What could be hotter than a wine rivalry? You decide: California or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Check out my latest Vino column in Biscayne Times for some economical suggestions from each region.
It's true that certain grape varietals require a certain climate to produce quality wine. In fact, climate determines whether grapes can survive well at all. There is a very scientific reason that grape vines grow the best only between certain latitudes – 30-50 degrees in each hemisphere -- and this has a lot to do… Continue reading “Cool” vs. “Hot” Climate Wines
As an avid red wine drinker, I usually do not find myself getting all excited about a certain type of white wine. However, it is Hot Hot Hot outside, and the big reds are just not as enticing as they are when the weather is slightly less sticky. So what is my new summertime wine… Continue reading New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the Summertime
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… Continue reading Dinner Party Wine (On a budget)