Cheers to Extraordinary Experiences: Where Innovation and Exploration Meet Flavor.
Hey! I’m JB, I explore the best of food, wine, and spirits from across the globe.
Whether you’re hunting for an affordable wine that turns an ordinary meal into something memorable or seeking a special, limited-edition bottle to toast to an occasion, I’m here to help you. My reviews span the spectrum, but one thing ties them all together: they’re more than just great food, wines, and spirits.
They are great stories waiting to be uncorked.
My story begins more than 20 years ago, receiving an invitation from a classmate to a wine-making demonstration at Kendall-Jackson. I was curious and intrigued. I was utterly fascinated by the careful craftsmanship, passion, and science behind transforming simple grapes into bottles of art. Eager to learn more, I picked up a winemaking book. Many books, actually. The more I read, the deeper I was drawn into this intricate world of wine and, eventually, brandies and distilled spirits. From that random demonstration onwards, what started as curiosity gradually ripened into a passion that includes traveling, writing, and winemaking.
There’s a world of flavor out there waiting. Here’s to good food, great drinks, and the stories that bring them to life. Cheers!