ElectionsVote This time wine-expectant palates would sample over 100 wines from 40 wineries – and grow a knowledge of our varied California terroir – courtesy Ian Blackburn of WineLA.com in yet another (more..)

ElectionsVote Last week readers got their first lesson, via a seminar I attended from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) on Champagne, this week we complete the lesson with some more “Details, My(more..)

ElectionsVote In an ongoing effort to educate myself and wine 101 readers I recently attended an “intensive seminar covering regulations, styles, crus, villages” of Champagne, France. Diego Meraviglia,(more..)

ElectionsVote Elevating Zinfandel was a tasting event I attended, once again put on by WineLa.com, in which the guest could not only sample an array of California “Zin” (the common abbreviation), but by(more..)

ElectionsVote After compiling your Santa Clarita Valley Happy Hour 2016 Update in March of this year doing this one, the Santa Clarita Valley Corkage Fee 2016 Update, took a wee bit longer as it proved to be more d(more..)

ElectionsVote Every year we try to provide all the information we can get from our local restaurants on their Happy Hours – just for you, our favorite peeps. Use this as a guide and feel free to comment on an(more..)

ElectionsVote Sure I’ll bite, well, because, I’ve actually never played a drinking game! And the book The Wine Games by Brent Runzel promised more than one game (30!) to enjoy while drinking wine: Do y(more..)

ElectionsVote We’ve run news from Ventura’s Four Brix Winery over the years (Baubles party, announcing the opening of the winery and different events I was able to snag a brief tasting at.) But it&lsquo(more..)

ElectionsVote Wowza! All the full-sized cocktails to tantalize any happy imbiber, paired with wine, beer and the most incredible food from LA’s best restaurants all while walking on the field of the Rose Bowl(more..)

ElectionsVote When I review a wine the first thing I do is “observe” its appearance to note the color, clarity, and in the case of a sparkling wine, the bubbles. In this “one-bottle post” th(more..)