Shelton Spreads the Zin Gospel

Don’t Let Zin Steal Your Heart Away ... Many moons ago I attended my first San Diego Bay Food and Wine Classic and went to a Zinfandel tasting panel where I had the eye-opening experience of learning that not all Zins are fruit and alcohol bombs. Darn! That’s what I went there for!  Ha Ha.. [...]

By | November 22nd, 2019|David's Travels, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Shelton Spreads the Zin Gospel

Ferrari-Carano & SOBEWFF

Winemaker Quider returns to SOBEWFF... Ferrari-Carano's Executive Winemaker, Sarah Quider, has poured her wines at SOBEWFF before and loved the experience. So it was a natural to have her return to showcase their wines at Eden Roc Hotel in the Key Biscayne Room on Friday, Feb 22nd at 4 pm. Ferrari -Carano has long been at the [...]

By | February 1st, 2019|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Ferrari-Carano & SOBEWFF

Acme Fine Wines

Something to Celebrate... Looking for rare, new, small production and coveted wines?  Acme Fine Wines located in Saint Helena has been hooking up and connecting fine wine lovers and wineries through their memberships and shop to tantalize your senses for great experiences. Acme Fine Wines's proprietor, Karen Williams, began her passion in a tasting room [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Acme Fine Wines

Tulalip Resort Casino

Not A Celeb Chef in Sight ... Casino restaurants have gotten a bit of a bad rap for being overpriced and not that good and perhaps deservedly so. How many celebrity chefs have stuck their name on a restaurant in a casino, taken the check and run? Too many to count. But that sure isn’t [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|David's Travels, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Tulalip Resort Casino

Vancouver Wine Festival & Victoria Beer Festival

 Great Views at Vancouver Wine Fest ...   My liver took a pounding but had a lot of fun.  Victoria’s 5th annual craft beer festival kicked off at the Victoria Public Market. Vancouver Island Brewery had a raspberry export stout that was delicious. Normally I try to avoid beers with fruit titles in them as they [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Vancouver Wine Festival & Victoria Beer Festival

Seattle Wine and Food Experience

Great Food and Wine... Had some great food and drinks and viewed interesting exhibits as the Seattle Wine and Food Experience celebrated 10 years down at Pier 66 at Seattle’s Bell International Hall. Most of the wine sampling was concentrated on the ground floor with over 30 Washington State wineries and a dozen each or so [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Seattle Wine and Food Experience

Lucky 13th Pigs & Pinot

Top Winemakers & Chefs ... The 13th annual Pigs & Pinot weekend hosted by Chef Charlie Palmer is about a month away and the already talent-filled line up tied a bow on the event in the form of Winemaker Tom Rochioli and Chef Chris Cosentino. Both icons will be pouring and cooking for the Friday [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Lucky 13th Pigs & Pinot