ElectionsVote I became a fan of Carmenere wines when first introduced to them, most likely via Alex Guarachi of Guarachi Wine Partners when his distribution company was formerly known as TGIC – Thank God it&r(more..)


ElectionsVote Yes, your favorite dining destination not only has a new wine list, Mother’s Day, the Chef’s Tasting Menus Friday, Saturday and Sundays, then comes Taco Tuesday, Late Night Fried Chicken u(more..)


ElectionsVote I’m a sucker for Rosé wine, especially when the temperatures go up and the days are longer. It’s almost like an aperitif to have before dinner for us, on the front porch, as we watc(more..)


ElectionsVote This is my last article on the recent Universal Whisky Experience that I attended this past April in Las Vegas. Night one was the grand tasting and day two was the master classes. Last week I shared w(more..)


ElectionsVote If you had a chance to read my opening story on the Universal Whisky Experience 2018 – aka Nth – you knew that besides the four-hour grand tasting there were master classes held the follow(more..)


ElectionsVote My editor Michael Perlis knows all about Carlisle Winery, and has for a number of years, so in this one bottle post I will give you my impressions of this one bottle alone. If you want to know more ab(more..)


ElectionsVote There are usually more than one reason we become fans of a particular winery: an outstanding line-up of varietals, a feeling of connectivity with the people that work with the winery, a tasting experi(more..)


ElectionsVote Vin Decanter is a book for the novice wine consumer. Written and presented in an accessible way to reduce the complexity of the subject…Chris Madden is a teacher with over twenty-five years exp(more..)


ElectionsVote L.A.’s Top Bartenders Celebrated “Six Years of Cocktails, Community and A Great Cause” during the sixth Art Beyond The Glass held at Los Globos in LA on June 25... Proceeds from ABTG(more..)


ElectionsVote Wente Vineyards has been around forever (see below, since 1912 to be exact) and I’ve had my fair share. It was with pleasure that I got to sample three different Chardonnays, and with surprise t(more..)