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…

Vino Sips at Vinosummit

Whenever I’m passionate about something, I just dive right in and immerse myself in it. I started blogging about wine as a self-taught hobby but started taking classes and going to tastings whenever possible. The world of wine is so expansive and there is always something new to learn, so I was thrilled to see…

Winter Whites

The latest wine in my glass was Alois Lageder’s Haberle Pinot Bianco 2018.    

Natural Wines—So Trending Right Now

Natural wines have been all the buzz recently, but what are they? I stopped by a wine lab at Florida Wine Academy to get the skinny on the latest wine fab. The fabulous Nicole Ramos was leading the lab and gave us a lot to sip on—both metaphorically and physically. Natural wines are… Farmed sustainably,…

Join Me at VinoSummit

Curious about blind tasting? Want to explore old world versus new world? How do you untangle Barolo and Brunello? And what’s the deal with sparkling wine? Get the answers to all these questions and more at VinoSummit, presented by Florida Wine Academy, March 8-9, 2020 at The Biltmore Hotel. Join me for the first conference…

Wine Country with Pelaverga

While the rest of the country is dealing with snow, we have been having such pleasant weather—lower temperatures and less humidity. I certainly can’t complain! I’ve been enjoying the seasonal change on my recently constructed DIY deck (by yours truly) with my new patio furniture. I like to call it my “wine country.” My latest…

Ladies Who Lunch with Saget La Perrière

Who loves the Loire Valley? With more than 4,000 wineries, I’ve been trying to scratch the surface of the region. Luckily, I was invited to a fabulous Saget La Perrière lunch at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, so I was happy to use that for my “research.” Photo by Jordan Braun The Loire Valley wine…

Master Somm Certified-Sips at Disney Springs

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is head up to Orlando and visit Disney World. They have the best decorations, the weather is so crisp, and, honestly, it’s just magical place to be. To kick off the festivities, I stopped by Wine Bar George in Disney Springs for some dinner…

Don Melchor in Miami

‘Tis the season for events, which can even be said about the wine scene in Miami.