Southern Living Magazine Calls on CostcoWineBlog For Tips on Selecting Holiday Wines

Great Cheap Wines at Costco to Stock Up for the Holidays (and How to Find Them). { READ MORE...}

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New On HuffPost: How to Tell if a Riesling is Dry or Sweet

I heard a quote recently about Riesling that I thought really summed it up right. It went something along the lines of “everybody may not like all Rieslings, but there’s a Riesling for everybody.”

So I published a new story on HuffPost detailing a super simple way to determine if a Riesling is dry or sweet.

[Read the full story]

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My New Novel: A Gentle Slaughter of the Perfect Kind

Gentle SlaughterMy latest novel, A GENTLE SLAUGHTER OF THE PERFECT KIND, was just released from Club Lighthouse Publishing in digital and paperback.

From the back cover:

A mysterious hospital is erected in Split, Croatia that claims to cure all types of paralysis in a matter of hours with no surgery. The global scientific community is baffled.

Despite the U.S. and a handful of other countries warning its citizens to avoid the treatment, people from all over the world descent on the city and are cured. But when these patients return home and resume their lives, they suddenly begin committing random violent acts of terror. { READ MORE...}

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An Interview With Nelson Mandela’s Family, Founders of House of Mandela Wines

Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, House of Mandela

I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela, from House of Mandela Wines from South Africa, who were attending The Women of Vine & Spirits Global Symposium held March 13-15 at the Meritage Resort in Napa, CA. [Read the interview]

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Introducing “A Wine Site For The Rest of Us”

Winemodo is “A Wine Site For the Rest of Us.” We throw out all the jargon and fancy complications around wine so that we can drink wine on our terms, explore and build an understanding for wine at our own pace, and enjoy it however we like. Weekly posts include wine tips, tricks, etiquette, how to’s, news, reviews and much more.


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2016 Holiday Gifts and Gadgets for the Cable Cord Cutter

tv-gift-guide-300x276It’s that time of the year on when we look at the top holiday gifts and gadgets for the cord cutting enthusiast. This year we feature a cable modem, bluetooth speaker, mini projector, Roku Express, and more.

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Woman’s Day Magazine Interview with


I enjoyed speaking to Woman’s Day magazine editors about the value to be found in Costco’s Kirkland line of wines for a feature they published on hunting down bargains at big box retailers.

[See the full page story in the December issue]

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7 Remarkable Facts About Moldovan Wine


New article about Moldovan wine published on the Huffington Post: “7 Remarkable Facts About Moldovan Wine That Will Surprise (And Entice) Wine Lovers

“Moldova actually houses the world’s largest underground wine cellar, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The cellar contains more than 1.5 million bottles of wine, which lined up would measure the equivalent of 5000 football fields.”

[Read the full story]

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7 Ways To Look Like A Pro In A Wine Tasting Room

Photo Jul 19, 5 58 55 PMA recent contribution to Huffington Post:

“When most people hear the words “wine tasting” they immediately cringe and picture a stuffy room with snooty people sniffing glasses and spewing out all kinds of ridiculous adjectives to describe the wine; but to you it just tastes like “wine.”

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“The flow of fine wines at Costco has been written up in such places as the Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine, and there’s an independent blog devoted to the amazing stuff that pops up…”

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