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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Sanford Winery Rancho La Rinconada Truck

Sanford Winery: The Role of Barrels in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Country

Visiting Sanford Winery is like a trip down memory lane because the founders of this winery pioneered the region, putting both Santa Barbara County and Sta. Rita Hills on the map as a prominent wine producing areas for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Meeting the current owner, John Terlato, and Winemaker Steve Fennell, one realizes they

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Downtown Paso Robles Wineries

Discover the wineries of Downtown Paso Robles

There is a new way to discover the wines of Paso Robles especially if you are a wine enthusiast, who enjoys the smaller boutique wineries. It is Downtown Paso Robles Wineries. A group of 20 wineries have come together to promote themselves as the town’s premier wineries in the civic center. Those visiting Paso Robles

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Winter Wine for your January pairings

The New Year has arrived, and 2018 appears to be off to a good start. Now is the time to think about winter wine that makes the perfect pairing for your January dining experience. Here are seven wines to compliment any meal. White Winter Wine I find with winter stews; the ideal go to is

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Pantai Inn La Jolla

Discover Paradise at the Pantai Inn

I love discovering all that California has to offer. You never know what you will encounter. One place that enchanted me was the Pantai Inn in La Jolla. The charming Pantai Inn with its Balinese décor is located on La Jolla’s exquisite coastline. Almost every luxury suite has a breathtaking view. Pantai means “fine white

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Milly Calico Cat by Cori Solomon

The Rainbow Bridge Claims Our Cat Milly

Today we will usher our middle cat to the Rainbow Bridge. It is time. Milly has been wallowing with a variety of ailments; a mysterious concoction of cancer, heat stroke, and old age. She’s lying beside me, and she is unusually quiet. Perhaps she knows. I have run out of tears. My eyes are swollen

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Wine & Roses Garden

Wine & Roses: The utmost in a Lodi hotel

A visit to Lodi must include a stay at Wine & Roses. At the same time, this Lodi hotel combines the region’s history with the communities wine legacy; it also offers a sanctuary for serenity and calm after a day of wine tasting. The ambiance is intensified by the hotel’s location, nestled in a park-like

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Wines from Lugana DOC

Lugana: Discover Italy’s Hidden White Wine Gem

Lugana plays a significant role in Italian wine history. The region was the first in Italy to obtain its DOC designation in 1967. Situated on the lower portion of Lake Garda in northern Italy, the wine region embodies two provinces Brescia and Verona and two regions Lombardy and Veneto. Furthermore, this area is strictly known

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Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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