ElectionsVote I’ve known John Carter for many years, and it’s been a pleasure to watch his wine journey from selling great bar parts to now hosting this collection of interviews with experts on wine and(more..)


ElectionsVote Even though I’ve been to many whisky events like the Universal Whisky Experience, Whisky Live and events through the LA Scotch Club I had never attended The Whisky Extravaganza though they began(more..)


ElectionsVote From WineLA.com: A Cabernet showcase, bringing the best producers to Los Angeles…meet the owners, winemakers, and executives and taste over 100 top quality cabernet wines…held at The Pen(more..)


ElectionsVote It’s one of those articles where the invite to a tasting is so delightful I just have to lead with it: On behalf of Hervé Gouin (Château Mouton Rothschild), Christian & Cherise(more..)


ElectionsVote Met 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(more..)


ElectionsVote Several 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 yo(more..)


ElectionsVote Last 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 Gara(more..)


ElectionsVote Heading 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 (more..)


ElectionsVote When 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&rsq(more..)


ElectionsVote Sure, 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 Sou(more..)