April 10, 2019

Aging wine can be the ultimate test of patience for wine advocates.  Aside from testing one's self control, there are many misconceptions swirling around the practice.  Aging wines on your own doesn't have to seem like a complete impossibility.  Knowing a few key facts...

April 4, 2019

It's easy to stay focused on oneself in the constant rush to be at the top of your game (whatever game that may be.)  My game is the wine game and I've spent the last several months relentlessly building a wine education business here in Jacksonville.  After looking ba...

March 27, 2019

In past years, Beaujolais was synonymous with simple, fruity, and uninspiring wines.  However, a new day is coming for the region and its wines.  The changing tide is a result of evolving winemaker mentality, consumer education, and continued proof that the w...

February 27, 2019

Yes, this is a love letter to Chablis.  As amazing as this wine making region is, it's undoubtedly clouded by countless misconceptions.  Before digging into why Chablis is so miraculous, I want to debunk the misconceptions holding people back from enjoying more its win...

February 6, 2019

There's a lot of information out there about how to taste, drink, and enjoy wine.  I'm here to set the record straight concerning some of the biggest misconceptions I have encountered teaching over the last few years.  These are the most common questions people ask me...

January 30, 2019

It's quite the crazy thought.  What would you choose to be your last sip of wine on earth?  This question graced the table of a tasting I recently shared with friends. The question got me thinking.  I racked my brain for the last wine I would want to pass my lips befor...

January 23, 2019

Let's say you find yourself in a social wine situation and you are intimidated out of your mind.  You believe yourself to have an "untrained" palate and unable to keep up with the self-proclaimed wine aficionados of the world.  Well, fear no more.  I want to give you a...

January 16, 2019

Is it a parlor trick, an unattainable skill, or just a way for a sommelier to show off?  No matter what, the art of blind tasting is very alluring to the everyday wine drinker.  Blind tasting's name says it all.   The outside world is truly blind to and mystified by th...

January 9, 2019

The city of Jacksonville, can sometimes struggle with the cultural vibe it gives off.  Are we a "beachy destination", a "southern" welcoming town, a "bohemian" diverse area, a "foody" city, a wine and craft cocktail destination, or are we a city that doesn't quite know...

January 1, 2019

My wine journey began after my college graduation, with a sense of adventure to move across the country to live/work in Napa, California.  Never in my wildest dreams did I plan to turn that aspiration into a passion for wine, career as a sommelier, or a lifelong pursui...

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