Author Archive for Frank Mangio
My favorite time of the year is within reach, when the food and wine community reaches out and sets the table with special occasion dinner and wine parties and giving programs for the needy.
In 2010 and 2011, the struggles of wineries up and down the state resonated in all corners of the industry.
I’m a long-time member of a worldwide organization dedicated to preserving the culture and life-style of Italy, and attend meetings and events at the North San Diego County Lodge of the Sons of Italy.
We are just days away from the 22nd annual Harvest Celebration in Temecula Wine Country, a two day event Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The excitement is building. The 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, five days of the celebration of the joy of food and wine, will be with us soon. A small army of chefs and wine makers will flood San Diego with unforgettable tasting. 200 wineries pouring over 1,000 different wines, breweries, spirits [...]
The economic news for San Diego and its sister cities in the county is finally pointing up, away from the chill of the deepest recession since the great one way back when.
In our last report on Napa Valley wines, most wineries were happy to see the progress of the fruit as it experienced “Veraison,” the changing of the leaves and grapes to a rich color, signaling the onset of harvest.
If you needed a new reason to sit and soak in the magnificent Pacific Ocean, you have one in the breathtaking surroundings at Chandler’s, the new restaurant and lounge inside the equally beautiful new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa.
Not so long ago, the revered winemaker who would come to personify the greatness of Napa Valley wines, Robert Mondavi, was quoted as saying that wine is “poetry in a bottle.”I would add that Napa Valley wines can be described with the same spirited reverential experience. Its 400 wineries fit in a pastoral roadmap [...]
It is safe to say that you can walk into a room full of wine aficionados that love to talk up their favorite wines and ask the first person you come across to say something nice about viognier (VEE-ohn-yay). They will look at you funny and offer you a chardonnay.Those of you who have been [...]