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Cognac: The Brown Spirit of Choice for Autumn Cocktails

Cognac: The Brown Spirit of Choice for Autumn Cocktails

With Autumn fast approaching, it’s time to shift away from the light and sweet drinks of summer and start enjoying bolder libations of a heartier variety. Mixing...

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Winery of the Week: Wente Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Wente Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

The Wente Family has been making wine for five generations, starting in 1883 when C. H. Wente purchased 47 acres in the Livermore Valley, Ca. They’ve come...

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William Sansum Diabetes Center Taste of the Vine 2016

William Sansum Diabetes Center Taste of the Vine 2016

The 14th Annual William Sansum Diabetes Center Taste of the Vine & Auction was held at the QAD, overlooking the picturesque bluffs of Summerland. The afternoon...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Cazadores Tequila Blanco

George’s Rants and Raves: Cazadores Tequila Blanco

Generally, when I get a bottle of spirits, my first move is to check out their website to discover any little hidden facts and gems and history that might be of...

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Nobu at Eden Roc Miami Official Grand Opening in December

Nobu at Eden Roc Miami Official Grand Opening in December

Nobu Hotels, the luxury hotel brand from chef Nobu Matsuhisa and partners Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has just opened their third outpost the Nobu Hotel Miami...

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Winery of the Week: Maple Creek – Mendocino County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Maple Creek – Mendocino County, Ca

Maple Creek Winey is located  along the twists and turns of Highway 128 that cuts a path through the Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County, California. There,...

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Joachim Splichal Patina Team Pairs Sterling Wines with Emmy 2016 Ball Dinner

Joachim Splichal Patina Team Pairs Sterling Wines with Emmy 2016 Ball Dinner

Once again all the nominees, presenters and VIP guests of the 2016 Emmy Awards will end the evening with a glamorous, star-studded after-party. The ceremony airs...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon

George’s Rants and Raves: Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon

I have to admit that when I received this bottle of Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon, I guessed it would probably cost well over $100.00 (if not hundreds of dollars)...

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7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La Jolla

7 Reasons to Love Fleming’s La Jolla

Having lived in San Diego for well over a decade I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous occasions. With each, the award-winning...

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Winery of the Week: Yorkville Cellars – Mendocino County, Ca

Winery of the Week: Yorkville Cellars – Mendocino County, Ca

Yorkville Cellars is tucked away along the winding turns of California Route 128 in Mendocino County.  Their vineyards have been certified organic for 30 years...

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