April Vino Column “California, Here We Come”

It has been a couple months since I included domestic wines in my monthly Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper, so in April, I explore some economical red blends from California. Check it out & cheers!  

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…

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…

The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging

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…

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….