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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The wines of Cantara Cellar, Camarillo, CA

Cantara Cellars: A hidden winery gem in Camarillo

A spur of the moment detour ended up with a wonderful winery find. My husband and I were at the Camarillo outlets shopping for some incidentals for my daughter’s upcoming wedding when we decided to end our day with a stop to the Cantara Cellars. Mike Brown, winemaker/owner has been making wine since 2005. With

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Austerity Wines

Feedfeed meets Austerity Wines: A dinner at Lucques

Today the farm to table concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always trying to take the idea a step further with many practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients further wineries

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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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Oso LIbre Wines

Oso Libre: Finding the spirit of wine in Paso Robles

Before grape growing developed or became popular in Paso Robles, cattle ranching was one of the big draws in the area. The budding wine industry did not emerge in Paso till the 1960s and 70s. Today Oso Libre winery has merged these two agribusinesses. Through their Vines, Wine and Angus program they grow grapes, make

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View of Santa Maria

Taste the Flavors of Santa Maria Valley

Most people when traveling to Santa Barbara County especially wine country visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez , Lompoc, Los Olivos and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the regions best keep secret. Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. You might say the area

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View at Bassi Vineyards

Roll Out the Barrels: Wine tasting in San Luis Obispo

You might say it was a spur of the moment trip when the opportunity came to visit San Luis Obispo for the Roll Out the Barrels wine tasting event, I could not turn it done as it gave me a new insight into the wines of San Luis Obispo County. Having visited the area many

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Burgundy Wine Tasting Seminar

All about Burgundy: Wines of Bourgogne

When discovering Burgundy it is not about the process or the brand, it is the concept of the terroir. The appellation is a land oriented one and those that cultivate and grow the grapes worship this ground.  The area is known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but also its heritage, steeped in tradition that is

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Summer White Wines

Pleasurable wines for summer drinking

It’s summertime and what better time to enjoy the refreshing qualities of a nice white wine or Rosé with a summer barbecue or dinner Al Fresco. Here are some of the summer wines I have discovered over the last several months. White Wines: The most unusual was Kettmeir Müller Thurgau from the Alto Adige DOC.

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Wines of Pearl Morissette

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery: A hidden secret on Canada’s Niagara Peninsula

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario is located in one of Canada’s well known wine regions but just outside the area is a town called Jordan, which features a little gem of a winery called Pearl Morissette Estate Winery. This Niagara Peninsula winery is a collaboration between developer Mel Pearl and Francois Morissette that began in

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