Several years ago when I first met Aurelio Montes, Jr., winemaker at Montes Wines in Chile, to taste his wines during a visit to Miami Beach, he explained to me the process of using Gregorian chants in his cellars where some of the premium Montes wines aged in barrels. It was a technique that I … Continue reading On Coravin: The Mystical Role of Music in Winemaking
If you find yourself traveling north to south through France, there's a good chance that you may end up somewhere along the beautiful Rhône River at some point during your journey. In fact, during a recent trip through French wine country, we ended up inadvertently crossing that river a total of about 20 times--although, this is … Continue reading On Coravin: What’s So Special About Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
After spending a few wonderful days in Champagne, I was able to share more about the region in my two-day guide on Winetraveler.com. When you plan your trip to Champagne, don't forget to check out the article! Let me know if you have any questions about the region. Cheers to Champagne!
Check out my first article for the Coravin company blog and journey with me through the land of Grenache!
Deciding where to plan your next wine vacation can be a bit daunting. With so many options from Napa to New Zealand, it’s easy to see how any wine-o can develop decision fatigue. Do you want to drink Pinot Grigio or Pinotage? Would you rather sip Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon? Visit the ocean or the … Continue reading 5 Wine Regions to Visit in 2019
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
Life has been busy lately, and admittedly, I have not been paying much attention to the world outside of my realm of work and play. However, the horrific attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris has caught my attention, and my heart is breaking for the lives of those killed, as well as for the … Continue reading In Support of Art, Writing, and all Things Expression
It is simply undeniable that the Argentine Malbec has eclipsed many other red varietals as one of the most popular wines on the market right now. Rarely do you speak with a lover of wines who does not include Malbec in his or her list of favorites, and often these same people will be able … Continue reading Cahors, France: The French Malbec Story
I’ve been a little more creative than usual lately. There must be something in the October air… I recently linked up with Miami-based (soon to be New Orleans-based) photographer and videographer, Joe F. Cardenas. Joe and I have done a few shoots together on land and under water, but perhaps the most interesting and most … Continue reading Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin & Light Photography