Chardonnay vs Sauvginon Blanc

Wine Watch: Chardonnay VS Sauvignon Blanc – A Taste Test

Understanding the differences between Chardonnay vs Sauvignon Blanc can assist in one’s decision of wine pairings with their meal or a particular dish. Sauvignon Blancs tend to be lighter in body than Chardonnay, although there is a range that varies, according to the location it is produced and the winemaker/house style. I will highlight some

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Stars of Napa Valley Wine Tasting

Stars of Napa Valley: Presenting the best of Cabernet Sauvignon

In terms of wine, it was a star-studded event as there were many new shining wine faces to meet at Stars of Napa Valley, a wine tasting put on by WineLA. The tasting mostly featured red wines from Napa with a concentration on Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley Wineries Although I love to visit my old

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Wine Varietals of Lodi

Lodi in Los Angeles: Diversity through unusual wine varietals

Most people think of Lodi as the land of Zinfandel especially old vine Zinfandel; however once you get to know the wineries of this area, you will discover that there are over 100 different grapes grown in Lodi. If you are a wine geek like me, you will love exploring some of the unique lesser-known

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Bokisch Vineyards Wines

Bokisch Vineyards: Bringing Spanish wine to Lodi

The diversity of types and styles of wine in Lodi is quite evident when you sample the wines of Bokisch Vineyards. With a bent on Spanish varietals, Markus and Liz Bokisch are one of the largest Spanish wine growers in the United States. Visiting the vineyard and tasting the wine, it became very obvious that

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Godelia Wine, Bierzo DO

Godelia: Discovering wine from Bierzo DO

Bierzo DO, located northwest of the province of  Castilla y León is one of Spain’s up and coming wine regions. One winery assisting in making the area well known is Bodegas Godelia. The red grape utilized in the Bierzo DO is Mencia. The wine must contain at least 70% of this grape. In the whites

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Georgós Nu Greek Wines Reds

Georgós Nu Greek Wines: A taste of Greece with a California flair

Having visited Greece and learned about many of the indigenous grapes, I was intrigued to explore Georgós Nu Greek Wines. The concept, creating Greek wines in Sonoma but not necessarily using California grapes. Instead, Greek grapes are shipped by boat to the Sonoma in bladders. Georgós Zanganas, an engineer from Athens, is the owner of

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Arrogant Frog Wines

Arrogant Frog: French wines with outstanding value

Looking for the perfect weekday wine to enjoy after coming home from a long day at work? The Arrogant Frog from Domaine Paul Mas located in the Languedoc region of the South of France is the perfect go-to wine on a daily basis. The wine is not only very drinkable, but it is reasonably priced.

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Romantic Wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic wine

Like many when I think of Valentine’s Day I associate the day with the color pink. As I contemplate what to drink with my lover, I also think in the pink, which means my ideal romantic wine to share a special evening with my husband includes a bottle of either Rosé or sparkling wine of

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Wines of Portugal Tasting at Cafe Del Rey

Wines Of Portugal: Getting to know Portuguese Wine

My first intensive tasting of Portuguese wine occurred about a year ago at a luncheon at Café Del Rey. Recently, I explored in more depth the Wines of Portugal during a wine tasting event and seminar at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Eugenio Jardim, the US ambassador for Wines of Portugal, officiated both events and Evan

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Visit New York City Oculus Exterior

Visiting New York City: Exploring the Big Apple

Visiting New York City a person can never say that it is boring. Between sightseeing, nightlife, theater, and dining the day is very full. The frenetic energy of the city draws you in. It is a town that seems to never go to sleep. I recently went to New York for the International Media Marketplace

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