ElectionsVote There is a growing trend for restaurants with only a wine and beer license to serve beverages that mock popular cocktails, and are made with a wine or soju-based beverage instead of a distilled one. ((more..)


ElectionsVote Back in 2014 I traveled to Paso Robles and visited Law Estate Winery. Loved everything they had to offer and was overdue for a revisit when an invite from my #LAWineWriters group appeared. This was fr(more..)


ElectionsVote My husband is NOT a gin fan. He’d rather have tasteless vodka over the botanicals that can sometimes overpower, in his opinion, a gin. I’m the opposite, I love the nuanced aromas and flavo(more..)


ElectionsVote Since starting Eve’s Wine 101 Consulting for wine-based and non-wine based businesses I’ve been reading marketing books, going to lectures and taking classes.   One book sent to (more..)


ElectionsVote In writing wine and spirit reviews, which include comprehensive tasting notes on appearance, aroma, flavor and sometimes a score, it would be remiss for me not to explain that even when I’m not (more..)


ElectionsVote The first thing and last thing I got from this revised second volume of Vertical from author Rex Pickett: Miles is almost completely redeemed from the character he played in Sideways. Maybe not his BF(more..)


ElectionsVote Somebody noticed that I’ve added brown spirits to my “likes” along with all things in the wine department. Maybe it’s because I’m hungry for more single spirit vendors to(more..)


ElectionsVote It’s always been my opinion to never have someone that knows little about wine select wine as a gift for someone that does. I know this from experience….and I have more than one White Zin(more..)


ElectionsVote The last time I got a chance to review Jim Beam Bourbons was in 2012, at the Spirits Confidential tasting with several ambassadors and Master Distillers. Clearly, four years between evaluations has be(more..)


ElectionsVote This week we have two bottles for review, a Barolo and a Pinot Grigio, from different sources. Information from the wineries and my tasting notes are below. Barolo Barolo is often considered the &ld(more..)