Author Archive for Frank Mangio
In my Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ days, I played everything I could get from
I’ve known for some time now that the most vital district in San Diego County is that business and residential area between University City and Del Mar. If you take a good look at a county map, it’s the geographical center of this vibrant part of Southern California.
From the ancient hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy, and made with select high quality Sangiovese grapes.
I’ve never met a Pinot Noir I didn’t like that came from an Oregon winery. It is the American home for this complex yet smooth, velvety, delicate varietal. I have talked to many wine aficionados who either have gone though this magnificent state or who will be making plans to go in the next year, [...]
In 2012 America solidified its position as the world’s largest wine consuming country in the world (beating the French, again.)
So you’re ready to party. There is nothing that tops a bottle of champagne or sparking wine to get you and your guests in the mood.
A growing number of people I know have had it with the “rush hour” mentality of the days leading up to Christmas and extending into the New Years holiday. Those intrepid individuals tend to park their cars in the driveways of out-of-the-way resorts with quiet ambience that signal a meditative, relaxed way to celebrate.But first [...]
There is no debate that the best known wine country in America has been under a lot of stress due to the economy, challenging grape growing weather, price cutting and carpetbagger-discounters. It’s been a struggle the past five years for the famed Napa Valley. What a difference a year has made. 2012 will be forever [...]