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  • Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
    Santa Lucia Highlands Gala tasting
    On May 16 Santa Lucia Highlands Artisans will be celebrating their 9th Gala tasting event at Mer Soleil Winery. Come and taste wines from forty premium wineries, they will be sharing heavenly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. For many of the...
  • Strange Land Brewery
    Strange Land Brewery gets on my craft beer radar
    With the modern craft beer industry, I try my best to at least keep current. So many new beers, brewers, brands, special releases and stylistic variations have flooded our marketplace, both local and national, that maintaining familiarity with any...
  • Visit the tasting room at Atlas Brew Works for pints, flights, and fun
    Visit the tasting room at Atlas Brew Works for pints, flights, and fun
    The tasting room at Atlas Brew Works has been serving pints and flights since 2013. Craft beer lovers can stop by on Friday evenings and weekends to enjoy Atlas's flagship beers --Rowdy, District Common, and Home Rule-- plus tastes of two...
  • Stemmari Baci Vivaci
    Stemmari Baci Vivaci: A lively fresh wine
    Do you consider yourself a “casual wine drinker”? If so, there are plenty of light wines out there from which to choose. Among the most interesting of these are Italian creations. These can be quite approachable, appealing to a wide...
  • Houston Beer Week
    Houston Beer Week begins tomorrow!
    Houston’s craft beer scene continues to grow. More breweries open up each year, more creative beers are brewed by local operations, and more craft beers from other cities show up on retail shelves and bar room taps. The best way to celebrate...
  • Vortex Cellars 2010 Reserve Tempranillo
    It's like going to Rioja, without leaving your house
    2010 Vortex Cellars Reserve Tempranillo, Coyote Canyon Vineyard will take you to Rioja, without having to hop a plane!The nose: Loaded with black cherry and black licorice, with honey and vanilla notes.The palate: The cherry and licorice follows...
  • Stone's "Go To IPA"
    Trending Brews: Spring into Summer Means its Time to Drink Some Sessions
    A lot happens in the month of April: the weather grows warmer day by day, the sun stays out longer, a fresh baseball season begins, and - most exciting of all - the NBA playoff season tips off. No doubt about it, there's many reasons to pop...
  • Say hello to your new "anyday" wine, Truvée, and to the sister's who started it
    Say hello to your new 'anyday' wine, Truvée, and to the sister's who started it
    Finding a great "anyday" wine is like finding a dear friend, like someone you can always count on to bring a smile to your face at the end of a long day. I found a new "anyday" wine recently in a brand calledTruvée, which is...
  • Snoqualmie Columbia Valley Syrah 2012
    Snoqualmie Columbia Valley Syrah 2012
    Earth Day seemingly means less than it used to as an event, though has become so successful that what it stands for now suffuses our culture and daily life. The central idea of that day is having a large impact on the way the wine industry is ...
  • Downtown Campbell Beerwalk
    Fourth Annual Downtown Campbell Beerwalk
    The Beerwalks take place every few months throughout various South Bay neighborhoods and provide opportunities for "beerwalkers" to explore, shop and dine at local stores and businesses while enjoying samples of a variety of beer styles....
  • Citrus & Piney
    The Hop Concept releases second offering in Hop Freshener series
    While many people in the San Diego craft beer industry are busy glad-handing in Portland, Ore. for the Craft Brewers Conference, there’s still beer news to be made in America’s Finest City. Since the annual gathering of brewing...
  • Achaval-Ferrer Malbec
    Malbec World Day: A celebration of Malbec
    This Friday when you think about what wine to pair with dinner, you should consider having a Malbec to celebrate Malbec World Day. April 17th is the day that commemorates a day in 1853 that the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento,...
  • Columbia Winery Chardonnay
    Wine bargain of the week: Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013
    Entry level, inexpensive chardonnay is everywhere but the newly revamped Columbia Winery in Washington State really shows how it's done at a fair price while maintaining quality in the bottle.Drawn primarily from vineyards in the cooler sub...
  • Promo poster for Earthbound's Earthfest
    Earthbound's Earthfest returns to Avondale Brewing Co. to celebrate Earth Day
    Avondale Brewing Co. (201 41st Street South, Birmingham) welcomes Earthbound back to the brewery on Saturday, April 18 from 2 p.m. to sundown for their annual Earthbound's Earthfest, an outdoor concert that acts as a fundraiser for Black...
  • Add this trio to your picnic basket
    Add this trio to your picnic basket
    It’s time to enjoy sun-splashed days with meals outside and here are three ideal wine choices for an extended brunch or lunch.Makara 2014 sauvignon blanc ($14) is grown in Marlborough, New Zealand, an iconic region long known for its...
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