ElectionsVote Cairdean is breaking from convention with an alternative summer “Whites in Flight” tasting, featuring five unique wines produced from an array of international grape varieties. Drawing ins(more..)


ElectionsVote If you’ve been following along you know that I recently spent a weekend judging for the Long Beach Grand Cru. It was an exciting experience I hope to have again. More interesting is that I atten(more..)


ElectionsVote “We will be returning to the City of Angels with a our national Feast event and will continue to feature the best up-and-coming chefs in the Los Angeles area. Popular Pop-Ups will be joined by b(more..)


ElectionsVote I think the first time I met Lee Williams he was wearing a psychedelic tie died T-Shirt at a Sunset in the Vineyard charity event. He wowed me with the wine that paired with his shirt, a “Purple(more..)


ElectionsVote There is nothing like a wine event held in a new venue to rev my engines/salivary glands, and The Garagiste Festival Urban Exposure held inside the Wiltern theater, with the auditorium seats moved ove(more..)


ElectionsVote I did the Carmel-by-the-Sea Wine Walk three years ago. At that time I stayed in nearby Monterey. What a difference not driving makes! Free to finish a taste and not pour out everything, I still split (more..)


ElectionsVote Of course I've been to Carmel before. I may have even noticed the prevalence of Dutch doors (doors split in half so you can swing open at the top) and Bavarian themed buildings. But I needed to ask Ca(more..)


ElectionsVote Paso Robles’ Hope Family Wines has several wines in its cache: Liberty School, Cando, Troublemaker, Hope and Treana. This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve tried Treana, but it wo(more..)


ElectionsVote Love top ten lists but I have to admit that this one was daunting.  Do we even have ten restaurants in Santa Clarita Valley with noteworthy wine lists?  Yep, as soon as I added in wine bars (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..)