Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood

Meadowood Napa Valley before the destruction of the fires in 2020

Where to Stay: Napa Valley’s Meadowood Meadowood. Blissful Spa Experiences, Sublime Dining and Luxury. UPDATE:  Meadowood sadly was impacted by the fires in Napa Valley in October 2020. We wish them all the best while they rebuild in these trying times. Our hearts are heavy by the destruction and devastation to all in Napa Valley. […]

Five Key Ingredients to a Great Wine Bar. The Winner is…

Five Key Ingredients to a Great Wine Bar. The Winner is...

VIDEO Interview at Compline Wine Bar In the Heart of Downtown Napa: Compline Wine Bar & Restaurant   https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJ4jnpPwJOw Walking into a wine bar, I often feel a bit of a thrill.  It’s like treasure hunting. Occasionally blind-sided by bad taste, poor concept or even worse, uninspiring wine. You see a variety of different takes […]

Pebble Beach, World Class Chefs and The Lexus Effect

Pebble Beach Food and Wine Kick Off!

Pebble Beach Food and Wine’s Featured Chefs: Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat with Carlo Mirarchi of Blanca NYC The interview, with Drew Barrymore and her winemaker, Kris Kato was more than enough to entice me.  Coasting down Highway 101 south to Pebble Beach. The road is smooth. The curves, tight. I’m in a 2017 Lexus […]

Celebrating Change for Women Chefs

James Beard Foundation and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs

 James Beard Foundation Helps Change the Game for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs {Video Interviews} Women Chefs & Restaurateurs have many of the same challenges that plague women in other industries. The numbers of women in the kitchen in the major leadership roles are expanding, yet not at an impressive rate. One survey in the UK […]

Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth

Chef Tim Hollinsgworth's Otium LA

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Dining at New Heights: Chef Tim Hollingsworth Chef Tim Hollingsworth at Otium Chef Tim Hollingsworth The most luxurious way to travel is aboard a private jet. The traditional hassles of other humans, lines, and annoying seating arrangements is a distant memory when you fly at this level. Pebble […]

Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Wine Insider Food & Wine With less than a week before one of the most well-attended food and wine events, Pebble Beach Food & Wine,  Lara Sailer Long, the event’s Executive Wine Director, talks about the pursuit of great wines.  She’s the […]

The Chef and the Rockstar: VH1 Save The Music

Rockstar Matt Nathanson & Chef Brandon Sharp at Solage Calistoga, VH1 Save The Music

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss The Chef and the Rockstar: VH1 Save the Music The Chef, The Rockstar, and food paired to music. The drive from Napa to Calistoga is about 45 minutes in the winter months. The season matters. Summer, when all the tourists (5 million in 2015 alone) are here can […]

Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila

David Ravandi, Founder 123 Tequila on The Wine Siren

Facebook Instagram Youtube Linkedin Twitter Medium Rss Secrets of the Changing Landscape of Tequila Tequila tells a story like the terroir of California wine. 123 Tequila by David Rivandi The nuances of a well made spirit can be quite profound and interesting. Improvements in the process and mavericks in the field are garnering a whole […]

Top Nine Holiday Gifts : Guiding Inspired Palates

Top 2015 Holiday Gifts for the Wine Lover

Facebook Instagram Linkedin Medium Twitter Youtube Rss Top Nine Holiday Gifts: Guiding Inspired Palates The holiday season is upon us! For some, it’s been a year of gathering the perfect holiday gifts and wrapping them at their leisure.  However, if you are anything like me, I need resources that tap into my “Love Bank” and […]

A Perfect Taste of LA ~ The Food & Wine Festival

LA Food & Wine Festival with Egg Slut

Facebook Instagram Linkedin Medium Twitter Youtube Rss A Perfect Taste of LA ~ The Food & Wine Festival Bright lights, big city, spectacular full moon and clear skies… A perfect evening frames the LA Food & Wine event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The air of excitement, effusive energy and anticipation are palpable. Many attendees are […]