ElectionsVote Though being a past judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru was a major bucket list item for me, it was nearly as thrilling to be invited back as a guest of the event once they discontinued the wine compet(more..)

ElectionsVote In an effort to keep your mini martini glass full for a second year in a row – at Cocktails on the Roof September 9 – I’ve sought out some new fermented and distilled beverages. Happ(more..)

ElectionsVote The mission (of the Garagiste wine festivals) is to support the small guys and girls who don’t have big marketing budgets or the time to get out there and sell their wine. These small-lot w(more..)

ElectionsVote What a treat Art Beyond the Glass was! A new venue in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles, Resident LA, hosted the event for hundreds of cocktail lovers one short week ago but my memories will b(more..)

ElectionsVote We got another two-fer for wine 101 readers today. Since I attended these two tastings in one day, I thought why not have you do it too – virtually. So please take a gander below for my tasting (more..)

ElectionsVote Got an interesting book to review recently, and I’d have to say that the title alone, “The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy” by Peter M. F. Sichel piqued my intere(more..)

ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) Let me start with a note on these wineries that were due a re-visit: I think what happened was that in writing about wine I was looking toward newer places and really let my older sta(more..)

ElectionsVote This is a continuation from my story last week, and we had left off tasting some stellar Stars of California vintages at a WineLA.com tasting event. This is the slideshow for those that want to skip a(more..)

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..)