On Coravin: The Voyage of Viognier in the U.S.

There are some grapes that you don’t see very often on wine lists, but when you get a great bottle of these varieties, it can take your night from “good” to “great.” One of these grapes is Viognier. I’m a big fan of this white Rhône variety that was nearly extinct about 50 years ago,…

On Coravin: Albariño & Seafood: A Wine & Food Pair Made in Paradise

“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…

March Vino Column “Iberian Wines Pair Well with Spring”

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!

Discover a New Chablis

“There’s nothing better than a Chablis,” you may have heard someone say, and it is true that it can be hard to find a Chardonnay that is more “Chardonnay” than those found in the Burgundy region of Chablis. Perhaps it is the rich history of winemaking, along with the mysteries of terroir that add to…

January Vino Column “Easy-on-the-Wallet Wines For the New Year”

Can you believe it is 2019 already? 100 years ago, our country was about to pass an amendment that would ban the making and selling of alcohol, sending our country into a 13-year long prohibition of alcohol. But that didn’t stop Americans from partying! Are we ready for the “Roaring 20s” again? Can we do…

JUSTIN and Fleming’s, a Perfect Partner in Food & Wine

Juicy American Wagyu Strip and a dark and sultry Cabernet blend only represented one course of the five I was lucky enough to enjoy recently at a JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery dinner hosted by Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. It was an evening to match any of the top wine dinners I’ve…

Spice it Up, With These White Wines

The latest issue of Let’s Eat magazine is out, and it’s all about Miami Spice! So how are you “spicing up” your wine selection this year? Check out a few of my suggestions for your next Miami Spice-y meal! Cheers!

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…