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Wine Prices and Diminishing Return

Wine Prices and Diminishing Return

Wine comes in so many forms and at so many price points. But how can you be sure that your wine is worth what you are paying? There is a very interesting school of thought about this exact matter. The disparity in the quality of wine between a bottle that is $5 and a bottle that is $35 is significant, but the difference in quality between a bottle that is $60 and one that is $100 is much less.

How to Choose Wine at the Grocery Store

How to Choose Wine at the Grocery Store

It’s time to break the mold. Branch out from your usual “go-to” wine. Chances are there is something even better in the same price range just waiting to be discovered by you. But how can you possibly decide? Follow these steps to picking out your next bottle of wine.

Bachelorette Party Games

Bachelorette Party Games

After trying out many games with a variety of groups here are some of our favorites! Of course, we loved doing them on our food and wine tours, but these games would be great in any setting. The best part of these games? They’re free!!

'Tis the Season for a Wine Routine Mix-Up

'Tis the Season for a Wine Routine Mix-Up

As much as I think we have all been enjoying our summer rosé’s and crisp sauvignon blancs I would be lying if I said I didn’t experience a particular excitement when I witnessed a cool breeze blowing a few leaves from a tree earlier this week. Okay, okay, yes we have still been averaging weather in the low nineties everyday, even in Southern California, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of full bodied cabernets and spicy tempranillos. In anticipation of cooler weather and heartier wines, I have made a list of some characteristics I personally look for in my fall wines!

Cliff-Notes to Speaking Like a Sommelier

Cliff-Notes to Speaking Like a Sommelier

As with any trade, there is an extensive amount of vocabulary that comes with enology. The more time you spend around wine and connoisseurs who can truly talk the talk, your knowledge and vocabulary will expand. In the meantime, you do not have to sound like a total novice! I've compiled a list of common language used to order, interpret, and discuss wine to provide you with some basic tools in sounding and acting like a pro!

Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Los Angeles

Mixed within the crumbling facade of the city are artists, inspired young chefs, musicians and many others who are bringing new life to the city center.