Taste of Wine

Wine Spectator’s best restaurant awards

Wine Spectator’s best restaurant awards

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSÉS

There is no more elegant bottle of wine than a well-crafted Rosé.  This hybrid wine that radiates pleasure, coolness and seduction always captivates me.

Fallbrook: A wine country for the future

Fallbrook: A wine country for the future

On my visits to Temecula’s wine country I have been making the beautiful drive north on the Interstate15 in San Diego County for some nine years now, passing though what is known as Fallbrook.

The wines of Rocky Mountain high

The wines of Rocky Mountain high

In January, Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults 21 and older.  37 dispensaries opened for business and business has been booming.  But hold on.

Top ten tastes for the first half of 2014

Top ten tastes for the first half of 2014

  Like most west coast wine lovers, my choices have been confined to California, Oregon and Washington.

A wine moment at the Grand Del Mar

A wine moment at the Grand Del Mar

Road shows are nothing new in the wine world.  Especially this time of the year when wine makers really don’t have critical responsibilities at bud break and flowering of the vines.

Here’s What’s Happening in the Wine World

Here’s What’s Happening in the Wine World

The Coast News expands. As some of my readers know, I’ve been crisscrossing Colorado for the past couple of weeks, visiting wineries from Denver to Grand Junction and will deliver the news of what I found out about Colorado wines in just a few weeks.

The pinnacle of Southern California Marina hospitality

The pinnacle of Southern California Marina hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles, offers a commanding vista of one of the largest, most beautiful marinas in the world.

The essences of wine tasting

The essences of wine tasting

Last week I got to thumbing through my very first wine columns some nine years ago.  The wine world has changed so much since those halcyon days when life was a little calmer, prosperous and most of the wine we reported on was Cabernet and Chardonnay.

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

Miles of aisles on the Superhighway of Wine

I may need a few household things, but when I am finished at the COSTCO in Carlsbad, I have my few things PLUS nearly a case of a variety of wines to fill the cart.