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Mar 01, 2016

Chateau at Lake La Quinta Offers Exquisite Wine Dinner

Imagine sitting on a lovely patio overlooking a beautiful lake with a melodious fountain—all in the middle of a southern California desert as the sun is setting over…READ MORE

Feb 20, 2016

A Glorious Day Visiting Hahn Family Wines

It was an idyllic fall day when we traveled with a group of wine writers to the gorgeous Santa Lucia Highlands, located near picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County on the…READ MORE

Jan 14, 2016

A Taste of Formaglini Vineyards

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic day in Southern California than one we spent recently in the backyard of a premier winegrower. With fellow wine writers from…READ MORE

Nov 09, 2015

Your Guide to Holiday Wine

What wines are you going to serve for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals?  What wines are you going to give as gifts to your friends, your colleagues or your…READ MORE

Oct 11, 2015

Southern Oregon: An Emerging, Exciting Wine Destination

When you think about Oregon wines, what comes to mind first?  Is it the Willamette Valley? If so, think again. Think the Rogue Valley, 230 miles south of Willamette around…READ MORE

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

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