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Sep 15, 2015

Martinis 101 in Palm Desert

Where did gin originate and how was it first used? Who made the first martini? What does it mean to “bruise the alcohol”? When did vodka start being…READ MORE


Aug 19, 2015

Baja Wine Country:  Aging Well

Our recent venture into Baja Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe for a tour of several wineries was an exceptional experience. The stark desert beauty of the region, the gracious…READ MORE


Jul 23, 2015

The Seasons of a Vineyard

“To every thing, there is a season And a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die: a time to plant…READ MORE


May 08, 2015

World-class White Wines Enhance Food Pairings

Summertime is white wine weather—although since I love white wines, anytime is white wine weather for me. But I must admit to sometimes bristling when I am in…READ MORE


Apr 01, 2015

Europa Offers Exquisite Pairings at Winemaker’s Dinner

As wine and food lovers, we have been enjoying the challenges and joys of pairing wine and food for some time, but we always relish new pairing experiences. It is…READ MORE


Mar 12, 2015

The Wine Exchange:  Quality wine, great prices

How do you buy wine and what are the factors you consider?  Do you buy wine in retail outlets or do you buy it online or both?  Most…READ MORE


Jan 09, 2015

New Winemaker Comes to Temecula Valley

George Bursick joined the Europa Village Winery team last fall as the winery's new winemaker, bringing a wealth of invaluable experience and exciting ideas for the future of Europa…READ MORE


Nov 19, 2014

Scintillating Spirits Sparkled

Our Spirits Review Council (SRC) met earlier this fall to taste and review a variety of what I am calling “scintillating spirits” because they were generally lively and…READ MORE


Sep 30, 2014

Learn about wine at LCA Wine and The Neptune School of Wine

So do you love wine tastings?  Do you love choosing wines to pair with your favorite foods?  Do you love reading about wine?  Maybe, like me, you…READ MORE


Sep 04, 2014

Czech wines:  beautiful, refreshing, and ideal for pairings

It was a beautiful, warm late August day when we headed to Seal Beach—no, not for the beauty of the beaches but for the beauty of some luscious…READ MORE


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