March Vino Column “Wine in a Can”

Canned wine is all the rage now! Or is it? Have you tried one yet? It may sound like a foreign concept to the strictest wine-lovers, but canned wines can actually be quite convenient. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Amanda Fraga, Head Sommelier for The Genuine Hospitality Group, and I recently…

January Vino Column “Alternative Old World Wines at a Bargain”

Wow, can you believe it’s 2020? Just think about it. 100 years ago, our fellow Americans were entering into 13 long years of alcohol prohibition. It’s hard to believe that someone could survive 13 years without being able to just go over to their neighborhood wine shop and buy whatever bottles they wanted. It’s unfathomable…

December Vino Column “Celebrate with Bubbly on a Budget”

I’ll admit that I LOVE Champagne. I really do. In fact, I attended two Champagne parties in one day earlier this week during Miami’s Art Basel. Two fantastic Champagne parties with flowing, unlimited bubbly. For a Champagne lover, it was a pretty perfect day. However, Champagne is often very expensive, and hardly ever what you…

November Vino Column “Perfect Wines for the Thanksgiving Table”

It’s hard to believe that it’s November of 2019 already. Pretty soon, we are going to ringing in  2020 and a brand new decade! But first, we must get through the holidays. Every dinner host has a moment of panic during this time of year. Whether it’s worrying about having the right amount of food…

October Vino Column “Around the World in Seven Pinot Noirs”

One of the best things about drinking wine is that each bottle can transport you to a place and time where those grapes were grown and where that bottle was made. Follow me around the world through these seven economical Pinot Noirs from different regions in my October Vino column in Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times.

September Vino Column “A Sampling of Rhône Reds”

I’m a sucker for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, but if you’re on a tight budget and craving that special blend, you might have to stick with a Côtes du Rhône. Luckily for all of us, I tried seven of your average economical red Rhône wines in my September Vino column in Miami’s Biscayne Times newspaper, and…

August Vino Column “West Coast Sauv Blancs for East Coast Tastes”

It’s the old East Coast/West Coast rivalry, but this time, we just have to decide if we want to drink these West Coast Sauvignon Blancs at these economical prices. I love writing my monthly Vino column for Miami’s best newspaper, Biscayne Times, because it’s a quick snapshot of some of the wine options available within…

July Vino Column “Italian, Not Pinot Grigio”

Are you sweating like crazy this summer? Is it just me, or is this one of the hottest summers in recent memory? We are at the height of white wine season now in July, so time to break out all the trusty favorites that leave you feeling chilled down and relaxed. Any Pinot Grigio fans…

June Vino Column “Southern Hemisphere Chardonnays”

As I’m posting this on my site, I’m sitting in Beaune, France, in the middle of Burgundy wine country, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme. While I may be far from the Southern Hemisphere currently, my Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper covering wines from south of the Equator is hot off the presses….