How Big is Your Wine Bottle?

If 750 ml isn't enough, you may soon be able to super-size your vino in the sunshine state. Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has introduced a bill that will allow larger sizes of wine bottles to be sold in the state, including one that holds as much as 50 liters. He also seeks... Continue Reading →

The First 1000 Words

A picture is worth 1000 words, according to the old adage. Although I'm a writer, I'm a visual person and I depend on the photos I take to help illustrate my words. I've shot pictures for my books, newspaper articles, websites, and sometimes for my own use just to help me remember what I saw when I'm... Continue Reading →

Florida Wine Country

The first wine made in America was made in Florida. French Huguenots, settling along the St. John’s River in the mid-1500s, engaged in the production of the first wine recorded in the new world. It was the 1565 vintage. Unlike much of the wine we drink today, it was made from the wild, native Muscadine... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Wine Country

The first recorded commercial wine-making in America was not in Napa Valley - nor the Finger Lakes - not even in Washington state. Two years before William Shakespeare was born in England, French Huguenots settled along the St. John's River in Florida and began making wine ...

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