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!

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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 “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

Portugal’s “Hidden” Treasure: Principal Wines

Tucked into the heart of the Portuguese region of Bairrada is a state-of-the-art winery and vineyard producing some of the newest, freshest wines to date under the Principal name. Managed under the IDEALDRINKS umbrella, Principal wines are among some of the most sought-after Portuguese wine brands, soon-to-be worldwide. The wines produced here include red wines,… Continue reading Portugal’s “Hidden” Treasure: Principal Wines

October is H&W’s Anniversary Month (Part 2)

Woven throughout the months of spring and summer of this past year are posts that I wrote to support local small businesses and events that I attended either for work as a Host with DC Hot Spots, or for fun. I am a huge supporter of small businesses, in general, as opposed to larger corporations and… Continue reading October is H&W’s Anniversary Month (Part 2)

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… Continue reading The Southernmost Winery

Capitol Vineyards, Far from Capitol Hill

Virginia never ceases to amaze me with its rich history and climate potential for the winemaking business.  Though it is the oldest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia is very new when it comes to mass-producing and marketing wines made in the area. Most of the vineyards that you will find in this state are… Continue reading Capitol Vineyards, Far from Capitol Hill

Desert Rose Winery: Old West Charm Meets New Virginia Wine

Beyond the hustle of the busy DC city life that extends out a little ways into the hills of suburban Northern Virginia, you will stumble upon some of the most beautifully uncorrupted, heavenly land that God must have placed on earth as a reminder of things to come for those of us who are good.… Continue reading Desert Rose Winery: Old West Charm Meets New Virginia Wine

Virginia Wine in Spring Time

Yesterday, the weather in Northern Virginia finally started to show signs of spring...finally. It was absolutely beautiful! Temperatures were in the mid-60s, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. Hello Spring! What do we do in the mid-Atlantic when the weather is divine? We drink wine! As I've mentioned in some of my previous posts, Virginia… Continue reading Virginia Wine in Spring Time

First Post, Close to Home

Wow! Finally, my first real post. I must say that I have also been waiting patiently for this moment, as I know you have. What wine are you currently drinking as you write this inaugural post? (You ask impatiently.) Well, I can't say that I recommend this one. I'm currently sipping on an Australian Shiraz from… Continue reading First Post, Close to Home