Keep Cool with Pink Bubbly on Ice from Italy in Biscayne Times

August is notoriously one of the hottest months in the northern hemisphere, and here in South Florida, it is boiling. With the recent launch of Prosecco Rosé, there are even more options of refreshing sparkling wines out of Italy to enjoy and keep you cool in the hot summer sun. Put any of these bottles…

Toast to National Rosé Day with These 5 Bottles

Another wine holiday, you say? And it’s true. It seems there is one…well, every day. While I don’t subscribe to them all (definitely not Chardonnay day!), there are a few that I choose to single out and enjoy as an excuse to drink a very specific bottle(s). One of those days is National Rosé Day,…

Breaking the Rules in Love & Wine: Pasqua Wines

Ah, amore. It’s such a beautiful thing. Two young lovers from rival families breaking all the rules to run away with each other. It’s romantic–and tragic! The story of Romeo and Juliet is one that we all know well. These amorous Italian teens were destined to be together, even if that meant only through death. Their…

On Coravin: The Mystical Role of Music in Winemaking

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…

Pairing Wine While Dining Miami Spice-Style at Zucca

Miami Spice season is upon us! At many fine dining establishments throughout the 3-0-5, customers can choose to be treated to a three-course lunch or dinner for $23 or $39, respectively, exclusive of tip and tax. It’s a great time to explore cuisines and visit restaurants you’ve been meaning to try all year.  Sure, some…

“Through the Grapevine” with Pasqua Family Italian Wines

February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate love than with a bottle of wine from Verona, Italy, home of Romeo & Juliet? If you’re an Italian wine aficionado, you don’t want to miss Pasqua wines. Read my latest article in my “Through the Grapevine” column in South Florida Luxury Guide…