Oaked or unoaked? That is the question! At least when it comes to Chardonnay. Where do you stand? Are you a steel tank aging-only kinda gal? Or an oakey-dokey bloke? When it comes to styles of Chardonnay, there can be quite a bit of controversy. How you enjoy your glass of wine is completely up... Continue Reading →
Quarantine Bottles Cont… It’s May! Where are we at? (10)
Well, folks. I think I'm going to wrap up this series right here. It has been fun chronicling my wine tasting notes throughout this period of isolation and lockdown, but eight weeks' worth of bottles is a lot of tasting notes (65+ bottles over 10 posts, and that's not including the repeat wines or ones... Continue Reading →
Quarantine Bottles Cont… What Was Life Like Before? (8)
As the weeks drag on, it's getting harder and harder to remember what it was like to go out and not feel like you need to avoid every person around you. It's odd to think about giving strangers a kiss on the cheek as we usually do upon greeting them in Miami. I haven't hugged... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →
‘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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
November Vino Column “Wines for the Thanksgiving Table”
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!
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!
May Vino Column “Have Some French Chardonnay for May”
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!