Limerick Lane Wines

 Wine Man, Family Man... You want some kicks?? How about a walk thru of a 100-plus-year- old winery, 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg? We’re talking Limerick Lane Wines. If you love Zinfandel wines like the Insider does, then you owe it to yourself to go down to Limerick Lane Wines and may be lucky enough to partake in some very nice [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Limerick Lane Wines

Tenth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

Notes from the 10th Pebble Beach Food and Wine Fest... Thurs night was a total blast with great food snacks and awesome after party where the booze was flowing like water... Friday afternoon, a return to The Inn at Spanish Bay, where gorgeous fairways and greens line right up with the Pacific Ocean… so gorgeous, [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Tenth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

Pebble Beach Festival

Extravaganza's Engaging Co-founder.... It was a kick to converse with David Bernahl, Monterey’s Restaurant 1833 owner and co-founder of the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival which is coming up on its 10th anniversary next week.  David was bubbling over with the enthusiasm about food and wine that I try to bring to the Insider. [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|1 Comment

Pebble Beach Sommelier

A Fine Wine Lounge .... With the 10th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival coming up next week, the Insider thought it’d be cool to check in with sommelier Jeffrey Birkemeier of the Stave Wine Lounge at the Inn of Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. Last night’s dinner? Nice rack of lamb [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|David's Travels, Napa Wineries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Pebble Beach Sommelier

Ledson Winery

Let's Talk With An Aussie Winemaker To the LedsonWinery and Vineyards in Kenwood we go to talk to head winemaker Andrew Bilenkij, an Aussie native who has been collaborating with Steve Ledson the last five years in turning out a very nice range of tasty wines. Last night’s dinner? Mongolian lamb and Agadashi tofu. A [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Ledson Winery