My latest Vino column in Biscanye Times is all about decoding the bubbly of Champagne. Check it out for tips on choosing your next bottle for the holidays -- like how to read the label to understand what you are getting! You can find my article in print or online at BiscayneTimes.com.
My latest Biscayne Times Vino column is about a winery in Chile called Viña Los Vascos. Check out the article to learn more about this Chilean winery, its iconic wines, and which major player in the industry has invested in the business. Philippe Rolet is the Estate Manager for Viña Los Vascos. Image courtesy of... Continue Reading →
My May Vino column in Miami's best newspaper, Biscayne Times, covers a few great bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina and Chile. Find it in the "Dish & Drink" section of the paper online or in print. You can read The Case for South American Cabernet Sauvignon article HERE. Photo courtesy of Bodega Catena Zapata.
I'll admit that it isn't always easy to compile these types of lists. First of all, do you even care? That's always my question. (If you don't, feel free to stop reading now.) Secondly, I don't necessarily keep track of "favorites" throughout the year, because my favorite bottle one day could be overruled by a... Continue Reading →
I got to write about my favorite grape in many of its forms and styles in the October issue of Biscayne Times. Read the article on the Biscayne Times website here. There are several types of Grenache grapes that can be made into different styles of wine.
I moved to the Washington D.C. area almost exactly 11 years ago. It was September, I remember, because my first day at my new job in Tysons Corner, VA was right around Labor Day. It wouldn't be long before the leaves would start to change, and I would get a taste of my first mid-Atlantic... Continue Reading →
Another wine holiday, you say? And it’s true. It seems there is one…well, every day. While I don’t subscribe to them all (definitely not Chardonnay day!), there are a few that I choose to single out and enjoy as an excuse to drink a very specific bottle(s). One of those days is National Rosé Day,... Continue Reading →
It's springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, but for those of us in South Florida, it certainly feels like the dead of summer already! Relax and enjoy the heat with a chilled bottle of one of these wines. All great options for year-round drinking, if you ask me. My latest Vino column for Biscayne Times: Sippin'... Continue Reading →
Can you feel the heat? If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are that you are feeling extremely hot these days. For those of us living in Florida, the temps are magnified by the suffocating humidity. Come August, it often feels like we just can't cool down ever. For wine drinkers, this heat means... Continue Reading →
Oaked or unoaked? That is the question! At least when it comes to Chardonnay. Where do you stand? Are you a steel tank aging-only kinda gal? Or an oakey-dokey bloke? When it comes to styles of Chardonnay, there can be quite a bit of controversy. How you enjoy your glass of wine is completely up... Continue Reading →