Transport Yourself to the South of France with Wine in Biscayne Times

You don’t have to twist my arm! My September Vino column for Miami’s Biscayne Times newspaper is about the wines of Gérard Bertrand. He’s known around the world for his iconic “South of France” lifestyle and biodynamic winemaking, as well as his annual Jazz à l’Hospitalet music festival that takes place at his Château L’Hospitalet…

The American Fine Wine Competition in Miami in Biscayne Times

Very rarely do I get to write first-person essays about my life in wine beyond the pages of this blog, but I did recently have the chance to tell a story for my latest monthly Vino column in Biscayne Times. The American Fine Wine Competition in Biscayne Times For the past few years–three, maybe four–…

3 Days in Miami Beach on Winetraveler.com

As a Miami native, I’m often asked about my recommendations for places to eat and things to do while visiting South Florida. My suggestions will change depending on budget and the type of weekend you are looking to enjoy (crazy, cultural, or cuisine-based). Miami is a fast-moving town, and that’s definitely not referring to the…

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…

Celebrate Vino with Vinya in Biscayne Times

In my February Vino column for Biscayne Times newspaper, learn more about the Miami-based wine subscription service, Vinya, led by renowned sommelier, Allegra Angelo. Celebrate Vino with Vinya in Biscayne Times

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…

Earning Wine Certifications in the Time of COVID

There’s no doubt that it has been a tough few months for the hospitality industry and all of those who rely on it for income and livelihood. This includes those of us in the wine industry who also work in events and consulting. Overall, the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have been devastating for…

June Vino Column “Stock Up & Hunker Down (Again)”

We’ve had a crazy year so far, and it’s only halfway through. Part of me is surprised by this, and part of me feels like it’s still March 15th when we went into lockdown.  Where did the past few months go? June Vino Column “Stock Up & Hunker Down (Again)” In South Florida, the summer…

April Vino Column “Catch Up with Wines Down Under”

It often feels weird to read things that were written before we rapidly descended into this world of lockdowns and quarantines, but we know that the world existed in some form of “normalcy” before; we are in a new normal; we will come out of it in some form of a mix between the two,…