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. … Continue reading June Vino Column “Southern Hemisphere Chardonnays”
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 … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for a White Burgundy
“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 … Continue reading Discover a New Chablis
Which wines will you be serving for Thanksgiving this year? If you're stumped, check out my November Vino column in Biscayne Times for some economical suggestions. Cheers!
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!
In my latest Vino Column, you will find some economical French Chardonnay suggestions to help you celebrate International Chardonnay Day AND National Wine Day this May! Cheers!
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 … Continue reading Chilean Wines to Indulge in This Week
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 … Continue reading Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne
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 … Continue reading “Cool” vs. “Hot” Climate Wines
Join us this Thursday, March 6th from 6:30PM-8:30PM at Treehouse Wine & Spirits (233 Aragon Avenue) in Coral Gables, FL for a tasting of four Robert Rex wines. We will be tasting Red Rex & White Rex from Deerfield Ranch Winery, as well as the Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay from Arroba (@) Winery (sister winery of … Continue reading “Clean” Wine Tasting With Robert Rex Wines