Grillo in the Garden

Monday is upon us and I have a case of the Monday Blues. Luckily, I have memories of the weekend to help me get by. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so I soaked up as much of it as I could – especially in the garden with some 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo. Cusumano Winery is…

Grillo & Oysters

When my lovely New Yorker girlfriends are in Miami, we love wining and dining around town. Last time, we stopped at Mignonette, a former 1930s gas station turned oyster bar/seafood restaurant, and had one delicious evening. Courtesy Mignonette We chose a variety of plates to share including oysters—Rockefeller and raw, charred octopus, lobster deviled eggs,…

Italian Flavors in NYC

During my last visit to New York City, my friends put together a proper Italian meal for me – complete with Italian wine from Eataly 😋 The first was a 2015 Tamí Grillo from Sicily. This wine is farmed organically, and is fermented naturally and aged for six months in stainless steel. The wine is…

A Taste of Fall

Being born and raised in Miami, I’m only used to two seasons – hot and hotter – but this past weekend I was lucky enough to experience (real) autumn for the first time! We took a weekend trip to New York to celebrate my birthday and relish in fall festivities. It has been a warm…