Archive for 'Quick Sips'

Top American wines announced at competition

Top American wines announced at competition

By Mark Gauert Judges at this year’s American Fine Wine Competition, South Florida’s home-grown national wine competition, awarded a record number of Double Gold and Gold medals in a bountiful award year for winemakers from California [...]

Home wine storage ideas, off the beaten rack

Home wine storage ideas, off the beaten rack

By Bob Hosmon Unless you’re a serious wine collector who purchases numerous expensive bottles and waits years for them to age, you don’t need to keep your wines in a refrigerated professional-grade storage unit. Keep in [...]

Uncorking wines you’ll love at first sip

Uncorking wines you’ll love at first sip

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert When it comes to wine, many consumers tend to stick with one or two reds and one or two whites they like and leave it at that. If that’s you, [...]

The story behind the Palm Beach Wine Auction

The story behind the Palm Beach Wine Auction

When Ted Mandes was nine-years-old, he went on a school field trip to hear a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. For the young Mandes it was a come-to-culture experience, one that would [...]

Wines to give when year’s been very good

Wines to give when year’s been very good

  Wines to give – even to yourself – when the year’s been very, very good By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert If 2014 was a good year for you – and we hope it was [...]

Wines that pair with Thanksgiving flavors

Wines that pair with Thanksgiving flavors

Bob Hosmon November officially marks the beginning of another “season” in South Florida, so it’s time to start thinking about special occasion wines. First up is Thanksgiving, and my favorite choices for that family feast are [...]

Five wines to toast Hispanic Heritage month

Five wines to toast Hispanic Heritage month

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert October is part of Hispanic Heritage Month, and our favorite way to celebrate is with well-made wines from Latin America. The Grey Single Block Carménère from Chile’s Maipo Valley ($24).  [...]

A toast to the vintners who make the wine

A toast to the vintners who make the wine

By Bob Hosmon  and Mark Gauert John Hilliard and Christine Bruce, who maintain a home in South Florida, in 2001 bought property in the famed Sta. Rita Hills of California and immersed themselves in everything “wine”— [...]

The best champagne you probably don’t know

The best champagne you probably don’t know

By Mark Gauert This being the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, our thoughts turn, naturally, to champagne. But not just any champagne this momentous year, mes amis, and not one of the usual [...]

White wines to pair with warm-weather foods

White wines to pair with warm-weather foods

By Bob Hosmon and Mark Gauert The 2013 Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc ($12) is produced from grapes grown in the justifiably famous Casablanca Valley of Chile. I’ve never had a bad wine from Casablanca, and Root: [...]