Sleeper Sample: Sosie Cabernet Franc

What makes a wine catch my attention? That’s a great question. As a wine judge for the American Fine Wine Competition and others, it’s something that I look for every time I’m tasting a wine. I’m asking myself, “does this wine stand out?” To be quite honest, the usual answer is “no.” It’s true that…

Find Your New Favorite Bottle of Wine at Wine Insiders

What if I told you that there was a great way to discover new wines by having an assortment of bottles delivered right to your door? Sounds easy enough, right?  When you order on Wine Insiders, you have the opportunity to choose exactly which wines you want to drink, or you can pick one of…

September Vino Column “A Sampling of Rhône Reds”

I’m a sucker for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, but if you’re on a tight budget and craving that special blend, you might have to stick with a Côtes du Rhône. Luckily for all of us, I tried seven of your average economical red Rhône wines in my September Vino column in Miami’s Biscayne Times newspaper, and…

June Vino Column “Southern Hemisphere Chardonnays”

As I’m posting this on my site, I’m sitting in Beaune, France, in the middle of Burgundy wine country, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme. While I may be far from the Southern Hemisphere currently, my Vino column in Biscayne Times newspaper covering wines from south of the Equator is hot off the presses….

Stunning Gaia Wine from Argentina

Over the course of the six weeks that I traveled through Argentina last year, I tasted and experienced many different wines from that beautiful country. From a Blind Wine Tasting Adventure in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires hosted by Buenos Aires Art Tours to an actual off-the-beaten-path adventure to the highest winery in the world…

July Vino Column–Biscayne Times

Happy to announce that I am taking over the “Vino” column found in the local Miami newspaper, Biscayne Times. Check out my monthly column (in print or online) for reviews of affordable wines. Cheers!

South American Wine: Beyond Malbec!

Check out my latest article in the August 2016 issue of  Let’s Eat Magazine— about some interesting South American varietals–including specific winery recommendations for each one. If you are in the Miami, FL area, look for the magazine in your mailbox, or at restaurants in Coral Gables. Enjoy!

The Finest Wine in America at the American Fine Wine Competition

Over 750 of the country’s best wines have made their way to South Florida this month for the 7th annual American Fine Wine Competition and Gala held in Boca Raton. This event serves to showcase top American winemakers and labels that often fly under the radar of the average wine consumer, and even many experts….

The Southernmost Winery

The best part about “moving home,“ even if it is temporarily, or especially if it is temporarily, is that you get to discover places and things that you may not have explored before when you were too busy taking everything for granted.  Though I miss spending my weekends traversing Virginia Wine Country, and whipping my…

Chima Steakhouse: Tysons Corner Delight

Despite living in the DC-metro area for three years now, it was not until Wednesday night of this week that I discovered one of Northern Virginia’s most delicious dining experiences. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner has to be one of the most savory and unique dining experiences you can have for a completely reasonable…