Tag Archive | Wine and Food

Holiday Wines

While we all have different palates, we could always use some general guidelines to make sure our wine-loving guests are taken care of this holiday season. Here are some useful tips we thought worthy of sharing on finding the right wines for the right occasion and dish… Holiday Wines Knowing which wines to serve can […]

Crazy for Chianti this Fall

Now that the weather is getting cooler, there’s nothing like curling up with a glass of red wine and some comfort food. Well, this Fall we are crazy for Chianti….and grilled cheese sandwiches! That’s right…we said grilled cheese. 😉 After learning about the 2nd annual “Crazy for Chianti” program, we couldn’t resist joining the fun… […]

A Sparkling Toast

In preparation for next week’s festivities, here is an infographic that will help you toast in the New Year right…CHEERS!

Lodi Blends

This past week we decided to tap into our California wine stash, particularly some affordable red blends from Lodi.  The bottles were purchased at Cost Plus World Market during our recent trip to SoCal.  At $10-$12 per bottle, you’re looking at some great value.  Lodi, CA has not steered us wrong yet.  Cheers! Winemaker’s Notes: […]

A Couple of Chilean Carménères

This week we are feeling the Fall weather – and loving it!  Autumn is around the corner. You know what that means, right? It’s everyone’s favorite season…HARVEST season!  In celebration we toasted with some affordable and tasty Carménère wines from Chile. Cheers! Winemaker’s Notes:  This Carménère features a deep purple red colour, intense red berry aromas […]

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 […]