywhere we look—storefronts, front yards, dinner tables, and inside the kitchen. The turkey is being dressed and the pies are in the oven. Everything seems perfect. Except that under the surface, someone hosting Thanksgiving dinner is in a panic wondering which wine they should … More Thanksgiving Pairings: Food & Wine