Enjoy An Indulgent Night Out At Smith & Wollensky Atlantic Wharf

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s the holidays so there is no better time than now to celebrate that promotion you didn't get, the relatives who drive you nuts, or just a chance to splurge on an indulgent, “worth-every-penny,” night-on-the-town. We can’t help you with the first two but here’s a hint for the latter – Smith & Wollensky Atlantic... Read More

SIP Wine Bar Del Mar Delights With Extensive Wine Selection & Savory Plates

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Locals and tourists alike have become accustomed to visiting the Del Mar Plaza for exceptional wining and dining experiences. One cozy new venue, SIP Wine Bar, is already making a tasty mark on the local scene. This intimate indoor/outdoor gastro-gem is an extension of its sister restaurant, Flavor Del Mar, which resides rooftop... Read More

Ram's Gate Winery's Membership Delivers Wine to Your Door

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wine. Delivered to your house. Six at a time. Three times a year. That’s exactly what you get when you sign up for what just might be the best gift this holiday season - the entry level “Sip” Membership to Ram’s Gate.... Read More

How To Set a Formal Table Properly

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

The holiday season is in full swing and that means food, family, and celebrations. If yours has been chosen (or volunteered) as the host home, then it might be time to clear the table of old mail and takeout menus. When I am a guest, a formal table setting is such a thoughtful and beautiful touch. The little details make diners and the occasion feel extra special.... Read More

How to Read a Wine Label

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wine labels can be pretty confusing to read if you don't know what everything means. It gets even more frustrating when you discover that wine labels are not universally structured and that different countries will have very different looking labels. Instead of staring at the bottle for twenty minutes, afraid to show your lack of knowledge while blocking the aisle of your favorite wine merchant, check this simple reference guide out so you can get through that store quicker. The sooner you buy it, the sooner you can drink it.... Read More

Seasons 52 Brings "Farm-to-Table" Approach To National Brand

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Just in time to offset the holiday gluttony and facilitate those perennial New Year health resolutions, Seasons 52 restaurant has opened its doors in San Diego’s Westfield UTC. The concept of this fresh grill and wine bar, now with 25 locations across the U.S. and more on the horizon... Read More

Nation's Top Sommeliers To Attend 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Hundreds of bottles of the finest wines ever produced will be uncorked next month at the 2013 Naples Winter Wine Festival. Sixteen celebrity chefs and 28 vintners will participate in festivities during the event. The sommeliers include wine educators and directors from... Read More

The Broadmoor's Sommelier Gives Tips on Choosing Wine for the Holidays

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

With the holidays officially here, party and menu planning come full swing. Making its presence known more and more each passing year, wine takes charge as beverage of choice for holiday cheer. After all, wine perfectly pairs with warming foods and never overshadows a table full of homemade treats. Gathering tips on wine drinking during the holidays put us in touch with The Broadmoor Colorado Springs.... Read More

Boozy Gifts to Bring the Host on the Holiday Party Circuit

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As we whirl away on the holiday party circuit, we face the age-old dilemma: What's the perfect gift to bring as a guest, when every situation is different?... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

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