The wines of Cantara Cellar, Camarillo, CA

Cantara Cellars: A hidden winery gem in Camarillo

A spur of the moment detour ended up with a wonderful winery find. My husband and I were at the Camarillo outlets shopping for some incidentals for my daughter’s upcoming wedding when we decided to end our day with a stop to the Cantara Cellars, a Camarillo winery. Mike Brown, winemaker/owner, has been making wine … Read more

Austerity Wines

Feedfeed meets Austerity Wines: A dinner at Lucques

Today the farm to table dinner concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always taking the idea a step further by practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients, further wineries are joining … Read more

Bruliam Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

A wine tasting visit to the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Santa Lucia Highlands, also known, as SLH is an AVA primarily recognized for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Recently the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans were in Los Angeles sharing many of the area wineries latest releases to the trade. This article will feature some of my favorites discovered at this event. One must first … Read more

Oso LIbre Wines

Oso Libre: Finding the spirit of wine in Paso Robles

Before grape growing developed or became popular in Paso Robles, cattle ranching was one of the big draws in the area. The budding wine industry did not emerge in Paso till the 1960s and 70s. Today Oso Libre winery has merged these two agribusinesses. Through their Vines, Wine, and Angus program, they grow grapes, make … Read more

View of Santa Maria

Taste the Flavors of Santa Maria Valley

When traveling to Santa Barbara County, especially wine country, most people visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the region’s best-kept secret. Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. The area comprises three towns, Santa Maria, … Read more

View at Bassi Vineyards

Roll Out the Barrels: Wine tasting in San Luis Obispo

You might say it was a spur of the moment trip when the opportunity came to visit San Luis Obispo for the Roll Out the Barrels wine tasting event, I could not turn it done as it gave me a new insight into the wines of San Luis Obispo County. Having visited the area many … Read more

Burgundy Wine Tasting Seminar

All about Burgundy: Discovering The Wines of Bourgogne

When discovering Burgundy, it is not about the process or the brand; it is the concept of the terroir. The appellation is a land-oriented one, and those that cultivate and grow the grapes worship this ground.  The area is known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but also for its heritage, steeped in tradition that is … Read more

Summer White Wines

Pleasurable wines for summer drinking

It’s summertime and what better time to enjoy the refreshing qualities of a nice white wine or Rosé with a summer barbecue or dinner Al Fresco. Here are some of the summer wines I have discovered over the last several months. Italian White Wines The most unusual was Kettmeir Müller Thurgau from the Alto Adige … Read more

Wines of Pearl Morissette

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery: Niagara Wines best kept secret

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario is one of Canada’s well-known wine regions. Also known as Niagara wines region, one discovers in the town of Jordan a little gem of a winery called Pearl Morissette. In 2007, the winery, a collaboration between developer Mel Pearl and Francois Morissette began. One almost misses finding the winery tucked … Read more

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