Quarantine Bottles Cont… What Was Life Like Before? (8)

As the weeks drag on, it’s getting harder and harder to remember what it was like to go out and not feel like you need to avoid every person around you. It’s odd to think about giving strangers a kiss on the cheek as we usually do upon greeting them in Miami. I haven’t hugged…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… Has Drinking Lost Its Fun? (6)

Still here self-isolating. It’s incredible to me that we have been at this for a full month. The last time we went to a restaurant, and the same day that we rescued the kitties was March 14th. Of course, I’ll never forget that day (adoption day), but now, it has much more significance. When we…

Easter Wines for Happy Times

Easter is just around the corner! Since we are all just staying home this year, what are we cooking? Usually, ham and lamb are on the menu for a traditional Easter dinner, so I thought I’d throw out some suggestions of wines that will pair nicely with either. Remember with any food and wine pairings,…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… Are We There Yet? (5)

I’ll tell you this. It’s not just all wine-drinking while we self-isolate, though it may seem that way from my social media and these quarantine tasting notes posts. We cook, we take occasional walks, too. We even adopted two adult cats at the beginning of all this, and they’ve been keeping us busy (Roy &…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… (4)

I’ve found that it’s easier just to section these blog posts out because let’s be honest, this list is just going to keep growing the longer we are ordered to stay home. If you were wondering, there are three previous articles with several bottles I’ve enjoyed while staying at home. You can find those tasting…

Five Wines You Should Bring on the Houseboat During the Fall

Red wine lovers, rejoice! I have an article for you. Picture this: it’s about 50 degrees outside, the sun is shining, and you’re sitting comfortably in a living room floating down a wide river. Yes, you’re watching college football on a big-screen TV, and you look to the left out the window and see nothing…

October Vino Column “Around the World in Seven Pinot Noirs”

One of the best things about drinking wine is that each bottle can transport you to a place and time where those grapes were grown and where that bottle was made. Follow me around the world through these seven economical Pinot Noirs from different regions in my October Vino column in Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times.

9 Wines I Tried in 2016 (and you should try them too!)

The end of every year brings about a time of reflection for most people. Time to reflect on the goals and achievements of the past year, and time to consider new milestones to accomplish in the coming year. In a wine lover’s life, this period of reflection will also include some of the wine highlights…

Dinner Party Wine (On a budget)

Most of my friends know that I am an avid wine drinker. OK, all of my friends know that. There are probably many bartenders around the country who know that as well. It is no secret that I can drink my fair share of red wine (I like the reds) on any given night. I…