Taste of Wine

The passion returns for Michael Mondavi

The passion returns for Michael Mondavi

The Mondavi name in Napa Valley wine lore is indeed alive and well.  It still commands a reverence for its illustrious history and an intense interest in its re-boot for the future.

It’s all about the flavor at Sublime Tavern

It’s all about the flavor at Sublime Tavern

James Limjoco is the easiest interview I have ever had the pleasure to do.

Dates Set for 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Dates Set for 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Make your plans now for the biggest and best wine and food festival on the West Coast and the most talked about public event in San Diego.

In crisis Napa Valley is all for one, one for all

In crisis Napa Valley is all for one, one for all

As of day five after the 6.0 earthquake that struck the southern district of Napa Valley, damage estimates may top $4 billion, with 120 injuries, three critical, with more than 103 dwellings “red tagged” as un-livable.  There have been 104 smaller earthquakes recorded to date since the big one during the early morning hours of Aug. […]

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

It’s on with the Harvest in Napa Valley

August is barely here and already harvest whistles are blowing for one of the major varietals of wines in Napa Valley — the sparkling wines.

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

There is no more elegant bottle of wine than a well-crafted Rosé.  This hybrid wine that radiates pleasure, coolness and seduction always captivates me.

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

I may need a few household things, but when I am finished at the COSTCO in Carlsbad, I have my few things PLUS nearly a case of a variety of wines to fill the cart.

On the road again to find the ‘Great Eight’

On the road again to find the ‘Great Eight’

The road map to find my “Great Eight” wines for the first three months of the year took me to many road shows, wine bars, resorts and restaurants.

Discovering  wines on the boot

Discovering wines on the boot

The results are in on the 2013 Italian harvest and for those that enjoy a good Barolo, Chianti Classico, Primativo or Nero D’ Avola and hundreds of other Italian varietals, the news is good.

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

Sirocco – a touch of Italy in the California Desert

I do my diligence with attention and care when it comes to considering a restaurant and its dinner and wine list.  Does it live up to its story by delivering the goods, like listing all the ingredients for each menu item and describing the wine in detail with vintage, district and taste?

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