Lunch in a Wine Bar–Yes, Please

It’s a good idea to dip out of the office and visit Miami’s coolest little wine bar for a lunch break these days. Thanks to Happy Wine’s new lunch menu, you can be in and out in a brief amount of time, and enjoy a delicious tapas-style wine lunch for a good price. Happy Wine,… Continue reading Lunch in a Wine Bar–Yes, Please

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Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging

January 24, 2017- Honoring America’s wine-making prowess, The American Fine Wine Invitational (AFWI), one of the nation’s most prominent and prestigious wine events, announces these stunning results! This year, 850 wines from 230 wineries were included. THE JUDGING took place over MLK weekend on January 15 & 16 at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality &… Continue reading Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging

9 Wines I Tried in 2016 (and you should try them too!)

The end of every year brings about a time of reflection for most people. Time to reflect on the goals and achievements of the past year, and time to consider new milestones to accomplish in the coming year. In a wine lover’s life, this period of reflection will also include some of the wine highlights… Continue reading 9 Wines I Tried in 2016 (and you should try them too!)

Switch Up Your Wine Game This Fall

Tired of your same ole wine routine? Check out my latest article in Let's Eat Magazine for some new ideas!

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!

Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne

Pop and fizz, tiny pearlescent bubbles of celebration. Another year has begun, and the drink of choice to commemorate a joyous moment of camaraderie and excitement? Champagne: The iconic bubbly and companion to all momentous occasions universally. How did this wine beverage become so synonymous with celebrations? At what moment did Champagne become the standard of… Continue reading Beyond Bubbles: The Essence of Champagne

The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

During the time that I worked as a wine consultant in South Florida, I was lucky enough to meet one of the most famous winemakers in the industry who had been appropriately crowned the title, “The King of Cabernet Sauvignon” in 1988. The title was earned while he was winemaker at Groth Vineyard, and Robert… Continue reading The “King” of Cabernet Sauvignon & His Boutique Winery

Mega Purple in Your Wine, Oh My

Any wine lover knows that once you begin to drink better wines, it is virtually impossible to return to the grocery store brands you knew and loved in your earlier wine drinking days. Sure, you have one label here or there that you keep on reserve to take to those not-so-important dinner parties, but for… Continue reading Mega Purple in Your Wine, Oh My