Archive for 'Quick Sips'

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 [...]

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 [...]