Eve’s Wine 101

ElectionsVoteMet Bruce Burch many times at Wine in the Pines, and other events, over the years. He is one of a handful of winemakers located in the High Desert whose work I respect. When he sent me his latest Rose of Pinot Noir for review I noted that the back la(more..)

ElectionsVoteSeveral factors should go into play when creating a wine list. As a consumer, we may not be aware of all of them. As a wine writer, I get to learn some of them. Here’s what I learned and what you can now expect from the new Reserve Wine List at(more..)

ElectionsVoteLast week I gave you a few teasers of what our upcoming Paso plans are. Turned out we would have four days of fun so we also planned to include: Garagiste Festival We haven’t attended the Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles for a few years as t(more..)

ElectionsVoteHeading to Paso Robles soon, won't say exactly how soon lest you find the key to my cellar while we’re gone, but soon enough! As is my style, this is my usual “teaser” article about what we plan on doing. Starting off we are staying(more..)

ElectionsVoteWhen I received a copy of the book “Buy the Right Wine Every Time” to review, a quick leaf through it and I thought, no problem, it’s just a grouping of writer Tom Stevenson’s wine picks, and immediately discounted it.&nb(more..)

ElectionsVoteSure, I don’t mind driving down to the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (with the hoards of summer tourists) and then up to the penthouse suite to learn about and taste South African wines.  I knew it would be worth i(more..)

ElectionsVoteThis would be the second year of discovery for us: attending the Mutual Trading Japanese Food and Restaurant Expo. While the wide array of Japanese food and beverages takes center stage, I really like to cover the show to learn something new, and I d(more..)

ElectionsVoteSo excited to taste the latest red wine release from Workman Ayer, a red blend from the Santa Barbara County. Why? As I sort of discovered Michel Ayer at an early Garagiste Festival, have since enjoyed his wines for a few years now at Wine in the Pin(more..)

ElectionsVoteLast week I ran a round up article on what people thought a wine bar should stock their shelves with. This week we share even more comments on ideas for SPECIAL SECTIONS and OTHER great ideas: SPECIAL SECTIONS These are some unique ideas for the wine(more..)

ElectionsVoteRecently a pal that used to live in Santa Clarita had called me as he was opening a wine bar where he lives now in Texas. He didn’t want advice on anything other than what wine I would want if I were to visit his bar. Since he had moved to Tex(more..)

ElectionsVoteThe Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is the only all-encompassing event in California for the restaurant and foodservice industry, making it THE one-stop source for everything you need to succeed in today's market. My Takeaways from the Fo(more..)

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