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… Continue reading Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne

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In Support of Art, Writing, and all Things Expression

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

Cahors, France: The French Malbec Story

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

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin & Light Photography

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