Does Temecula Valley's Wine Country Measure Up To Its Northern Neighbor, Napa Valley?

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the pull of a lever, puffs of fire shot up above our heads, warming the surrounding air and filling the checkered-rainbow hot air balloon as we rose higher and higher. Lofty Idea, as she is called, slowly moved farther and farther from the ground, quietly showing you how small you really are. On this crystal clear day the wind was tranquil, which meant the women piloting this Wizard-of-Oz vessel would have to heavily rely on finding just the right air space to cause the balloon to move right or left.

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Meet the Dogs of Temecula Wine Country

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Warm days, cool nights and vineyards as far as the eye can see. With an ideal coastal climate and pristine growing conditions, the state of California is known for having harvested some of the best vintages throughout the western world.... Read More

Tying the Knot in Temecula Valley

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Beautiful Temecula Valley wine country comes as a pleasant surprise to many first time visitors. Located in an ideal spot (less than an hour’s drive from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs), the wine trails are easy to find, easy to follow, and filled with picturesque wineries and inns…perfect places to say “I do.”... Read More

Slim Man | Thornton Winery's Michel Demma

Dec 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam

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. But two years ago it was a different story. Think 400 pounds, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, depression, heart issues, eight pills a day, and a life being driven by food addiction.... Read More

Chef Michael Cragg | Catering to Wine Country

Sep 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam

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 level through the pleasure of “experience” dining.... Read More

The Business Side of Being a Successful Chef

Jul 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam  |  1 Comment

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 The Temecula Creek Inn in the Temecula Wine Country area of Southern California you know I speak the truth. If you haven’t, you’re missing a profound treat.... Read More

Guide to Southern California's Best Wineries

Mar 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Ryan Eisenacher  |  2 Comments

Somewhere between the beginning of time and the Book of Genesis, the invention of wine came to fruition. Ancient Greeks offered it during celebrations, the Catholic Church utilized it during Mass and Egyptians used it for funerary rituals. And while many historians believe that its discovery was actually an accident, wine has played a fascinating role in many cultures over a span of thousands of years.... Read More

Temecula: Southern California's Land of the Sun

Mar 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone   |  2 Comments

The name Temecula comes from the Luiseno Indian word "Temecunga;" "temet" meaning "sun" and "ngna" which means "place of." The Spanish spelled the word "Temecula" which translated to "where the sun breaks through the mist."... Read More

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