On Coravin: Choosing a Wine for Every Type of Thanksgiving Meal

Is it just the media, or is everyone freaking out about what wines to serve at Thanksgiving dinner? It’s a common headline around this time of year, and I’m part of the writing frenzy, too. Chardonnay or Cabernet? Gamay or Sangiovese? There are so many choices that sometimes you can get decision fatigue just thinking…

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….

‘Tis the Season for a White Burgundy

With the warmer weather creeping in, you may be rosé-ing all day right now, but if you want to take a break and try something a little different, may I suggest a refreshing white Burgundy? White wine from Burgundy is almost always Chardonnay, but these wines are not your mother’s California Chardonnay. Typically, they are…

Discover a New Chablis

“There’s nothing better than a Chablis,” you may have heard someone say, and it is true that it can be hard to find a Chardonnay that is more “Chardonnay” than those found in the Burgundy region of Chablis. Perhaps it is the rich history of winemaking, along with the mysteries of terroir that add to…

Holiday Gift Guide to Buying Wine

The Fall 2018 issue of Let’s Eat magazine is hot off the presses! Check inside for my holiday gift-buying guide for your favorite wine lover–on page 15. Happy holiday wine shopping!

Chilean Wines to Indulge in This Week

South American wine is so hot right now, and not just because some of the best economical wines are coming out of that continent. Countries like Chile and Argentina have stunning wine countries with rich histories that can rival the countryside and wine folklore coming out of California or France. Perhaps the rustic nature of…

Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne

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…

“Cool” vs. “Hot” Climate Wines

It’s true that certain grape varietals require a certain climate to produce quality wine. In fact, climate determines whether grapes can survive well at all. There is a very scientific reason that grape vines grow the best only between certain latitudes – 30-50 degrees in each hemisphere — and this has a lot to do…