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..)

ElectionsVote Three wines in today’s tasting notes: From Jeio If you struggle with choosing the right wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner you are not alone. If you are afraid a big red will overpow(more..)

ElectionsVote As I started to read L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants by George Geary, a recurring theme played in my head; dang, I thought, so many cool restaurants that we’ve missed visiting. Most were freq(more..)

ElectionsVote ...I know about 99% of the vendors and almost the same percentage of the guests as it’s a local event put on by one of my favorite non-profits: Assistance League Santa Clarita. There are two mem(more..)

ElectionsVote Wish I could remember who it was that told me that I must meet and interview winemaker Guillaume Fabre, the owner of Clos Solene at the new Tin City area of tasting rooms in Paso Robles. Funny thing w(more..)

ElectionsVote In March of 2011 I met with winemaker Ben Mayo when he was with Eberle, and was duly impressed with his skills. Now, come to find he’s moved over to a 100 year old winery – San Antonio Win(more..)

ElectionsVote A few months ago I made a formal announcement about the types of wine classes/tasting I can present, and it dawns on me now that some of these would be perfect for that host or hostess that wants to d(more..)

ElectionsVote Today we will be tasting one bottle of Terre de la Custodia Montefalco Rosso DOC, with suggestions for serving on your holiday table and details on the grapes used in this particular bottling. Tastin(more..)