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A quest for perfection in California’s Wine Country

When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the cognoscente Louis Roederer implemented his visionary approach to cultivating his vines, aiming to master each stage of the wines creation. While … Continue readingA quest for perfection in California’s Wine Country

Paso Robles: A Hidden Wine Country Gem

Paso Robles has become one of California’s most exciting wine regions. Ten years ago, there were less than 35 wineries here. Today there are more than 200. And the wines … Continue readingPaso Robles: A Hidden Wine Country Gem

Bubbles, Baths and Balloons: A Napa Escape

They call Napa Valley “the playground for adults” and with good reason. Where else, so close to home, can you find a fun-filled weekend trip that includes hiking, dining, wine … Continue readingBubbles, Baths and Balloons: A Napa Escape

Interview with Winemaker Jeff Hansen of Lula Cellars

How did you get into winemaking? My career in the wine industry started in February 1986 when I left Los Angeles and moved up to Napa Valley. Prior to Napa … Continue readingInterview with Winemaker Jeff Hansen of Lula Cellars

6 recipes to pair with your favorite red wine

We love red wine. We love the way it looks, the way it smells, the way it unfolds in your mouth, the amazing variety of wines in the world, and … Continue reading6 recipes to pair with your favorite red wine

No-Cooking-Allowed Cocktail Hour

  No-cooking-allowed Cocktail Hour Caprese Salad Platter This is a versatile salad. The classic version  includes mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, fresh basil and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. I find the … Continue readingNo-Cooking-Allowed Cocktail Hour