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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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How To Spend One Day in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s Wine Country

June 12, 2017

If you live in Los Angeles or San Diego County, there’s absolutely no excuse to why you haven’t been to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s wine country.  Less than two hours from San Diego, the Valle de Guadalupe, close to the city of Ensenada, is one of the world’s hottest up-and-coming wine regions. Us lucky SoCal peeps are lucky we don’t have to fly-in or take a cruise ship to visit.  Just grab a few friends and we could enjoy delicious Mexican…

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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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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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Celebrate the Holiday Season “Temecula Chilled” Style

November 18, 2015

Temecula Valley, a boutique, picturesque wine country just about an hour from every major city in Southern California, is everything you dream a destination should be for the holidays. Carolers, horse-drawn carriages, twinkling lights, outdoor ice skating, live theater performances…the entire town gets into the festivities themed “Temecula Chilled” and decorated with winter snowflakes. The hotels offer fresh baked cookies and hot cocoa that can be enjoyed next to their beautifully decorated tree in each hotel lobby. Temecula Valley features…

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La Ruta Del Vino in Valle de Guadalupe: Top 10 Wineries To Visit

October 6, 2015

A weekend in Valle de Guadalupe wine country will have you coming back for more delicious Mexican cuisine, wine, and warm culture filled with many other adventures.  Wait, WHAT, they make wine in Mexico? They sure do and have for centuries.  If you make your way to northern Baja California, along Route 3 in the Valle de Guadalupe region, the quality of wine has grown tremendously in the past two decades. In fact, certain wineries here have teamed up with chefs and hoteliers…

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