Wine and Art Merge at Wine by the Bay in Biscayne Times

I’m giving away all the wine secrets in my regular Vino columns in Biscayne Times, but that’s OK. I want you all to enjoy the fruits of Miami’s wine scene like I do. In April’s column, I introduce you to the man behind the legendary wine shop, Wine by the Bay, located in Miami’s Little…

American Wines for an American Holiday in Biscayne Times

The holiday season is back! Whether you plan on celebrating like normal or keeping it more low-key this year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the others will be here before you even know it! Will you be hosting any (small) holiday meals this year? For those of us who still plan on putting a turkey on…

Fall in Love with Beaujolais, New Biscayne Times Wine Column

Well, 2020 has been quite the year, right? Between hoarding toilet paper, global pandemics, national lockdowns, and a crazy election, we’ve been through a lot together. For many of us, the year has brought some good with the bad, and that’s something to be thankful for as we close out these last few months. For…

August Vino Column “Brave the Heat with Lighter Reds”

We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to the weather. Here in Florida, the past couple of weeks of August have felt like the warmest yet this year. When it comes to wine drinking, I’ve never been of the mindset that there is only one season for imbibing in a certain style…

“Through the Grapevine” Holiday Edition

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last month of this year AND the decade. Who even can remember as far back as 2010? What were we all doing? Pretty soon, we’ll be ringing in the new roaring 20s. Or will they be called something else? Before we get to the dawn of…

5 Miami Wine Shops for Every Kind of Wine-o

As you’re cruising around Miami thinking about your next bottle of vino, consider stopping by and supporting one of these local wine shops in your neighborhood. For the fancy wine-o Abaco Wines & Wine Bar Miami Design District Abaco’s owner, Ben Disesa, is a winemaker himself and can talk to you in detail about the…