What to Buy Dad

Wine Is an Excellent Father's Day Gift

And here are some of your best bets.

06/08/2022 By Bob McGinn

Straight to the Source

Now Is a Great Time to Plan a Trip to Wine Country

The cost of going to Napa Valley has skyrocketed, but there are many less-explored and more affordable regions to visit this year.

05/18/2022 By Bob McGinn

That time of year again

Forks & Corks Is Back!

While the popular Grand Tasting won't take place this year, there are plenty of other great wine and food events happening.

05/04/2022 By Bob McGinn

Guest Star

Wine Icon Bo Barrett Visits Sarasota

Barrett, of California's Chateau Montelena, recently participated in a spectacular dinner at Michael's Wine Cellar.

04/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

Springtime traditions

How to Select the Right Wine for Easter and Passover

Wine plays an important role in the celebration of both holidays.

04/06/2022 By Bob McGinn

Globetrotting

A Part-Time Sarasota Resident Is Making a Fun New Wine Show on PBS

The show follows Liora Levi and Yolanda Año as they visit different wine regions around the world.

03/23/2022 By Bob McGinn

War and Wine

Ukrainian Winemakers Are Helping Their Country Resist the Russian Invasion

Wine bottles are being used to make Molotov cocktails.

03/08/2022 By Bob McGinn

Black History Month

African American Winemakers Are Changing the Face of the Wine Industry

"The goal is to create diversity in all levels of the wine business."

02/24/2022 By Bob McGinn

Thirst down

Forget the Beer. This Year, Break Out Some Nice Wine at Your Super Bowl Party.

And which appetizers and snacks to pair them with.

02/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Dry Times

Cutting Your Alcohol Use in January? Try Low-Alcohol Or Alcohol-Free Wines.

Many low-alcohol or alcohol-free wines are also lacking in taste, but new brands offer alternatives.

01/19/2022 By Bob McGinn

In hindsight

A Look Back at the Year in Wine

From climate change to the rise of wine influencers, these are the stories that dominated the wine world in 2021.

01/05/2022 By Bob McGinn

Let's party

Tips on Buying the Perfect Wine for Your Holiday Party

With Christmas and New Year's Eve looming, here's what to bring to your next gathering.

12/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Under the Tuscan Sun

The Past, Present and Future of Chianti, Italy's Most Famous Wine

Our wine blogger recently Zoomed with the owner of Italy's Badia a Coltibuono to discuss wine regulations, climate change and more.

12/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

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The Wines You Need to Be Drinking This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving wines should both complement the food being served and help people relax.

11/17/2021 By Bob McGinn

Raise a Glass

Michael Klauber Is a Wine Impresario

Tracing the career of the person who has probably done more to promote fine wine in Sarasota than anyone else.

11/03/2021 By Bob McGinn

Let's Start the Bidding

The Florida Winefest Auction Offers a Number of Terrific Wine Experiences

But the clock is ticking... The virtual auction ends on Sunday, Oct. 24.

10/19/2021 By Bob McGinn

I got the blues

Looking for a New Wine? Give Austria's Blaufränkisch a Try.

The wine is light, with good color and balance, and goes great with food.

10/13/2021 By Bob McGinn

Back to School

Want to Learn More About Wine? Enroll in 'Wine School.'

Eric Asimov's monthly column helps wine lovers explore new varietals and examine their biases.

09/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Clubs and corks

The Surprising Overlap Between the Worlds of Golf and Wine

Multiple professional golfers have their own vineyards and wines, and special wines are created for some of the world's biggest tournaments.

09/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

Wine Maven

Meet Gina Lyons, Sarasota's Champagne Doyen

Through her company, A Vine Affair, Lyons offers in-depth Champagne seminars and tastings in private homes and corporate venues.

08/18/2021 By Bob McGinn