ElectionsVote In the elegant framework of the restaurant Wolfgang Puck at the Bel-Air Hotel, several somms, restaurant owners and wine buyers, as well as a few wine writers, were invited to learn about Vina Ardanza(more..)


ElectionsVote I’d love to give you an opening, but suffice to say, a page and a half of tasting notes? OMG, let’s let Workman Ayer wines speak for itself: Tasting de facto red wine 2014, Santa Barbara(more..)


ElectionsVote Whew! What a freaking blast we had this time around. I’m still exhausted, overwhelmed and yet can’t wait for the fourth event in 2018. Cutting to the chase, I’m talking about Cocktai(more..)


ElectionsVote A few months ago I made a formal announcement about the types of wine classes/tasting I can present, and it dawns on me now that some of these would be perfect for that host or hostess that wants to d(more..)


ElectionsVote In a few short weeks Salt Creek Grille Valencia will host a five-course wine pairing dinner featuring Babcock Winery presented by Brand Ambassador Scott Farrar, in their large open-air patio. Executi(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) In a few short weeks Salt Creek Grille Valencia will host a five-course wine pairing dinner featuring Babcock Winery presented by Brand Ambassador Scott Farrar, in their large open-ai(more..)


ElectionsVote Last week I asked Facebook pals to share their favorite winery experience, something that made them lifelong fans. I had a few of my own, they had many more, so this is the second group of answers. Fe(more..)


ElectionsVote Sometimes a memorable winery experience is all we need to become lifelong fans of a winery. I have a few like Stolpman Vineyards, Del Dotto, Phifer Pavitt, Vina Robles, Pure Cru Wines…and figur(more..)


ElectionsVote Not familiar with spirits from Ukraine? No worries, neither am I, which made it that much more delightful to receive not one but two different samples for review: a vodka and a brandy. My tasting note(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..)