By Jenny Peters The Napa Valley: what better place on earth could you go to celebrate the fusion of the fine arts paired up for 12 days with world-class culinary experiences [...]
Lovers of fine Italian wine converged on the Hammer Museum on May 19, 2016, as Tuscany’s famed Ornellaia winery brought their annual Vendemmia d’Artista charity project [...]
Pink wine lovers kicked off the early summer season in style here in Los Angeles from May 13 to May 15, 2016, as the annual La Nuit en Rosé festival descended on the [...]
By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters When the Masters of Taste rolled into the Rose Bowl in early April, the gourmet food, wine, beer and spirits extravaganza was actually [...]
By Andy J. Gordon There was a smorgasbord of fine wines at the 2015 Southern California edition of Pinot Days on November 21, 2015 at The Skirball Cultural Center. Pinot Days [...]
By Jenny Peters It was an exciting early October weekend in Southern California, as the Longines Masters galloped into the Los Angeles Convention Center for its second year [...]
On a balmy summer evening in July, Altamed
hosted a themed food and wine event at the beautiful outdoor courtyards of downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station. Altamed
has been delivering quality medical care to the underserved communities of Southern California for more than 40 years. Their fundraising event brought together some of the finest Latino owned restaurants and wineries from the greater LA area as well as elsewhere along the west coast. Guests enjoyed unlimited food and wine in addition to dancing to the music of some talented live acts.
When wine lovers think about Bordeaux the first thought is often “the best wines in the world.” The second thought is quite often “too bad that I can’t afford them.” But there is no need to skip the Bordeaux region because of cost. Not all good Bordeaux wines have crazy prices. Sure a bottle of a great vintage Lafite Rothschild or Château Ausone can cost you a few months’ pay. But keep in mind that there are more than 6000 wineries in the Bordeaux region. And many make excellent wines that can cost as little as $15 or $20.
What’s the best thing to happen in Southern California in May? If you’re a lover of Italian wine and food, then there is nothing better than Vino California, the annual celebration of Italy’s finest. [...]
There are legends born every day. But sometimes it's not until after they're gone that we appreciate their greatness. Fortunately, there's one heroine in our midst who is very much alive and with us. She’s responsible for some of the best winemakers in the heart of one of the wine world's most prestigious regions. Her name is Jeanne-Marie de Champs, and for those who know her, she is truly the Queen of Burgundy. For this amazing woman, it's not about power. It's not about money. It's all about having the greatest wine in the world. And as Jeanne-Marie will tell you, there's only one way to accomplish that. "In Burgundy, the secret is in the vines!"