ElectionsVote So excited to taste the latest red wine release from Workman Ayer, a red blend from the Santa Barbara County. Why? As I sort of discovered Michel Ayer at an early Garagiste Festival, have since enjoye(more..)


ElectionsVote Last week I ran a round up article on what people thought a wine bar should stock their shelves with. This week we share even more comments on ideas for SPECIAL SECTIONS and OTHER great ideas: SPECIAL(more..)


ElectionsVote Recently a pal that used to live in Santa Clarita had called me as he was opening a wine bar where he lives now in Texas. He didn’t want advice on anything other than what wine I would want if I(more..)


ElectionsVote The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is the only all-encompassing event in California for the restaurant and foodservice industry, making it THE one-stop source for everything you need to su(more..)


ElectionsVote By now you’ve read my two articles on judging the first annual Global Wine Awards; you may have even seen a third installment on the winners. But what you haven’t seen, or had your virtual(more..)


ElectionsVote The fourth Cocktails on the Roof is headed our way fast: September 7! We have new vendors joining our existing vendors and a new out-of-the-box idea – a Wine on the Roof table - added to what yo(more..)


ElectionsVote Oh yes. There is most definitely a bar at Lunetta, The Moon Bar, and it’s open, with very convenient parking, in the heart of Santa Monica, an eclectic menu and - the cocktail menu is both inspi(more..)


ElectionsVote Angeleno's annual Live & Dine LA event honors the city's most distinguished chefs and restaurateurs that continue to shape and evolve L.A.'s culinary scene. Guests will be treated to exclusive cul(more..)


ElectionsVote Garagiste festival co-founders Stewart McLennan and Doug Minnick (locals know Doug from his shared wine tasting room in Downtown Newhall, Double Trouble) as well as countless experienced volunteers, s(more..)


ElectionsVote I shared a press release recently on canned wines. Suffice it to say, most of the comments, mine included, were biased against canned wines. Most of us didn’t care for the presentation – j(more..)