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Jun 06, 2018

Try Upscale Wine Tasting at Wilson Creek’s Upper Room

This past Sunday my husband, son and I enjoyed visiting the recently opened Upper Room at Wilson Creek Winery. The winery, located almost at the end of the Rancho California…READ MORE

Mar 06, 2018

Good Pairings Enhance Wine Tastings

A few weeks ago our intrepid Southern California Wine Review Council met to taste a variety of interesting wines that we paired with some delicious dishes. I would like to…READ MORE

Aug 30, 2017

Two Unique Urban Wine Tasting Experiences in La Jolla

La Jolla is our go-to destination in Southern California when we are in need of glorious waves, fine cuisine, elegant shopping, and, yes, exceptional wine tastings. We recently savored two…READ MORE

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

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