Taste of Wine

Taste of Wine: Top 10 tastes for the first half of 2015

Taste of Wine: Top 10 tastes for the first half of 2015

Half of 2015 has already gone by, so how many new wines have you tasted in the last six months.  Better yet how many would you buy again?

Taste of Wine: The new way to enjoy jazz, brunch and your favorite beverage

Taste of Wine: The new way to enjoy jazz, brunch and your favorite beverage

Tuscany is an Italian Restaurant in a sweet spot in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood, at a busy shopping center at El Camino Real and Alga Road. Since its beginnings in the early ‘90s, it’s always had fine food, and a busy bar with an occasional piano player.

Would you know your favorite wine in a blind taste test?

Would you know your favorite wine in a blind taste test?

Those of us who enjoy all that wine can and will give us to enhance our lives, at one point in our journey will want to take the next step forward and broaden our horizon.

Blue Sky Tasting at the  Wine Warehouse Trade Show

Blue Sky Tasting at the Wine Warehouse Trade Show

Every year I anticipate the blowout show in San Diego produced by Wine Warehouse, an international wine beer and spirits powerhouse distributor that draws hundreds of brands together for an annual product showing. Heck, they even represent sodas, ciders and teas!

Taste of Wine: Celebrity Cruises makes it a Great Wine Festival

Taste of Wine: Celebrity Cruises makes it a Great Wine Festival

Orange County is quickly catching on and catching up to San Diego and Los Angeles with elegant, comprehensive wine events of size and stature.

Taste of Wine: Seasalt comes ashore in Del Mar

Taste of Wine: Seasalt comes ashore in Del Mar

Congratulations to Salvatore Ercolano for delivering the perfect San Diego seaside restaurant and wine bar that’s as relaxed as you could wish for.

Taste of Wine: Encinitas Rotary wine event benefits 19 charities

Taste of Wine: Encinitas Rotary wine event benefits 19 charities

Recently, I observed that the wine consumer was getting washed with wine shows. This was not meant to be a complaint.

Rhone style wines shine for Niner Wines

Rhone style wines shine for Niner Wines

Taste of Wine: Rhone style wines shine for Niner

Taste of Wine: Rhone style wines shine for Niner

It’s a given that the Napa/Sonoma wine country in California draws more visitors than any other vineyard region.  All of us who are connected to this star-kissed industry owe it to Napa/Sonoma and the heavenly wines they have given us.  I’m one for honoring those that made history and brought California the fame and fortune […]

Taste of Wine: SoCal awash in wine shows

Taste of Wine: SoCal awash in wine shows

It would take reams of copy to summarize the dozens of wine shows that have descended onto Southern California to pour the latest releases of fine wine for a thirsty public.