SommTV Article; Discover Texas Wine and Its 8 Official Growing Areas

SommTV Article; Discover Texas Wine and Its 8 Official Growing Areas

Quite some time ago, I began an article about the Texas AVAs. I had never had a Texan wine, but I was curious. So I began researching. It took a long time to get everything organized and to actually sit down and finish the article. This was the first truly investigative piece that I have…

Cabernet Sauvignon; the Blood in Wine Lovers’ Hearts

Cabernet Sauvignon; the Blood in Wine Lovers’ Hearts

Are you familiar with Cabernet Franc, Carménère, or Carignan? Unless you are deep into the wine scene, these grape varieties probably aren’t rolling off the tip of your tongue. However, the odds are that you are familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon. You have seen it on the wine list of every restaurant you’ve sat down in….

Versatility is the Name of Chardonnay’s Game

Versatility is the Name of Chardonnay’s Game

Tomorrow, May 26th is National Chardonnay Day. Weren’t aware of the holiday? Well, it happens every year on the Thursday before Memorial Day. So mark your calendars and grab a bottle. In honor of the holiday, I would like to share an article I wrote that was published on drinkstack.com. Chardonnay has had a difficult…

Vintner Project Article; How Winemakers in Jumilla are Achieving The Perfect Expression of Monastrell

Vintner Project Article; How Winemakers in Jumilla are Achieving The Perfect Expression of Monastrell

As the world revolves around the sun, living organisms evolve. It is a constantly changing place and we must adapt in order to remain in it.  Some things are simpler than others to adapt to. If it’s cold outside, we put on a coat. When it’s raining, we either get wet and don’t care, or…

Santé Magazine Article: Aging a Wine; What Separates the Yea from the Nay?

Santé Magazine Article: Aging a Wine; What Separates the Yea from the Nay?

I’m thrilled to share with you that I have another article published in Santé Magazine. I am sure every wine lover has been asked the same question from their friends.  “This wine is  (insert any number) years old, is it still good to drink?” I can’t count the times I have been asked this question….

Santé Magazine Article: One Glass to Rule Them All

Santé Magazine Article: One Glass to Rule Them All

Times they are a changing! Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown. These lyrics by Bob Dylan are a perfect analogy for my life right now.  I began writing this blog in April of 2014 after calling a college friend and asking what the heck a…