Happy 4th of July y’all!

For me, there's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cookout to celebrate Independance Day. But with all those flavors competing for attention on the table, it can be tough to find the right wines to match. Click here to find out my wine recommendations to make your holiday a big success. Have a great day! Read more

Beaune weekend getaway

  I spent some time in the charming medieval town of Beaune recently. This is one of my favorite getaway locations as it’s in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or (the Gold Coast) and is a quick train ride from Paris. Read more

My favorite Paris bistrot!

One of the best parts of living in Paris is of course the food and there is no shortage of restaurants, cafés and bistros to choose from. One of my favorites is Les Botanistes in the 7th arrondissement. Click here or the photo above to find out more. Bon appetit! Read more

Pouilly-Fumé by the river

  The wind was tough when I filmed this snippet but well worth it for Pouilly-Fumé, one of France’s greatest terroirs for Sauvignon Blanc and a fabulous refreshment as temperatures climb. Cheers! Read more

Chianti Classico

The black rooster - or gallo nero in Italian - is the icon for Chianti Classico, the heartland of the original Chianti region.  Sangiovese reigns supreme here. Learn more about these wines and how they pair with food… Read more


  Join me on vacation this week in beautiful Chianti. Food, wine, friends, fun and sun - doesn't get better! Read more

Chardonnay on the Quay

  A light unoaked Chardonnay is just the thing for a spring/summer afternoon hanging out by the river.  Find out more... Read more

Spring means rosé!

  I recently spent an afternoon in the Marais, one of the oldest parts of Paris, at one of my favorite cafés - Au Petit Fer à Cheval (30 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004). Spring is in the air so my choice was a delicious rosé. There's more to these wines than you might think. Find out more... Read more

Butternut “Carbonara”

What's for dinner? As winter rears the last of its ugly head, I decided to make the best of the season's last butternut squash at my local produce market. White wine recommendation: Henri Martischang Pinot Gris. The richness of the wine is a perfect match for this creamy (yet guilt-free!) pasta. Acidity to cleanse the palate and subtility to let the emphasis remain on the dish while enhancing its flavors. Red wine recommendation: Chateau de la Viaudiere Rouge Tuilé. This unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon is ... Read more

What’s for dinner?

Turbot with roasted vegetables!   I was lucky enough to have someone make this for me recently. Simple, elegant, and the perfect match for this Chardonnay from Chateau de la Viaudière. Bon appetit! Read more
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