Archive | August 2013

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Girasol…another Top Chef Success!

During our visit to California this Summer, we were excited to find out that recent and returning Top Chef contestant CJ Jacobson had just opened a restaurant minutes away from where we were staying.  We booked our reservation asap… We arrived with friends at Girasol in Studio City on a warm Friday evening. The place was […]

Four Fab Zins

  This week we decided it was time to once again step out of our comfort zone. We have never really made much fuss about Red Zinfandel. Our experience with it in the past has just never been that good. Well, all that has changed thanks to some dear friends who introduced us to the […]

Red Blend Wednesday

Red Blend wines can be easily misunderstood…and we’ll be the first to stick up for them!  We’ve talked to several people who assume that blends are the result of wine “experiments” or simply cheap wines that were made to get rid of extra grapes. Well, we have no problem informing peeps that ALL wine is […]

Food & Wine Celebration in L.A.

Are you a fellow foodie and/or wine lover? No plans this coming weekend? Well, then you won’t want to miss this year’s Los Angeles Food and Wine festival presented by Food & Wine and Lexus. The event kicks off this Thursday, August 22nd, and runs through Sunday, August 25th. We are so excited to be a […]

Beso Hollywood

Whether you live in Los Angeles or just visiting, chances are you may be dining in a Celebrity owned restaurant. On a whim last Summer we visited Beso in Hollywood, a Latin inspired restaurant owned by actress Eva Longoria. While we didn’t write a review on it then, we definitely knew we’d be back this […]

Pinot Noir Wednesday

Sure we enjoy our white wine during the Summer, but we just can’t stay away from our red for too long. Aside from some Sangria, a glass of a light Pinot Noir always works well in warm weather. This past week we’ve been sipping on some nice ones… Winemaker’s Notes: A pleasant growing season yielded […]

Which Wine Are You?

We ran across this clever chart on the web and had to share.  We definitely fall somewhere between a Merlot and a Cabernet with a touch of Muscat….but without Malbec on the chart it’s hard to reach a final conclusion. 😉 Which wine are you? Cheers!