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Aug 15, 2017

New Zealand Wines: a Hit in Southern California

On a lovely Southern California summer Sunday afternoon, members of our Wine Review Council imagined themselves far away in the rugged and majestic setting of Mt. Beautiful Winery in North…READ MORE

Jun 29, 2017

Petite Sirahs: Perfect for Summer Cook-outs

What do you know about Petite Sirahs?  Most people don’t realize that this grape is a distinct grape variety, an offspring of the Syrah grape and the…READ MORE

May 22, 2017

Kosher Wines Tantalize Our Palates

A few weeks ago, members of our Wine Council attended a Kosher wine tasting. The setting was the beautiful, tropically landscaped patio belonging to wine writer, Robin Dohrn-Simpson, and her…READ MORE

Mar 15, 2017

Beautiful Baja:  Stay, Sip, and Savor Valle de Guadalupe

Every time I visit the glorious Valle de Guadalupe I find more treasures: innovative cuisine, exceptional wineries, comfortable accommodations, majestic scenery, and friendly, welcoming people. My last trip with a…READ MORE

Feb 12, 2017

Fazeli Cellars captures the spirit of romance

Romance was alive and well at Fazeli Cellars in the Temecula Valley Wine Country on Saturday night. The winery’s Valentine’s Dinner was an example of the…READ MORE

Jan 31, 2017

Wine and the Good Life

We could say “la buena vida” or "a la bonne vie" or simply “to the good life,” as our Occasional Wine Council started 2017 by tasting wines…READ MORE

Nov 22, 2016

Enjoy Holiday Sparkling Wines from the Wine Exchange

Sparkling wines are so perfect for festive holiday meals, but choosing sparklers that please everyone is a challenge. Let’s look at our Thanksgiving dinner planning as an example.…READ MORE

Nov 10, 2016

Fall Cocktails at Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery

Cooler temperatures bring about thoughts of cocktails made with more spice and seasonal fruit such as the deep red color of pomegranate. Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery, located…READ MORE

Sep 11, 2016

Klinker Brick: Six Generations of Nurturing Lodi Grapes

A highlight of the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, was the Friday night excursions to wineries for  tours, tastings and dinner. There were 18 buses full of…READ MORE

Aug 21, 2016

Mount Palomar Winery: a tradition of innovation and excellence

There are many factors that go together to create an exceptional winery experience. While excellent wine may be paramount, superb food, a beautiful setting, and friendly service are also key.…READ MORE

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