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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The Wines of Anselmi

Anselmi: Raising the bar on the Garganega grape

The vibrancy of Lisa Anselmi radiates in her surroundings just like the Anselmi wines I experienced at a wine tasting luncheon at Obica Mozzarella Bar in West Hollywood. By far some of the most outstanding wines I have experience utilizing the Garganega grape from the Soave region. Needless to say I was impressed from the

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Wild Card Wine Selection

The pairing of friends with gifts of wine and food

What wine does a wine connoisseur buy for a friend as a special gift or a celebration with friends and family? That was the question we would answer when each member of the Wine Review Council brought one of their favorite wines to share along with a pairing of a favorite food a couple of

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Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône

Les Dauphins: Romancing the Côtes du Rhône from an era gone by

Often it is the wine label that intrigues one to sample a bottle of wine. Such was the case when I was sent two bottles of Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône to review. As an art major in college, one of my favorite art movements is Art Nouveau. The organic style and use of natural

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DeLille Cellars’ Estate Vineyard, Grand Ciel, Red Mountain AVA, WA.

DeLille Cellars: Celebrating 25 years of Washington wine

This year marks a very special one for DeLille Cellars in Washington State. The winery is celebrating their 25th year of making wine. March 22nd kicks of a yearlong celebration of this Woodinville winery. The winery was established in 1992. Chris Upchurch is the cofounder and executive winemaker. DeLille focuses on Bordeaux blends with a

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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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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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