Linda Kissam is a professional food, wine and travel writer based out of Southern California specializing in easy ' breezy stories sharing her favorite things about the places she visits. As she sips with the winemaker, dines with the chef, or shops with the gift concierge, she dishes out insights on the fabulous, the famous, and the unforgettable. Whether riding the rails in Europe, reviewing an extraordinary wine, or being pampered at a luxurious spa, she's investigating the local buzz to provide her readers with tips on what to buy and what to try.
Sitting in front of me is Michel Demma a trim 31 year old Temecula man with a big smile, an amazing spirit, and an inspiring story. Looking at him now would never lead me to believe he was ever anything but slim, energetic, and a leader in his field.... Go to Article
Here’s a yummy fall pairing you’re sure to love. The sausage soup is to die for and when paired with the Château Julien affordable ($15) 2009 Barrel Select Merlot — we definitely have a fall time winner.
The Barrel Selected label was introduced to... Go to Article
I am one lucky Wine Chix. I received an invitation from the Czech Tourism Department to explore the wine, food and activities of the trending Czech Republic via Prague and South Moravia. It was a short trip – just five days, but oh what a great five ... Go to Article
About a year ago on a TV show, I came across twin winemakers, 26-year-old Nick and Brian Davis and their refreshing pomegranate wine. Born and raised in California’s Central Valley, they’ve been farming most of their lives. They both graduated from C... Go to Article
The Czech Republic’s culinary scene is noted for its hearty comfort food featuring lots of meat and high carb foods. This is not light dining, but it is delicious. You won’t find the average Czech sitting in a café sipping Pinot Gris and nibbling at ... Go to Article
Top wine country catering tends to require a little more creativity than a few shrimp on a simple silver platter. Catered food should do more than just fill you up. It should be stimulating, edifying and satisfying, bringing the event to another leve... Go to Article
Summer is on it’s way out — so make your way into the kitchen to recreate your own version of the beloved Sangria that is served at Thornton Winery Jazz Concerts.
White or Red Sangria: Serves 12 People
Compliments of Executive Chef Steve Pickel... Go to Article
Tasting wine has an etiquette all its own. Whether you’re at a winery or wine bar the rules pretty much are the same. Expect to pay for the tasting. Free wine tasting seems to be a thing of the past, but on occasion you can still find a free tasting ... Go to Article
Spotlight on Temecula Creek Inn's
Executive Chef Salvatore Giuliano
There’s absolutely no doubt that Temet Grill’s Executive Chef Salvatore is an amazing culinarian. This boy can cook with the big dogs. If you’ve been to the Temet Grill at ... Go to Article
Well...I am impressed. America’s first wine country not only boasts some solid wines, but also has its very own state grape glass – the Riedal Crystal Norton Wine Glass. Hardly anyone gets that, let alone a small wine district in the middle of the co... Go to Article
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