Roccafiore Winery and Resort Vineyards

Find Enchantment in Umbria at the Roccafiore Winery and Resort

In 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Luca Baccarelli and sample the wines of Roccafiore Winery. this magnificent property in person. Fast forward to 2016 where my wish came true on a recent trip to Italy. I have to say viewing images does not do justice to this winery and resort. In Italian, rocca means

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Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Wines

Gambero Rosso: Highlighting Tre Bicchieri Italian Wines

It had been ten years since the Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri came to Los Angeles but 2017 proved to be very special since it marks the 30th anniversary of the Gambero Rosso wine guide, the Vini d’Italia. The wine tasting event held at the Barker Hanger showcased those Italian wines that earned the highest rating, known

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Pointe-Hilton-Tapatio-Vina-Maquis

Capturing the Magic of Chilean Wines with Thoughtful Food Pairings

The iconic Different Pointe of View Restaurant sits on the Tapatio Cliffs above downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Besides offering spectacular sunset dinners, an acclaimed wine list and birds-eye views of the city lights, the Executive Chef combines all three into a monthly chef-led dinner with guest winemakers from around the world. Recently I was invited to

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Lodi Wine

Lodi Wine: Discovering this Central Valley AVA

Recently WineLA arranged a tasting at La Brea Bakery showcasing LoCA, The Wines of Lodi California. The Lodi wine area, which is known as the Zinfandel capital of the world was also named in 2015 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. Today Lodi is not just known for Zinfandel, there is an eclectic

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New Zealand Loveblock Wines

New Zealand Loveblock Wines Meets West Hollywood Wolf Restaurant

It is interesting to discover a winery and restaurant that have the similar philosophies and approaches to their craft. Such was the case when I was invited to the New Zealand winery, Loveblock Wines luncheon at Wolf, West Hollywood. What is even more fascinating is the commonality that exists even though you could consider the

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Bruliam Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

A wine tasting visit to the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Santa Lucia Highlands, also known, as SLH is an AVA primarily recognized for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Recently the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans were in Los Angeles sharing many of the area wineries latest releases to the trade. This article will feature some of my favorites discovered at this event. One must first

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Chandon Étoile Rosé

Six sparkling wines to dazzle your Valentine’s Day

Sparkling wine and Valentine’s Day could be considered synonymous so what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your lover than by opening a bottle of sparkling wine. Bubbles can enhance the occasion and bring out the dazzle for you and your true love. With a variety of hues and bubbles sizes, here are six

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The Vineyards at Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines: Passion and aesthetics inspire a unique winery

What could be more magnificent than an unobstructed winery view of vineyards while sipping wine at a hilltop tasting room. Such is the case at LAW Estate Wines where detail to the architecture, the beauty of the vineyards, sustainable and organic practices all come together providing a unique experience and producing exceptional wines from the

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JRC Vineyard Pinot Noir

A day in Santa Barbara tasting Pinot Noir

It does not take much to convince me to make a trip to Santa Barbara or sip Pinot Noir. When I received an invitation to the Santa Barbara Vintners Pinot Noir tasting at the Bacara Resort & Spa, it offered a nice opportunity for my husband and I to get away from Los Angeles, enjoy

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Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr: A female winemaker’s quest for terroir driven Cabernet Franc

There are many prominent female winemakers making their mark on an industry that was established predominately by men. One such woman is Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr has an affinity for Cabernet Franc. The winery is celebrating their 20th year of producing wine, which shows the prowess and stamina of the woman behind this

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