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reviewed Boxed Wine. May 26
posted in Gourmand
Boxed Wine
I frequently buy whisky in plastic bottles.     It isn't because I have some kind of preference for plastic bottle whisky. It's merely an issue of convenience. The few times I go out …
reviewed Oenotri. September 19, 2011
posted in Dining Out
After settling in at the Old World Inn, Nando and I decided to head out to the "adventurous palette" dining establishment that our innkeeper had suggested, those were her exact words. We took …
reviewed Soju. September 06, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Soju is a popular alcholic beverage native to Korea.  It's incredibly cheap and plentiful, throughout Korea, so it's the beverage of choice when gathering with friends for a meal of samgyepsol …
reviewed Acrobatic Sommelier. March 24, 2011
Acrobatic Sommelier
I once attended a medical conference with my husband Allan in Switzerland! We stayed at the SAS Radisson Hotel by Zurich airport where the conference was held and took these photos upon entering the hotel!   …
reviewed Malibu Wine Country. March 01, 2011
posted in Los Angeles
Malibu Wine Country
This past weekend a close friend of mine asked if I wanted to go wine tasting with her in Malibu. She got a Groupon for 2 to Malibu Wines for a tasting. I'm a huge fan of wine tasting and I jumped …
reviewed 2007 Alente Alentejo DOC Vinho Tinto. February 09, 2011
2007 Alente Alentejo Vinho Tinto
Originally posted to my WineLog on WineLog.net:      C: Medium to darker ruby core, ruby edges      Nose: Very tasty drier red cherry fruit here, with dark raspberry …
posted a Quick Tip about Tin Roof Bistro. January 07, 2011
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If you order a pizza, get it "well done" otherwise it comes out a little doughy for my tastes.
posted a Quick Tip about Tin Roof Bistro. December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
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Good for large groups and they have a REALLY nice private room in back for very large groups and outside patio too. For food, they have a large menu with many options, but Tin Roof has become my spot …
reviewed Middle Sister Mischief Maker - Cabern.... December 22, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Middle Sister Mischief Maker - Cabernet Sauvignon
Middle Sister   There's a bit of middle sister in all of us.      Since we had so much fun tasting Forever Cool Merlot by Middle Sister Winery, my husband and I decided …
reviewed Middle Sister Forever Cool - Merlot. November 18, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Middle Sister Forever Cool - Merlot
Middle Sister   There's a bit of middle sister in all of us.      Lately my husband and I have been drinking red wines with our evening meals; we had built quite the …
reviewed Chateau Montelena Winery. November 08, 2010
Chateau Montelena Winery
This past weekend I was in Napa for a quick wine tasting and "get out of LA" trip. I've never been to Napa but I've heard great things. While there I probably went to 8 different wineries …
reviewed Costa De Oro Winery. October 31, 2010
Costa De Oro Winery
 Costa De Oro Winery, located in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara, is home of fine locally produced wines. Costa de Oro Winery have carefully selected several Central Coast vineyards to source …
reviewed The Hitching Post. October 30, 2010
The Hitching Post
The Hitching Post is the place to get great western themed food, such as a meal poised around beef or BBQ, the Hitching Post is a monument to "Down Home" Cooking, the wines are great, using …
posted a Quick Tip about Roblar Winery. October 30, 2010
Roblar Winery
Nice winery, nice wine, would be nice to see more events and have cooking classes that were more affordable.
reviewed Trattoria Uliveto. October 30, 2010
posted in Dining Out
Groove Studio One: Trattoria Uliveto: A True Taste of Italy, Right in Our Own Back Yard
This is a repost of one of my recent reviews. To read the Original Post, or to see more of my site, go to http://www.groovestudio1.blogspot.com, go ahead, get your groove on.      …
posted a Quick Tip about International Grenache Day. October 01, 2010
International Grenache Day
I liked having an excuse to drink a glass of Grenache after work, but I wish there were more traditions around Grenache day.
reviewed Cafe Cravings. September 28, 2010
Cafe Cravings
The name of this restaurant says it all. The menu is packed with all of the comfort food and decadent desserts you could ever want or desire. And what's lovely about this restaurant is that it is …
reviewed Red and White. September 21, 2010
posted in Windy City Secrets
Red and Wine
The first leaves of Fall are starting to drift to the ground and I’ll admit that I’m secretly giddy.  This summer was full of dinners out, concerts, travel and socializing, but Fall …
posted a Quick Tip about Taylor Fladgate 2003 LBV Port. September 04, 2010
Taylor Fladgate 2003 LBV port
Port is one of my very favorite after dinner drinks! I love it with an accompaniment of a small plate of Stilton cheese wedges, it cuts down on the "sweetness" of the Port.. I find that a bottle …
reviewed Tin Roof Bistro. August 26, 2010
posted in MBlocal
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Just when I thought the dining scene in the South Bay was nonexistent, along came Tin Roof Bistro.  Finally, a place that's just right for families, daters, singles at the bar, or a group for …
posted a Quick Tip about The Hitching Post. July 09, 2010
The Hitching Post
Don't miss out on The Hitching Post I in Casmalia, either!
posted a Quick Tip about Kalyra Winery. July 09, 2010
Kalyra Winery
Recently had Kalyra's 2006 Merlot. It was quite tasty. I'm giving this winery a second chance. When I was first introduced to the wines about 5 years ago, I wasn't overly impressed. Now, I'm tempted to …
reviewed Buttonwood. June 27, 2010
When planning a day of wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, keep Buttonwood Farm in mind.       The vibe: During the busy summer months, the winery often had multiple tasting …
posted a Quick Tip about Pinot Noir. June 09, 2010
Pinot Noir
My family and I will sit around drinking pinot and merlot all afternoon and well into the night on some weekends. I prefer the boldness of the merlot over the lighter fruitiness of the pinot, but then …
reviewed Halter Ranch Vineyard. June 08, 2010
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Halter Ranch is a bit off the beaten path, but tasters who travel the long, winding road of Vineyard Drive and Adelaida, earn the retreat provided at Halter Ranch.      The tasting …
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