Mun@Casarena: Integrating a passion for food, wine and Andes Mountains

Discovering the wines of Argentina includes learning about the cuisines that evolve around each winery experience. In Argentina some of the most outstanding restaurants are an integral part of the wine scene. One such winery is Casarena Bodega & Viñedos where one will find Mun@Casarena, a fabulous Asian – Argentine fusion restaurant. Mun@Casarena is the

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Uncorking Argentina: Experiencing the beauty of Argentina

Discovering Mendoza, Argentina can be made easy with Uncorking Argentina. Uncorking Argentina opens your eyes to experience all that Argentina has to offer or one might say they are uncorking and decanting all the wonders of Argentina, more specifically Mendoza. For those wanting an exciting and comprehensive wine tour with tastings, it is the perfect

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The Willows: Fine dining at its best

The Willows at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez is one of those very special dining experiences. Being located in the casino one would think the restaurant would have the same bustle and environment of a gamblers paradise. Contrary, the Willows Restaurant does not; it is Santa Ynez Valley’s best-kept secret. To read more…

Terrazas de Los Andes: Pure refinement in a destination winery

My adventures in Argentina began with a charming getaway that has everything you could possible desire when it comes to a relaxing time, fabulous wines, sumptuous meals and wonderful accommodations. Terrazas de Los Andes is a destination winery that involves each visitor in a totally unique epicurean experience. It was my first stop on my

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Cheval des Andes: Combining French elegance with Argentine style

My second day in Argentina took me to Cheval de Andes. Considered the “New World Grand Cru”, the winery is located on 50 hectares in the Las Compuertas district of Luján de Cuyo. The vineyard is known for its polo fields. Cheval des Andes is a joint venture between Terrazas de Los Andes and the

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn: Bringing back the classics with a new flair

The latest restaurant to open in Santa Ynez Valley is the Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn. It is the latest project from Matt and Jeff Nichols and is currently the trendiest place to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley. After being open two weeks, with a group of friends, we decided to see how it

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Hawk and Horse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Stars of Cabernet: A shimmering array of Cabernet Sauvignons

LearnAboutWine’s Stars of Cabernet yearly event in Los Angeles is always well attended.  Having the opportunity to taste and discover such a wide selection of Cabernet Sauvignon in one venue is truly awesome. To read more…

Melville Pinot Noir

Appellation West: Offering the best in distinctive California wines

The wines of very small boutique wineries are often hard to obtain. The question becomes where to find these wines.  Appellation West makes it easy to discover and purchase many of these difficult to find wines. Appellation West covers several distinct areas of California.  They have chosen eight appellations to represent.  From the north coast

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Edna Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

Exploring Chardonnay at Edna Valley Vineyards

Sunset Savor the Central Coast brings together and showcases the wines and cuisines of the California Central Coast.  What makes the event extra special are the Adventure Tours that take place over the days prior to the main weekend event. The Adventure Tours include a variety of activities from visiting an abalone farm to blending

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Paso Robles Inn: At the heart of your Central Coast wine country getaway

Paso Robles was originally known for its Mineral Springs.  These thermal springs brought many a traveler.  Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers and dairy farmers were the first to settle in the area.  Today Paso Robles, which means the Pass of Oaks is becoming an exciting place for both the arts and of course the

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