“Through the Grapevine” with Folio Fine Wine Partners in South Florida Luxury Guide

Over the summer, I worked with South Florida Luxury Guide magazine and Folio Fine Wine Partners to choose wines for a lovely six-course VIP dining experience. We had an incredible event, and I was able to write about the wines and the pairings for the Winter Issue of the South Florida Luxury Guide in my… Continue reading “Through the Grapevine” with Folio Fine Wine Partners in South Florida Luxury Guide

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October Vino Column “Sweet Treats for Your Wine Glass”

Halloween may be the holiday where the kids get to run around and fill baskets full of candies and chocolates, but that doesn't mean they're the only ones who can have fun! Check out my latest Vino Column in Biscayne Times for some "sweet treats" for your wine glass! Cheers!

Get Your Tickets to the Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival Here!

Don't miss the 9th Annual Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival happening on Saturday, November 3rd at the Coral Gables Museum. Tickets are available through this link and make sure you use the code, OJALA1001, when you buy your tickets for a nice discount! Over 300 brands of fine wine, craft beer and spirits on top… Continue reading Get Your Tickets to the Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival Here!

August Vino Column “Battle of the Sauvignon Blancs”

What could be hotter than a wine rivalry? You decide: California or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Check out my latest Vino column in Biscayne Times for some economical suggestions from each region.  

July Vino Column “Celebrate the Fourth with USA Wines”

We may be past the Fourth of July, but it's never too late to celebrate with economical wines from California's Central Coast. Check out my latest Vino column in Biscayne Times for some suggestions!

California Dreaming: 48 Hours in Paso Robles Wine Country

The Summer 2018 issue of Let's Eat Magazine is making its way around town! You can read it online here. Check out my article with suggestions on how to spend a couple days in Paso Robles Wine Country on page 15. Cheers!

June Vino Column “Old World Sipping for Your Miami Picnic”

Who doesn't love a great summer picnic? (People who live in tropical zones where it storms all the time!) But hey, if you live somewhere north of Florida, or you want to enjoy the last semi-nice days before we get into the real stormy weather here in South Florida, check out my latest Vino column… Continue reading June Vino Column “Old World Sipping for Your Miami Picnic”

March Vino Column “Springtime Means Pinot Grigio”

Check out my latest "Vino" column in Miami-based newspaper, Biscayne Times, for some economical suggestions of refreshing Pinot Grigios for Springtime. Cheers!  

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… Continue reading Stunning Gaia Wine from Argentina

The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging

January 22, 2018, South Florida: Announced today were the winners of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition, where more than 630 wines from 200 wineries vied for top honors in the invitation-only event. The Judging -- conducted by a 28-member blue ribbon panel of wine industry journalists,educators, restaurateurs, retailers, and top sommeliers from across the country… Continue reading The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging