Wine in the Time of Corona(virus)

From restaurants to attractions closing their doors, it’s hard not to wonder how everything is going to turn out. Luckily, you can do your part to help small businesses stay afloat. This one is for my Miami winos—a shopping guide for local wine in a time of Coronavirus.

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…

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…

Wining in Lebanon

I’m always excited to dive into a new region, so I was particularly thrilled when Florida Wine Academy invited me to a special tasting of wines from Lebanon⁠—especially since my family, down the line, is Lebanese (thought you knew everything about me, ha!) Winemakers from Terre Joie and Sept Winery traveled far across the pond…