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Lavender French 75 Cocktail with Empress 1908 Gin

November 11, 2019

Class up your celebrations with this Lavender French 75 🥂 Cocktail. I’m getting ready for our annual Friendsgiving dinner with close friends and I can’t wait to serve them one of my favorite cocktails, the French 75. I love my French 75’s just how it’s prepared, but it’s the holidays and I wanted to add a little something, something. Good thing I recently discovered Empress 1908 Gin because it gave it that pizazz I was looking for!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ What is a French…

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How to Store Leftover Champagne After Opening Bottle

August 2, 2017

Welcome to a celebration of a long love affair. If you love life with a passion, you will love Champagne and other sparkling wines, as I do. Every time I drink Champagne I am asked what am I celebrating? I say, life.  But who says Champagne is only for special occasions? Don’t get me wrong, I won’t turn away a good glass of wine or cocktail! But this bubbly affair of mine has been going on for some time.  Just…

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Best Champagne Bars in Southern California

June 19, 2017

While any good bartender can make a delicious Champagne cocktail, great ones are much harder to find. The following is a list of best Champagne bars recommended. While it is by no means a complete guide, its should help you get started on your search and even help you find suitable refuge while you’re traveling. Bar Marmont The Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA. Hotel bar is located in a renovated 1920’s Hollywood landmark. (photo: Chateau Marmont) LUCQUES LUCQUES 8474…

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Catal Restaurant and Evans Brewing Co. Celebrate Summer with a 5-Course Dinner, June 29th

June 8, 2017

Craft beer lovers, this event is for you.  If you’re a fan of exquisite cuisine and craft beer, Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney has a dinner event you don’t want to miss.   On June 29th, experience one of Orange County California’s oldest microbrewery, Evans Brewing Co craft beers, which will be paired with an exclusive menu prepared by Catal Restaurant Chef. Evans Brewing Co, was founded as Orange County Brewing Company, the first beers were poured in February 1995. With management changes,…

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Visiting San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles

May 8, 2017

I recently had a chance to tour San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles for the first time.  I was amazed to see all their collection of wines that is produced in the heart of SoCal.  From a variety of red wines, white wines and even their popular Bodega Sangria, they had it all.  You could wine taste, eat and even have your own private parties. As an Angelino, I’ve probably driven by the winery off the 5 frwy gazillions…

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Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail Recipe

February 21, 2016

Add a little color to your Sunday Champagne brunch with a Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail.  The ruby-tinted cocktail would be perfect during spring gatherings with friends, or who are we kidding, alone.  Don’t get me wrong, I love regular mimosas too, but once in a while it’s nice to have options. This bubbly cocktail recipe is easy to make, just squeeze a few blood oranges and add Champagne.  I order my blood oranges through Melissa’s Produce.  They’re usually available January-March…

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Top Wine Apps That Will Turn You Into a Wine Geek

February 18, 2016

In honor of National Drink Wine Day, which is observed February 18, I researched a few mobile wine apps that will inspire or help any newbie sound like a wine geek genius.  Just like you, I’m always looking for a new wine to try that’s not only delicious, but are also easy to find that won’t break the bank.  I’ve had my fair share of wine, but I’m far from being a sommelier, which is why I rely on research and…

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