Archive for 'Quick Sips'

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: [...]

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 [...]