ElectionsVote Did you know that a thriving wine country exists in Silicon Valley’s backyard? Santa Clara Valley is home to over two-dozen wineries, of every size and shape, from long established (since the 18(more..)

ElectionsVote Before attending this year’s Second Annual Masters of Taste event I was already getting excited because not only was it a unique event held on the actual field of the Rose Bowl, with adult bever(more..)

ElectionsVote In her book W(h)ine author Jennifer Todryk takes the idea that we parents drink wine because our kids make us nuts – something everyone has at least thought of or actually said out loud at least(more..)

ElectionsVote Being honest, I saw this as query on Facebook about favorite dishes at favorite restaurants. It had dozens of answers that I didn’t read. Why? Because I was already thinking of my own answers, a(more..)

ElectionsVote A very cute box arrived at my UPS office for pick up - yes that’s how people like me do it that get a lot of wine shipped for review – with an adorable owl on pictured on the outside, two (more..)

ElectionsVote I’ve been to The Oaks Grille over a dozen times for events and special dinners. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to be presented with their latest seasonal menu and wanted to share what we (more..)

ElectionsVote I attended a wine class organized by the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), of which I am a member, to learn more about 'Cru Bourgeois' wines mostly from the Medoc and Haut Medoc region of B(more..)

ElectionsVote Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino and Emmy-award winner Dee Dee Sorvino’s PINOT, PASTA, and PARTIES have put together a cookbook…the Sorvinos share 80 delicious, authentic Italian recipes(more..)

ElectionsVote My first thought when I picked up Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork tale was oh boy, I was going to learn some new tricks here. Three hundred pages later I not only learned a cellar full of tricks but a(more..)

ElectionsVote It’s no secret that I’m a fan of recipes from the 12 Bottle Bar book, and not just because the authors have generously served up how-to-make bitters and how-to-make scrubs at Cocktails on (more..)