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Roasted Pumpkin Wedges by  Chef Anthony Stewart

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges by Chef Anthony Stewart

This fall, you can enjoy pumpkins a plenty. The superb superfood is a staple for any Fall Feast and as any foodie knows, pumpkin is a health powerhouse (low in calories, high in fiber and packed with beta carotene and potassium). So with Pumpkins...

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Wines of the Week: Cheers to Chardonnay – Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Cheers to Chardonnay – Under $20, 90 Points

There are plenty of Chardonnay “haters” out in the world, but so many more people just love it.  Thus, for those who are always seeking good value and great taste, here are a few Chards that are sure to please your palate (and wallet).  La...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

I’ve said it before and I find that I must say it again; thank God for the eccentric, idle rich.  Because of them, we have some of the finest spirits produced today, great new Tequilas, Rums, Scotches and Vodkas and now even Gin.  These...

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Gourmet Gala Dinner to Benefit Arthritis Foundation Central Coast

Gourmet Gala Dinner to Benefit Arthritis Foundation Central Coast

Taste of the Town Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner was held at Bacara Resort & Spa. The evening featured a VIP tasting event with a select group of ten Taste of the Town wine, beer & spirits partners along with appetizers; a 3-course...

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Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

As you may know, the origin of the Martini dates back to the mid-19th century, when a cocktail called the “Martinez” was served at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. By the end of the 19th century, the modern “dry martini,”...

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Roasted Pumpkin Wedges by  Chef Anthony Stewart

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges by Chef Anthony Stewart

This fall, you can enjoy pumpkins a plenty. The superb superfood is a staple for any Fall Feast and as any foodie knows, pumpkin is a health powerhouse (low in calories,...

Read Full Story »

Wines of the Week: Cheers to Chardonnay – Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Cheers to Chardonnay – Under $20, 90 Points

There are plenty of Chardonnay “haters” out in the world, but so many more people just love it.  Thus, for those who are always seeking good value and...

Read Full Story »

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

I’ve said it before and I find that I must say it again; thank God for the eccentric, idle rich.  Because of them, we have some of the finest spirits produced...

Read Full Story »

Gourmet Gala Dinner to Benefit Arthritis Foundation Central Coast

Gourmet Gala Dinner to Benefit Arthritis Foundation Central Coast

Taste of the Town Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala Dinner was held at Bacara Resort & Spa. The evening featured a VIP tasting event with a select group of ten...

Read Full Story »

Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

Unique Takes on the Martini from Bombay Sapphire Gin

As you may know, the origin of the Martini dates back to the mid-19th century, when a cocktail called the “Martinez” was served at the Occidental Hotel in...

Read Full Story »

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. So add them to your shopping list,...

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Parsnip Chips and Maple Mustard Dip by Amy Sherman

Parsnip Chips and Maple Mustard Dip by Amy Sherman

Here’s a great fall recipe featuring an unexpectedly sweet seasonal vegetable… Parsnips! These carrot-cousins add sweetness to soups and stews but can also...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

Well, you would have to figure that anyone who has been doing something since 1863 just might be doing it right. The Camus family has been making their fine cognacs...

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Simple Cocktail Recipes for National Punch Day

Simple Cocktail Recipes for National Punch Day

National Punch Day (9/20) is the perfect excuse to throw a party and get your friends and family together again. Whether you’re hosting game night or one final...

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Baron Herzog Wines for your Jewish New Year Meals

Baron Herzog Wines for your Jewish New Year Meals

When sharing special holiday meals with family and friends during Rosh Hashana, why not round up some kosher wines to compliment and complete the gathering? Baron...

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