ElectionsVote Being honest, I saw this as query on Facebook about favorite dishes at favorite restaurants. It had dozens of answers that I didn’t read. Why? Because I was already thinking of my own answers, a(more..)


ElectionsVote A very cute box arrived at my UPS office for pick up - yes that’s how people like me do it that get a lot of wine shipped for review – with an adorable owl on pictured on the outside, two (more..)


ElectionsVote I’ve been to The Oaks Grille over a dozen times for events and special dinners. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to be presented with their latest seasonal menu and wanted to share what we (more..)


ElectionsVote I attended a wine class organized by the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), of which I am a member, to learn more about 'Cru Bourgeois' wines mostly from the Medoc and Haut Medoc region of B(more..)


ElectionsVote Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino and Emmy-award winner Dee Dee Sorvino’s PINOT, PASTA, and PARTIES have put together a cookbook…the Sorvinos share 80 delicious, authentic Italian recipes(more..)


ElectionsVote My first thought when I picked up Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork tale was oh boy, I was going to learn some new tricks here. Three hundred pages later I not only learned a cellar full of tricks but a(more..)


ElectionsVote It’s no secret that I’m a fan of recipes from the 12 Bottle Bar book, and not just because the authors have generously served up how-to-make bitters and how-to-make scrubs at Cocktails on (more..)


ElectionsVote Well of course I coaxed local winemaker Steve Lemley from Pulchella Winery into letting me taste their - co-winemaker Nate Hasper definitely had his hand on this one - first ever 100% ROSE OF TANNAT t(more..)


ElectionsVote Way back in 2010 when I was doing my course work and studying for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits (WSET) I documented the journey. I shared my notes, what I was learning and some of my fear(more..)


ElectionsVote I studied just a half page on the wines of Idaho when I was preparing to be tested (and pass) my American Wine Specialist® Certification course last year. Frankly, I was pretty intrigued(more..)