The Secret Garden of Bolivian Wine

This week’s intimate wine tasting with a producer was one that was completely new to me. I’ve been labeled as someone who revels in all the weird little niche regions–like I started ringing the bell on Virginia wine years ago when everyone still thought nothing of it, and I recently had an eye-opening experience with…

Fall in Love with Beaujolais, New Biscayne Times Wine Column

Well, 2020 has been quite the year, right? Between hoarding toilet paper, global pandemics, national lockdowns, and a crazy election, we’ve been through a lot together. For many of us, the year has brought some good with the bad, and that’s something to be thankful for as we close out these last few months. For…

Feel Rebellious with Anarchist Wines

Anyone else feeling like 2020 has been one of the strangest times? This year has surely been one for the record books, and we’re only halfway through. With all the Shelter-in-Place (SIP) orders, I’ve been doing plenty of sipping at home with the many wine samples that come my way. I’m ever so grateful for…

June Vino Column “Stock Up & Hunker Down (Again)”

We’ve had a crazy year so far, and it’s only halfway through. Part of me is surprised by this, and part of me feels like it’s still March 15th when we went into lockdown.  Where did the past few months go? June Vino Column “Stock Up & Hunker Down (Again)” In South Florida, the summer…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… It’s May! Where are we at? (10)

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…

Quarantine Bottles Cont…A Month in Lockdown (7)

Remember when life felt more free? It’s almost hard to fathom at this point. We are stuck. It’s an earthly lifetime purgatory. Sure, it’s not all bad–more time to get things done, etc… but when you think about it, we are stalled. No one is going anywhere.  This has been going on for over a…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… Are We There Yet? (5)

I’ll tell you this. It’s not just all wine-drinking while we self-isolate, though it may seem that way from my social media and these quarantine tasting notes posts. We cook, we take occasional walks, too. We even adopted two adult cats at the beginning of all this, and they’ve been keeping us busy (Roy &…

Quarantine Bottles Cont… (4)

I’ve found that it’s easier just to section these blog posts out because let’s be honest, this list is just going to keep growing the longer we are ordered to stay home. If you were wondering, there are three previous articles with several bottles I’ve enjoyed while staying at home. You can find those tasting…