Muscadine Grape Profile on Winetraveler.com

I’m not a complete convert by any means, but I was recently pleasantly surprised by some of the Muscadine wines I tasted in Florida when I visited San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine. If you are from the Southeast United States, you may be well versed in the many uses for Muscadine grapes. These native…

The Cork and Bottle, New Smyrna Beach, FL

In the spirit of supporting local small businesses, and in the taste of wine, I would like to introduce you all to a quaint little wine bar I discovered on Canal Street in Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL. Though I’m only passing through the area on an “east-coast-of-Florida road trip,” I thought I’d give…

In Self-Defense of Florida, and the Ironies of Gun Violence

I grew up in Florida, and I’m damn proud of it. Sure, we have our crazies and wackos and all the shenanigans that you read about in the news, but we also have miles and miles of glorious oceanfront property, and beautiful, untouched ecosystems in the form of fragile swamplands. We boast being the home…