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Overheard at American Fine Wine Competition

Overheard at American Fine Wine Competition

The seventh annual American Fine Wine Competition, an invitational blind judging in South Florida, continues to gain prestige in the national wine community. We asked some of the 27 judges, and winning wine makers from among [...]

Uncorking the winning American Fine Wines

Uncorking the winning American Fine Wines

By Mark Gauert Judges smelled, swirled and sipped a record 766 wines at the American Fine Wine Competition, South Florida’s home-grown national wine event now in its seventh year. Wines from California dominated the competition judged [...]

What to drink when the price is no object

What to drink when the price is no object

By Bob Hosmon If you’re like most of us, you usually drink modestly priced or even budget priced wines. But the next time you’re shopping for a wine to complement an especially special meal, consider practicing “p.i.n.o” [...]

American Fine Wine Competition winners announced

American Fine Wine Competition winners announced

By Mark Gauert Judges smelled, swirled and sipped a record 766 wines at the American Fine Wine Competition, South Florida’s home-grown national wine event now in its seventh year. Wines from California dominated the competition judged [...]

Top American wines named in South Florida competition

Top American wines named in South Florida competition

By Mark Gauert Judges smelled, swirled and sipped a record 766 wines at the American Fine Wine Competition, South Florida’s home-grown national wine event now in its seventh year. Wines from California dominated the competition judged [...]

New year, new wines that will not disappoint

New year, new wines that will not disappoint

By Bob Hosmon Ever have a wine from Washington State? One winery in the Walla Walla Valley that enjoys acclaim well beyond its borders is L’Ecole No. 11. Indeed, the L’Ecole No. 11 Seven Hills Vineyard [...]

Wines to bring cheers to a holiday gift list

Wines to bring cheers to a holiday gift list

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert The 2012 Natura Sauvignon Blanc ($11), an organic white produced from grapes grown in Chile’s justly famous Casablanca Valley, is clean and crisp on the palate and one of the [...]

Craft beer breweries boom in South Florida

Craft beer breweries boom in South Florida

By Jan Norris Craft beers are booming, and a number of breweries are springing up in South Florida. Beer lovers can now talk to brewers in person here, as well as take tours and sample the [...]

Blanc check: Sampling the other white wines

Blanc check: Sampling the other white wines

By Bob Hosmon I like Chardonnay. I’ve never been an advocate of the ABC (“Anything But Chardonnay”) mentality. I never will. But I do wish consumers would sometimes venture out of their comfort zone and consider something [...]

Sparkling wines and roses to beat the heat

Sparkling wines and roses to beat the heat

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert Fed up with the doldrums of a lingering summer? Then go for something different. Paint the town “pink” with some easy-to-like, quaffable rosé sparklers. These bubblies, whether enjoyed solo or [...]