Red Car Mural Torrance California

The Spirit of Torrance California

This post is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Big Blend Radio on Torrance, California, in 2023. As a Los Angeles native, I sometimes miss attractions in my backyard. One such place, until a recent visit, was Torrance California. This city, a part of Los Angeles County, is also part of the South

Sonoma Winery Three Sticks Wines the Adobe

Sonoma Winery Three Sticks Wines

What makes a winery or winemaker unique and stand out? When visiting a winery, I try to look for something different. It could be a unique variety used to produce wine, the region, or looking to the winemaker, their take on the wine, his path to winemaking, or something different in the winemaking process. In

Parable Winery New Napa Winery

New Napa Winery: Parable Wines

March 2024 marked the opening of a new Napa winery. Parable Wines, a father-and-son venture, opened its doors in picturesque Calistoga. Fred Eppright, an Austin, Texas, businessman in commercial real estate, and his son, Trey, are setting their sights high, promising a wine experience bound to captivate. Trey became interested in wine at the age

Holland Park Pond Surrey British Columbia

10 Best Things To Do In Surrey British Columbia

As a person with dietary restrictions, I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of multicultural food I could savor in Surrey British Columbia. This food adventure allowed me to enjoy the city even more. The eclectic food offerings transfer into the excitement of taking in Surrey. My stay in Surrey enamored me; from the downtown

Buellton Wine Tasting at Vega Vineyard and Farm

A special Buellton Wine Tasting at Vega Vineyard and Farm

If you are looking for an exceptional Buellton Wine tasting experience, visit Vega Vineyards and Farms. From the history of Rancho de Vega and its beautiful vineyards, one cannot help but enjoy a day spent sipping wine paired with delicious food offerings in the gardens. If that is not enough, take a stroll and visit

Moraga Bel Air Winery

Moraga Bel Air Winery: A Hidden Gem in Los Angeles

There are some hidden gems in Los Angeles that even locals have no clue about. I have run into two of these treasures this past year. One is the Fredrick Weisman Foundation in Holmby Hills, and the other is Moraga Bel Air Vineyard and Winery. Both are situated on residential streets, obscured behind gates. These

Loire Valley Cabernet Franc Wines

Explore Loire Valley Cabernet Franc with Bloom Big

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a tasting where I revisited the Loire Valley during an evening dinner event at The Gardens Rooftop at Petit Ermitage called Go On! Bloom Big, Explore the Loire Valley’s Cabernet Franc. My first encounter with Loire Valley Wines was in 2019 for Spring Into Loire Valley Wines. At

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