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 →
It's hard to believe that it's May already! What happened to the last couple of months? Oh, that's right... we lost them somewhere between the living room and the bedroom. There is no doubt that I've been enjoying some wonderful wine during quarantine time, and I've provided some tasting notes for many of those bottles... 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 →