• Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Get Ready, World: Game of Thrones Wine is Coming Soon

    Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones are just now starting to dry the end-of-season tears -- and many are already counting down the months until the hot-nerd-fantasy is on the boob tube again. Unfortunately, season five is still a long way off. But there's even more reason to celebrate next year. The TV ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    South Florida's Best Places to Sip Wine

    ​The American Fine Wines Competition gala is set for April 19 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. At $310 a pop, a spot at the table nets a four-course dinner and tastes of many of the 600 American wines featured in the competition. Late Show With David Letterman announcer Alan Kalter will emce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2011

    Five for the Fourth, Wines for Holiday Grilling

    ​We all know that beer is not just for breakfast any more, but it's equally true that wine is not just for expensive meals of unpronounceable dishes at snobby restaurants.  Actually, it's perfect for your Fourth of July barbecue. After all, beer only fills you up and cuts down on stomach spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Winemaker Paul Hobbs Celebrated at Wine Dinner at Market 17 Thursday

    Flickr, Wickenden Paul Hobbs Wine​Market 17, one of Fort Lauderdale's hottest new dining establishments, is coming out of the gate with a noteworthy wine event.   This Thursday, January 27, the eatery will feature dinner with world-renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs as guest of honor. Hobb ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Thanksgiving Wines: Six Under $12

    ​You really want something to be thankful for?  Be thankful you don't have to pick one wine to go with everything in the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. Something that pairs with 18 dishes from mashed potatoes to sweet potatoes to Brussels sprouts to pumpkin pie... it's enough to give ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Q&A, Part 2: Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch: "Always Drink the Good Stuff First"

    YouTubeOn his YouTube channel, Lampasone dissects wines like a sportscaster analyzes games. ​In this, this second part of our interview, Andrew Lampasone, owner of the boutique-style store Wine Watch, continues to share his knowledge of wines and gives us a preview of what we can expect to see at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Q&A With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale

    You TubeLampasone's motto: "Always drink the good stuff first." ​Andrew Lampasone is the proprietor of Wine Watch -- a boutique wine shop in Fort Lauderdale with a selection of more than 3,000 wines.  On September 16, Lampasone will partner with New Times for the second year in a row to prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Homemade Pizza: The Meal to Seal the Deal

    You could just make pasta. You could roast a chicken and boil some water, and create a delicious meal to present to your almost-significant other. But if you want to seal the deal, don't let them sit around watching you mix, stir and flip. Cooking shouldn't be a spectator sport, so get them to activ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck

    ​Oops, I did it again.  Last week, you may recall, I threw a minor temper tantrum over wines with stupid, cutesy names and stupid, made-up backstories, then went ahead and recommended one. Well, just to show I'm nothing if not consistent in my hypocrisy, this week I'm touting another one.&nbs ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: South America's Mighty Malbec

    ​Every wine-producing region has its iconic wine. The Napa Valley has Cabernet Sauvignon; France, Bordeaux; Italy, Chianti; Spain, Rioja; Australia, Shiraz; Chile, Carménère. And Argentina has malbec.   Like its South American cousin, malbec is one of the "noble grapes" of Bordeaux (al ... More >>