Wine Enthusiast Announces 40 Under 40 Tastemakers & a Friend Makes the List!

Yesterday, Wine Enthusiast announced online their 40 Under 40 Tastemakers for 2019, and I was proud to see a friend and Virginia winery CEO on the list. Kirk Wiles, CEO and Founder of Paradise Springs Winery located in Clifton, Virginia and now also in Santa Barbara, California is well-deserving of the recognition. The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under … Continue reading Wine Enthusiast Announces 40 Under 40 Tastemakers & a Friend Makes the List!

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

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 … Continue reading On Coravin: From Sea to Shining Sea: America’s First Bi-Coastal Winery

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

Mega Purple in Your Wine, Oh My

Any wine lover knows that once you begin to drink better wines, it is virtually impossible to return to the grocery store brands you knew and loved in your earlier wine drinking days. Sure, you have one label here or there that you keep on reserve to take to those not-so-important dinner parties, but for … Continue reading Mega Purple in Your Wine, Oh My