ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) Sisley got such an unbelievable re-boot this year (2017) that it's now the most incredible bar and dining venue you have ever seen - and probably will ever see – in the Santa Cl(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) Within our last living generation, there has been a terrible onslaught of gun killings in our schools.  This has included killings many elementary school students and teachers at(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) 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 a(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) A much too common experience among teachers like me is that when students finish their assignment, they will come to their instructor and ask: “What do I do now?”  In(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) 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 20(more..)


ElectionsVote Dear Foster Mom: Congratulations on your acquired a foster child last week.  I understand of course that this is a great responsibility. I am writing because I have also heard that you have had (more..)


ElectionsVote My last commentary outlined the issues that I have recently encountered at the United States Post Service (USPS)—mainly theft of my property. Yes, I am calling it what it is, stealing of goods b(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) 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 talk(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) I remember Jasmine well.  She was either in her playpen or in her wheelchair.  She was maybe 70 pounds and maybe 15 years old.  Since birth, she had lived with a condit(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) 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 hostes(more..)