ElectionsVote Met Bruce Burch many times at Wine in the Pines, and other events, over the years. He is one of a handful of winemakers located in the High Desert whose work I respect. When he sent me his latest Rose(more..)


ElectionsVote Several factors should go into play when creating a wine list. As a consumer, we may not be aware of all of them. As a wine writer, I get to learn some of them. Here’s what I learned and what yo(more..)


ElectionsVote Last week I gave you a few teasers of what our upcoming Paso plans are. Turned out we would have four days of fun so we also planned to include: Garagiste Festival We haven’t attended the Gara(more..)


ElectionsVote Heading to Paso Robles soon, won't say exactly how soon lest you find the key to my cellar while we’re gone, but soon enough! As is my style, this is my usual “teaser” article about (more..)


ElectionsVote When I received a copy of the book “Buy the Right Wine Every Time” to review, a quick leaf through it and I thought, no problem, it’s just a grouping of writer Tom Stevenson&rsq(more..)


ElectionsVote Sure, I don’t mind driving down to the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (with the hoards of summer tourists) and then up to the penthouse suite to learn about and taste Sou(more..)


ElectionsVote This would be the second year of discovery for us: attending the Mutual Trading Japanese Food and Restaurant Expo. While the wide array of Japanese food and beverages takes center stage, I really like(more..)


ElectionsVote So excited to taste the latest red wine release from Workman Ayer, a red blend from the Santa Barbara County. Why? As I sort of discovered Michel Ayer at an early Garagiste Festival, have since enjoye(more..)


ElectionsVote Last week I ran a round up article on what people thought a wine bar should stock their shelves with. This week we share even more comments on ideas for SPECIAL SECTIONS and OTHER great ideas: SPECIAL(more..)


ElectionsVote Recently a pal that used to live in Santa Clarita had called me as he was opening a wine bar where he lives now in Texas. He didn’t want advice on anything other than what wine I would want if I(more..)