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…

“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…

Some Photos from Rome

Whoa, I totally skipped out on writing about my Europe trip this past April. Well, what can I say? Austria was beautiful, and Rome was incredible. Here are some iPhone shots from Roma. Such an enchanting city.

It Rains Mud in Rome

…And other things I learned on my trip to Europe: COMING SOON! I promise I will post more about Austria and Italy once I get a moment to write a post–between working for money, writing for my UCLA course, and traveling to Minneapolis for work this week, I’m losing out on time to write what…