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Its Memorial Day weekend the traditional kick off to the Summer Season, but before we dive into the potato salad, let’s take a moment to remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may have our freedom. This … Continue reading
Wine and food are practically inseparable in my life. Cooking with wine is essential if you want to make any of these traditional dishes, omitting the wine will produce a shallow image of the original dish. Some folks believe you … Continue reading
I often host wine tasting events showcasing one varietal, comparing 3 or 4 different bottles ending in a declaration of the best bottle of the night. I also enjoy hosting tasting events that showcase one winemaker and their suite of … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is well behind us, but the Turkey is still a centerpiece at many Christmas dinner tables. If your December holiday menu will include Turkey, Duck or a Truducken, take a look at this article I wrote on Thanksgiving Wines … Continue reading
In my house, holidays begin with Champagne and end with Port. Traditional Port wine is produced in Portugal and is encumbered with numerous wine laws that can make your head spin if you try to sort them all out. Just … Continue reading
Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading
I love discovering ‘new-to-me’ vineyards. Even more so, I love meeting the winemaker! This past Spring I had the pleasure to meet up with Gay Callan, founder of Chatom Vineyards at the Beverly Hills Wine Festival. Gay, along with winemaker … Continue reading
My friend just moved into an amazing loft in St Louis. The kitchen has a wine fridge, so what’s the problem? Well my friend, ok his name is Joe, needs some help in stocking this new appliance. If it were … Continue reading
2nd Annual Beverly Hills Wine Festival ~ Honoring Vin Scully, the voice of the LA Dodgers and featuring over 100 wineries, breweries and spirits! What a way to spend a Winter Sunday!
Another winter wine festival….Wine Festivals are one of the few events that make my East Coast winter weekends bearable! Which is why I went 3,000 miles, for back to back, coast to coast wine festivals this winter. This East Coast … Continue reading