How did you rate your wine?

One of the thing that fascinates me is the amount of importance some wine enthusiasts place on the rating a wine received.  Here’s the thing, I get it.  You seek guidance.  You want to know that you’re not wasting your time tasting an “inferior” wine when you could be sipping a “superior” one.  You want […]


Welcome back to Vines!

I recently had the pleasure of attending a wonderful mixer and re-introduction to the Vines Restaurant right here in our own backyard at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.  Barry Prescott, General Manager, produced an event that struck a perfect balance between good food, good drinks and good people.  If you find yourself in the Santa Clarita […]


Which Wine Should I Buy

I am blessed in that I know a lot of people and that many of those people are my friends.  I see them around town, on Facebook, and at random events. Eventually we’ll start talking about wines and eventually I’m asked the ever so popular question…. “but how do I know which wine I should […]


Brunch just got tastier with Ubons Bloody Mary Mix

There’s nothing better around 10:00am than brunch and no brunch is complete without a delicious bloody mary, right?  Bloody Marys are probably the only cocktail I’ll order before noon.  And, for as much as I enjoy having brunch out with friends, having brunch at home is just as enjoyable especially since it just got better! […]

Wine Tasting and Lesson Fundraiser

Wine Tasting and Lesson: Fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalists of SCV Santa Clarita Valley Winery Crush Pad SANTA CLARITA, CA – The SCV Custom Crush Services, the only winemaking facility in Santa Clarita, will play wine tasting host and wine educator in a fast-approaching fundraiser on Sunday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. […]


Discover A Heavenly Oasis Just Outside of Downtown Los Angeles

Discover A Heavenly Oasis Just Outside of Downtown Los Angeles of Decadent Wine+Food+Music at the 2nd Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Wine & Jazz Festival   Los Angeles County (March 27, 2014) – The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association  2nd Annual Vintners Festival & Jazz In the Vineyard Event on Saturday, April 26, from 11am-4pm, at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, just 45 minutes […]