Enter the World of Pinot Noir The first weekend of March is always World of Pinot Noir (www.wopn.com) now held at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara just north of Santa Barbara in Goleta. Here a weekend pass will set Pinot lovers back $1250 plus fees. And that doesn’t include lodging at either the host property, Bacara, […]
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Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 1 As the West Coast suffers under the scourge of massive wildfires, once again some of our top holiday ideas are suggestions for gifts that give back to fire victims in many different ways…and some are just playful and unique ideas for the loved ones in your life…and those others […]
Gift Guide 2018 Part 2 This second part of our 2018 Gift Guide features some unique gifts for the wine lover on your list. We’ve dug deep to find some of the California Wine Country’s undiscovered gems but we’ve made sure to add in a few perennial favorites guaranteed to light up any wine lover’s […]
A seductive summer side What vegetable do you serve with a summer meal of lamb and Pinot Noir? In Sonoma County, peak of season green beans with scarlet summer tomatoes make a great side dish. This Greek Bean Salad is what we chose to round out the meal of my first Sonoma Wine Salon. (Be […]
The beauty of simplicity This seductively simple lamb loin recipe was the main course of my first Wine Salon. It is a deceptively simple lamb preparation. Best of all, it features the aphrodisiac of rosemary. Its perfume permeates the air as the dish cooks. (And a little-known fact about rosemary, it improves memory! What could […]
A boutique hotel in the Big Easy I love going to New Orleans. And, as I always counsel my friends, when your kids go to college, make sure they go somewhere you want to visit…a lot. My daughter goes to Tulane University so I got totally lucky in that draw of the cards! As a […]
The magic of Wagyu and Zinfandel I discovered the magic Wagyu makes when it’s the base for a decadent chili. This particular Wagyu beef chili was created by Chef Rick Warkel of Calistoga Kitchen for the Northern California (Sonoma County) Wine Road Food & Wine Affair. The event included wineries from the Alexander Valley and Russian […]
Wine Country Wild Fire Relief by Barbara Barrielle Supporting the regions in which they call home, these artisan, locally-sourced companies are pledging to do what it takes to help their beloved communities rebound from the recent wildfire devastation. From small batch grain-to-glass spirits to chocolate and olive oil to natural bath and beauty products to […]
The charming hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea has everything a couple could need or want…and a place for their pups. It is a walking town so park, clip on a leash and head out to taste wines at the many tasting rooms that dot the Village.