Taste of Wine
Orange County is quickly catching on and catching up to San Diego and Los Angeles with elegant, comprehensive wine events of size and stature.
Congratulations to Salvatore Ercolano for delivering the perfect San Diego seaside restaurant and wine bar that’s as relaxed as you could wish for.
Recently, I observed that the wine consumer was getting washed with wine shows. This was not meant to be a complaint.
It’s a given that the Napa/Sonoma wine country in California draws more visitors than any other vineyard region. All of us who are connected to this star-kissed industry owe it to Napa/Sonoma and the heavenly wines they have given us. I’m one for honoring those that made history and brought California the fame and fortune […]
It would take reams of copy to summarize the dozens of wine shows that have descended onto Southern California to pour the latest releases of fine wine for a thirsty public.
In my many years of interviewing winemakers on their favorite winemaking experience, it’s almost always blending.
The huge increase in wine clubs on the west coast should not be a big surprise to anyone who has even a faint idea of how big the rise in wine consumption has been, especially in California.
This year my wine journey began like most, significant discoveries at venues both new and familiar. There was the memorable meeting with Napa wine pioneer, now in his 90s, Mike Grgich; and a road show get-together with the wineries in the Monterey and Santa Lucia Highlands wine country.
Today I was pondering how many lives were changed by that musical group, The Beach Boys, when they sang “In the warm California Sun!”
When travelers think of the south of France, they tend to picture yachts in Cannes and beachfront hotels sitting by white sandy coastline. But that’s only one part of the picture. There are many portraits of this French scenic land for anyone interested in culture, food and, of course, wine.