Yo hago lo que me da la gana

Yo hago lo que me da la gana—like drink white wine in the winter. Last weekend, while the rest of the country was covered in snow, I enjoyed a crisp day outside in my shorts (sorry to rub it in) with Quinta de Couselo’s Turonia Albariño 2018. This wine comes from the Rías Baixas appellation…

Chillable Reds

With fall in the air—not really in Miami, but everywhere else—it’s time to break out the reds. Since it’s still pretty hot and humid down here, I’m breaking out the chillable reds like Domaine Ruet Cote de Brouilly 2016.    The Ruet Family Estate Winery has sat on the terrain of Voujon in Cercié-en-Beaujolais at…

Treat Yo Self

Some weeknights, you just gotta (in Tom Haverford voice) treat yo self! After a long day at work and brutal workout, I decided it was time for some wine and lobster. Despite by nagging urge to open Champagne, I opted for something more weeknight friendly and pulled a Bande de Louve Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Gang…

COVID-19 Travels through my Glass

Ah, 2020, what an unexpected journey you’ve been. This summer, I was supposed to take a couple of trips, including a wine trip to Abruzzo in Italy. Luckily, I can still travel through a wine glass and hopefully go next year. I chose Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé 2017 for the occasion. Abruzzo is located…

Starting Summer with La Fête du Rosé

It’s officially the beginning of summer (even though it’s felt like summer in Miami for a while), which means it’s time for long Rosé-filled days outdoors. To toast to the occasion, I grabbed a bottle of La Fête du Rosé 2018. Founded by Donae Burston, this Black-owned wine label is produced in collaboration with notable…

Sharing the Love of Sherry

Are you a fan of Sherry? I didn’t know a thing about it until I dove into Jerez at Florida Wine Academy’s Vinosummit back in March. During my WSET Level 2 course last week, Sherry made another appearance as we tasted Bodegas Lustau Fino Jarana as part of the chapter on fortified wines. Fortified wines…

40 Ounce Gamay!?

These days, I just wanna have fun in any way I can—from experimenting in the kitchen to exercising my green thumb in the garden. It’s all about the little things that keep us going. Yesterday, I grabbed a festive outfit for a relatively “fun” workout and thought, “I have a wine that pairs well with…

Chablis and Me

Early on in my wine journey, I wasn’t a big fan of Chardonnay—I had drunk too many California butter bombs—until I met Chablis. From the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France, Chablis is my favorite expression of Chardonnay.

Wigging Out in Quarantine

I’m going on week five of working from home and probably week three of a pretty legitimate quarantine. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. I miss the weekly routine, my friends and family, my CrossFit cult community, eating at restaurants, running pointless errands, paddle boarding—the list can…

Sweaty Rosé Sips

With everything on lockdown, I’m still managing to get my crossfit in. Yes, at a home gym aka my wine-drinking deck, but it’s a decent place to get my sweat on. After a workout these days, instead of avoiding alcohol because of the calories, I treat myself with a nice glass of vino. It’s the…