Eve’s Wine 101

ElectionsVoteIn only about 150 pages author Adam Centamore covers “The Basics” of tasting and pairing cheese (and condiments) with every wine imaginable – sparkling, white, red and dessert - in his book, Tasting Wine and Cheese. Some Tasty Tidb(more..)

ElectionsVoteLots of wines, eight in all, to taste through this week. We are starting with the ports, though we would normally recommend finishing with a port. There is nothing at all wrong with starting a meal with a little taste of something sweet, and revisiti(more..)

ElectionsVoteAt the end of October I had a chance to taste a selection of Double Gold winners from the 2016 and 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and the 2016 and 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The San Francisco(more..)

ElectionsVoteMichael Perlis and I used to do an annual corkage fee article culled from local restaurants. It got very time consuming, and with sites like CorkageOnline.com now available, we no longer write our own. With that said, in a recent discussion with a fe(more..)

ElectionsVoteOkay all of you “book club” people, I know the real reason you meet: to talk about a book, yes, but while being well lubricated by fine wine, food and friends. So this book, The Booklover’s Guide To Wine by Patrick Alexander is just(more..)

ElectionsVoteI met whisky aficionado Monique Huston at the Universal Whisky Experience, aka the Nth show, in Las Vegas earlier this year. (Hold the dates for next year’s extravaganza: April 4th through the 7th) I assumed I’d be lucky if our paths ever(more..)

ElectionsVoteThrilled to attend Whisky Live LA this past October with my husband Eddie, I found many new spirits beyond single malt whisky to sample and met up with many whisky people that I’ve seen enough times now to call friends.  If you don’(more..)

ElectionsVoteOkay, so yes, I got to review yet another cocktail book – by choice! Why, you may ask, as I have about a dozen or more so far, would I want another? Because I love recipe books, and not just because, as you may think, easy read/easy review. It (more..)

ElectionsVoteSisley got such an unbelievable re-boot this year (2017) that it's now the most incredible bar and dining venue you have ever seen - and probably will ever see – in the Santa Clarita Valley. (Note: If you came in during the soft opening phase (more..)

ElectionsVoteIn the elegant framework of the restaurant Wolfgang Puck at the Bel-Air Hotel, several somms, restaurant owners and wine buyers, as well as a few wine writers, were invited to learn about Vina Ardanza, celebrate in their 75th anniversary, taste vinta(more..)

ElectionsVoteI’d love to give you an opening, but suffice to say, a page and a half of tasting notes? OMG, let’s let Workman Ayer wines speak for itself: Tasting de facto red wine 2014, Santa Barbara County 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache (Notes from the (more..)

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