Eve’s Wine 101

ElectionsVoteProduced by my wine pal Mark Newman, CEO and Founder of Accolade Brands Inc., the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tour stopped inside Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hanger this past week. This is what I was able to soak up having just barely recover(more..)

ElectionsVoteThe White Knight Prosecco hails from the Treviso region in Italy and is made from Glera grapes. White Knight Prosecco EVE’S TASTING NOTES Tiny bubbles raced to a frothy top, adding in the color of pale gold, the appearance of this Prosecco i(more..)

ElectionsVoteThere is a growing trend for restaurants with only a wine and beer license to serve beverages that mock popular cocktails, and are made with a wine or soju-based beverage instead of a distilled one. (To explain: there are large fees attached to these(more..)

ElectionsVoteBack in 2014 I traveled to Paso Robles and visited Law Estate Winery. Loved everything they had to offer and was overdue for a revisit when an invite from my #LAWineWriters group appeared. This was from my last taste: “2010 was the first Law E(more..)

ElectionsVoteMy husband is NOT a gin fan. He’d rather have tasteless vodka over the botanicals that can sometimes overpower, in his opinion, a gin. I’m the opposite, I love the nuanced aromas and flavors from a good gin, as well as from both sweet and(more..)

ElectionsVoteSince starting Eve’s Wine 101 Consulting for wine-based and non-wine based businesses I’ve been reading marketing books, going to lectures and taking classes.   One book sent to me for review, “Wine and Identity: Branding,(more..)

ElectionsVoteIn writing wine and spirit reviews, which include comprehensive tasting notes on appearance, aroma, flavor and sometimes a score, it would be remiss for me not to explain that even when I’m not working on an article I will still employ some of (more..)

ElectionsVoteThe first thing and last thing I got from this revised second volume of Vertical from author Rex Pickett: Miles is almost completely redeemed from the character he played in Sideways. Maybe not his BFF Jack, but Miles definitely is more likable his s(more..)

ElectionsVoteSomebody noticed that I’ve added brown spirits to my “likes” along with all things in the wine department. Maybe it’s because I’m hungry for more single spirit vendors to join us for Cocktails on the Roof 2017 too. Eithe(more..)

ElectionsVoteIt’s always been my opinion to never have someone that knows little about wine select wine as a gift for someone that does. I know this from experience….and I have more than one White Zinfandel as proof. However, I broke my own rule whe(more..)

ElectionsVoteThe last time I got a chance to review Jim Beam Bourbons was in 2012, at the Spirits Confidential tasting with several ambassadors and Master Distillers. Clearly, four years between evaluations has been far too long. This time I took my time, took a (more..)

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