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

Santa Maria Wines of Rancho de Ontiveros

Santa Maria Wines: The Legacy of Ranchos de Ontiveros

This article is an excerpt from an article on Santa Maria wines I wrote for Wander with Wander in November. The article takes us on a journey through the generations of the Ontiveros family who helped develop the Santa Maria Valley. The history of Santa Maria involves the story of the Ontiveros family, the Ranchos

Switchback Ridge Wine

Switchback Ridge Wine: Paving A Legacy in Calistoga

The history of Switchback Ridge wine is the story of the oldest continuously owned winery in Calistoga and on the Silverado Trail. The Petersons legacy chronicles the Napa Valley region from the early 1900s to the present day. It also reveals some of the first women in wine and their role in sustaining a vineyard

Best Wine 2023 Year In Review

Best Wine 2023: Year In Review

It is that time of the year for me to share my list of the best wine 2023, my year in review. Besides the various in-person and Zoom tastings I attended here in Los Angeles this year, I traveled to North Carolina to discover the Yadkin Valley’s Surry County Wine Trail and The Crest of

Y by Yoshiki

Under The Sky With Y By Yoshiki

A child prodigy at the piano becomes the rage of Japan and the most influential composer in the country’s history. His pursuit of music, from classical to rock, has given him many opportunities not just as a musician, songwriter, composer, and filmmaker. Yoshiki Hayashi has pursued his interest with a clothing line but now has

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