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World of Pinot Noir’s California Pinot Noir Great Sites Luncheon

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Arriving to the California Pinot Noir Great Sites lunch. Check out this menu plus the amazing wine line up we experienced! Dan Kosta, of Kosta Browne Wine, welcoming the group before lunch! Master Sommelier Fred Dame announcing the panelists, which included winemakers from Kosta Browne, Three Sticks Wines, Anthill Farms Winery, & Pisoni Vineyards. The delicious scallop course. Chef David ...

International Women’s Day & 2017 World of Pinot Noir Female Winemakers

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 After spending an incredible four days at the 2017 World of Pinot Noir Wine Festival there were a few takeaways that I had from the experience. First, we are beyond fortunate with the incredible assortment of United States Pinot Noir Wines the guests and I were able to experience including California and Oregon Wines.  As someone ...

The World Of Pinot Noir Top 10 Santa Barbara & Monterey Wines

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Hanging out before we entered the Friday tasting with Josh Jensen, Master Sommelier Fred Dame (another wine industry pal), and Larry Hyde of Hyde Winery & Vineyards. 1. Rusack Winery - These wines are incredible coming from various vineyards, including production on Santa Cantalina Island. Both the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are lovely! 2. Fess Parker - Fess Parker offers ...

The World Of Pinot Noir Top 10 Sonoma Wines

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Having recently attended the World Of Pinot Noir event in March at Santa Barbara's Bacarat Resort, it's hard to express what an incredible weekend I experienced. For starters, there were more than 200 Pinot Noir producers from all over the world. Talk about a wine lovers heaven!!  As you can imagine, with over 200 producers, I did not ...

The Upcoming World Of Pinot Noir Festival, March 4th & 5th 2016

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The Upcoming World Of Pinot Noir Festival, March 4th & 5th 2016 What is the World of Pinot Noir Festival: The World of Pinot Noir mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the ...

Failla Wines An Incredible Napa Winery With Unbelievable Sonoma Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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Failla Wines An Incredible Napa Winery With Unbelievable Sonoma Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Failla Winery is another incredible winery, which you may know from my Top 10 Wine & Spirits 2015 list, or from the Top 10 World Of Pinot Noir Festival Sonoma Top 10 List. As you can tell, I LOVE Failla Wines.  Failla’s tasting room and caves ...

Partners

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If you’re interested in learning how to partner I would love to hear from you. I have collaborated with many brands and companies ranging from Hotels, Restaurants, Wineries, Food & Wine Festivals, Culinary Judging, Beauty, & Retailers to Sponsored collaborations. Below are a few of the brands I have collaborated with. I recently started doing Chef & Winemaker Interviews so if you’d ...

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Fess Parker Winery A Fabulous Family Owned Santa Barbara Winery

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Winemaker Blair Fox, Eli Parker & Tim Snider The delicious Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay. Bien Nacido is one of the best vineyards in Santa Barbara growing grapes for various wineries including Fess Parker! Read more about Bien Nacido Vineyards here. Enjoying a Winemaker Lunch at Fess Parker with Wine Club guests Fess Parker President Tim Snider sharing some delicious ...

The Rosewood Sand Hill’s Spectacular Madera Restaurant

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As someone who dines out 4-5 times a week, it has become hard to surprise me and really really provide a unique over the top experience as I am regularly treated to such incredible service, food and wine. I guess that creates a challenge for restaurants every time they’re hosting food writers or media but ...

Top 10 Lompoc Wine Ghetto Tasting Rooms & Wineries

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As you have probably have read, I'm in LOVE with Santa Barbara's County Wine Country.  Why? Because they are making some of California's most incredible wines, especially if you enjoy cold climate Pinot Noir or Chardonnay (which I absolutely do).  Below is a list of my Top 10 favorite Lompoc Wine Ghetto Tasting Rooms & ...

Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Fall Harvest

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I could not have been more excited to attend my first Santa Barbara Vintner's  Celebration of Harvest tasting celebrating their 25th anniversary. Within the past year I have visited Santa Barbara County three times.Why, because I am obsessed with their wines, the people and the laid back vibe. It's truly my favorite region in California at ...

The Incredible Vineyard Tour & 6-Course Dinner at Oak Ridge Winery at The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference

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Earlier this summer I had the privelage of attending the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference held in Lodi California.  You are probably curious about Lodi as I have never been nor shared any Lodi Wines on the blog. I was just as excited to discover this unknown California wine region as you probably are reading what my ...

TGIF & Some Fun New Friday Fashion In Hayes Valley

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TGIF & Some Fun Friday Fashion In Hayes Valley TGIF! Today is a special Friday for me as it's MY BIRTHDAY so I'm jumping with joy! Kidding, but sort of as you'll see below :) Each year as I get older and wiser birthdays are bittersweet. They're exciting as I've lived another incredible year. And, this ...

Interview with Sondra Bernstein of girl & the fig

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What was your first memory of cooking and what did you cook? My first cooking memory is baking chocolate chip cookies in home economics when I was in elementary school. What is a knife you cannot live without? Pallares Solona knife What is one ingredient you cannot cook without? Ginger What was one of the biggest mistakes you made your first ...