ElectionsVote In only about 150 pages author Adam Centamore covers “The Basics” of tasting and pairing cheese (and condiments) with every wine imaginable – sparkling, white, red and dessert - in h(more..)


ElectionsVote Lots of wines, eight in all, to taste through this week. We are starting with the ports, though we would normally recommend finishing with a port. There is nothing at all wrong with starting a meal wi(more..)


ElectionsVote At the end of October I had a chance to taste a selection of Double Gold winners from the 2016 and 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and the 2016 and 2017 San Franc(more..)


ElectionsVote Michael Perlis and I used to do an annual corkage fee article culled from local restaurants. It got very time consuming, and with sites like CorkageOnline.com now available, we no longer write our own(more..)


ElectionsVote Okay all of you “book club” people, I know the real reason you meet: to talk about a book, yes, but while being well lubricated by fine wine, food and friends. So this book, The Booklover&(more..)


ElectionsVote I met whisky aficionado Monique Huston at the Universal Whisky Experience, aka the Nth show, in Las Vegas earlier this year. (Hold the dates for next year’s extravaganza: April 4th through the 7(more..)


ElectionsVote Thrilled to attend Whisky Live LA this past October with my husband Eddie, I found many new spirits beyond single malt whisky to sample and met up with many whisky people that I’ve seen enough t(more..)


ElectionsVote Okay, so yes, I got to review yet another cocktail book – by choice! Why, you may ask, as I have about a dozen or more so far, would I want another? Because I love recipe books, and not just bec(more..)


ElectionsVote 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 Clarita Valley. (N(more..)


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..)