American Wines for an American Holiday in Biscayne Times

The holiday season is back! Whether you plan on celebrating like normal or keeping it more low-key this year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the others will be here before you even know it! Will you be hosting any (small) holiday meals this year? For those of us who still plan on putting a turkey on…

Feel Rebellious with Anarchist Wines

Anyone else feeling like 2020 has been one of the strangest times? This year has surely been one for the record books, and we’re only halfway through. With all the Shelter-in-Place (SIP) orders, I’ve been doing plenty of sipping at home with the many wine samples that come my way. I’m ever so grateful for…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… (3)

My third blog post in this series makes sense to post now because we are coming into our third week in quarantine. Today is basically day 16–I’m counting from the last time we ate out at a restaurant and adopted our two new kitties because we’ve basically been inside ever since (aside from essential errands)….

On Coravin: The Voyage of Viognier in the U.S.

There are some grapes that you don’t see very often on wine lists, but when you get a great bottle of these varieties, it can take your night from “good” to “great.” One of these grapes is Viognier. I’m a big fan of this white Rhône variety that was nearly extinct about 50 years ago,…

You Won’t Need a Divorce to Enjoy this Alimony

Alimony doesn’t always have to be a dirty word. But if it is to you, consider finding a way to add a more positive association to it. How about attaching it to a bottle of wine from a Napa Valley producer who may have had some experience on the wrong end of a marriage?  Luckily,…

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…

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…

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!