ElectionsVote Soave is a white wine made from the Garganega grape – ever heard of it?  Greetings! It has been said that there is often more than meets the eye. This is certainly the case of Soave, home (more..)

ElectionsVote Not a flavored vodka kind of girl, but when I was sent a bottle of the Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, after reading a rave review of the Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka, I was up for the challenge. I chilled my bo(more..)

ElectionsVote Santa Barbara County is our local world-class wine region.  The region boasts a perfect combination of climate, soils, geology and geography, allowing growers and vintners to produce excellent wi(more..)

ElectionsVote Ancient and indigenous varietals of Greece are experiencing a renaissance and are receiving accolades for their fine quality and depth of flavor. Meet visiting winemakers from the Northern region of G(more..)

ElectionsVote I miss the Frankie’s NY Italian Restaurant we had in the Bridgeport Marketplace that shuttered in July of 2013, and was vaguely aware that its sister restaurant (truth be told our restaurant&rsq(more..)

ElectionsVote Besides the SCV Wine Calendar for events, we also have compiled a list of local Happy Hours. Some of our hyperlinks go straight to the Happy Hour menus! (We have not visited all of these, so this is n(more..)

ElectionsVote I almost skipped this year’s Family Winemakers uber-large tasting as it was being held in Pomona at the Fairplex, a two-hour round-trip drive. But then I noticed that the organizers had given th(more..)

ElectionsVote Where does one begin after their first dining experiences at Celestino Ristorante and Bar? The seasonal mushroom menu that included my first experience tasting truffles? Meeting Partner and Executive (more..)

ElectionsVote If you are lucky enough to snag one of 80 seats to the release party of Joel and Judy Cox’s latest limited release wine (see below my tasting notes for details) you got lucky – because I g(more..)

ElectionsVote The number of trendy restaurants on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks alone can be overwhelming. So when we find a place that has it all besides “location” we write about it! Tipple &(more..)