Another holiday season, another holiday bubbly article by yours truly. This year, I'm focusing on three bottles of traditional method sparkling wines from Europe that are great values for the quality. No Champagne here, but give Cava, Crémant, or Trentodoc a try. You can read my latest Vino column for Biscayne Times here. photo courtesy... Continue Reading →
Well, folks. I think I'm going to wrap up this series right here. It has been fun chronicling my wine tasting notes throughout this period of isolation and lockdown, but eight weeks' worth of bottles is a lot of tasting notes (65+ bottles over 10 posts, and that's not including the repeat wines or ones... Continue Reading →
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 &... Continue Reading →
My third blog post in this series makes sense to post now because we are coming into our third week in quarantine. Today is basically day 16--I'm counting from the last time we ate out at a restaurant and adopted our two new kitties because we've basically been inside ever since (aside from essential errands).... Continue Reading →
"What grows together goes together." This is one of the rules of wine and food pairing, and the rule I go by when pairing seafood and the Spanish specialty, Albariño. Follow me as I walk through five seafood and Albariño pairings in my latest article for the Coravin wine blog. (You may be surprised by... Continue Reading →
Is it spring yet? Some of you up north may be wondering. When you're ready to switch wine gears, it may be time to try some new Iberian whites this spring! Check out my March Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper for some economical suggestions of Spanish and Portuguese white wines! Cheers!
A few weeks ago, I attended an event all about Spain in the Design District just north of downtown Miami. This event was a vast and comprehensive display of Spanish food, design, and of course, wine. Attendees were greeted with tables full of enticing Spanish cheeses (and not just my favorite, Manchego), and olives--including some... Continue Reading →