Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

One of my favorite wine tasting events is The Garagiste Festival and Urban Exposure is coming back to Los Angeles, more specifically Santa Monica on July 15, 2017. What makes this a great event is the ability to discover new up and coming wineries. Most of all, I love to discover what the little guys

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Hacienda de Arínzano Rosé and Chardonnay

Arínzano: Presenting wines from Navarra in the best light

Recently I joined a twitter wine tasting showcasing the incredible wines of Arínzano, a winery located in the Navarra Do region of Spain. The wines sampled were their Hacienda de Arínzano Rosé and Chardonnay. Arínzano is the first winery in Northern Spain and the Navarra DO region to receive the Pago classification. A Pago is

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Maremma View - A Tuscan Landscape

Maremma: Tuscany’s hidden Secret

When we think of Tuscany and wines, our minds immediately reference Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano but rarely do we conjure up Maremma and the wines of Morellino Di Scansano. This region lying in the Tuscan Province of Grossetto is Tuscany’s hidden gem. There is more to Maremma than Sangiovese wine. Discovering Morellino Di Scansano was

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Red Wines

Great red wines to enjoy any time of the year

Like most people I usually prefer to drink red wines but on occasion a good white or Rosé is an easy substitute especially in the summertime. Therefore, before the season changes to more summery wines, I want to share some of my recent red wine finds that were impressionable enough to make this list. Spanish

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The Wines of Ca' del Bosco

Ca’ del Bosco: Bringing friends together over Franciacorta

It was an opportune day when attending the well-known Franciacorta producer, Ca’ del Bosco luncheon at Spago. This was a luncheon about friendship and wine. It became obvious when Wolfgang Puck dines at our table, that he and Maurizio Zanella are long time friends who have shared many wonderful experiences over Maurizio’s wine and Wolfgang’s

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Vignalta Reds

Vignalta: The Best of Colli Euganei

For most visiting a winery, being in the environment is the best way to discover what a particular winery is all about, especially those in Europe. This was not the case with Vignalta. Last May I had the opportunity to visit the Colli Euganei region. This trip included a visit to Vignalta. I enjoyed seeing

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Langwerth Von Simmern Rieslings

Chambers & Chambers: Rosés, Rieslings and Ramato

As spring moves into summer it is time to think about the enjoyment of Rosé and a variety of white wines. I recently had the opportunity to sample some of the Rosés, Rieslings and Ramato offered by Chambers & Chambers. Here are some of my favorites that you might want to put on your list

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Achaval-Ferrera Cabernet Franc

Achaval-Ferrera: Elevating Cabernet Franc

Being the first to try something new is always exciting. Tonight I got to participate in the debut of Achaval-Ferrera’s release of their first Cabernet Franc and wow what a wine. If you can get your hands on this one you will be pleasantly surprised. Another first for me was the fact that the debut

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Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Silverado Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon that perpetuates a legacy

Revisiting some of our well-established wineries that were pioneers in making a name for the California Wine Industry is always a pleasure especially when you can see a winery’s growth and impact. It was fortuitous that I was invited to a dinner at Spago with Russ Weis, the General Manager of Silverado Vineyards. Here we

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Malbec World Day Wines

6 Malbecs to enjoy on Malbec World Day

Next Monday, April 17th is Malbec World Day. In considering the cuisine for the night you might want to think about a beefy meal that pairs with Malbec to celebrate the day. The day was chosen because it commemorates a day back in 1853 that the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, decided to elevate

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