Taste of Wine

De-mystifying wine: What’s in your glass?

De-mystifying wine: What’s in your glass?

In travels near and far, I meet a lot of wine consumers who love this classic beverage and want to learn more, but questions do persist about content.

Dishing out the Wine Spectator Awards

Dishing out the Wine Spectator Awards

3,793 restaurants from around the world recently earned awards for their wine lists from the leading wine publication in the world, Wine Spectator.

Taste and smell the coffee love at Revolution Roasters

Taste and smell the coffee love at Revolution Roasters

Truthfully, I’ve always been as much of a fan of the scent produced from roasting, grinding, and brewing coffee as I have of drinking it. Revolution Roasters, which shares a space and provides coffee to Café Ipe in Leucadia, takes all of those sensory experiences to another level.

Art meets music meets wine & food at Amaya La Jolla

Art meets music meets wine & food at Amaya La Jolla

Prospect Street in La Jolla is squeezed with many restaurants vying for prominence.

Taste of Wine: Wine & music are taking center stage in Temecula

Taste of Wine: Wine & music are taking center stage in Temecula

This year is shaping up to be a landmark one for Temecula Wine Country in its quest to not only be a recognized destination for excellent wines, but for big time music venues.

The big bold wines of Sonoma

The big bold wines of Sonoma

Touring in Sonoma Wine Country

Touring in Sonoma Wine Country

Big, stately and beautiful are the first descriptors that come to mind when recalling my trip to Sonoma Wine Country recently.

TOP 10 TASTES: The best of the first half of 2013

TOP 10 TASTES: The best of the first half of 2013

Well that was fast!

Rock Star Makes Wine in Italy

Rock Star Makes Wine in Italy

In 1999, after a decade long frustrating search, Gordon Sumner and his wife found a 650-acre estate on a hill in Tuscany, Il Palagio.

Farm fresh steak and seafood & 1st class at West

Farm fresh steak and seafood & 1st class at West

There’s something remarkable going on at Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad.