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Bottlenotes is bringing their Around the World in 80 Sips® event to the Petersen Automotive Museum

Bottlenotes is bringing their Around the World in 80 Sips® event to the Petersen Automotive Museum

Join me (yes, Eve) in attending THE wine and spirits event of the summer in L.A.

Bottlenotes is bringing their Around the World in 80 Sips® event to the Petersen Automotive Museum on August 15th. What better way to spend a Friday night than to taste wines from around the world while spending time with true wine connoisseurs?

Top national wine and spirits expert Sherry-Lehmann has partnered…

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Wine 101: Glassware

There is quite a bit of discussion on the proper glassware, also referred to as stemware, which will allow the wine drinker the best experience possible.  Some, if not most, of the information out there is valid, but the final decision is up to you, the buyer.  What I hope to accomplish in this column is a little wine 101 education to help you make an educated decision.

Colors and Design

Who…

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Garagiste Wine Festival Returns to Heart of Paso Robles with Four Days of Tasting Events

Garagiste Wine Festival Returns to Heart of Paso Robles with Four Days of Tasting Events

Fourth annual Garagiste Wine Festival flagship event expands to Ponderosa Pavilion at Paso Robles Fairgrounds and other local venues for four days of tastings and educational events, featuring over 50 artisan ‘garagiste’ winemakers; over 500 Angelenos tasted wines from over 48 micro-production winemakers at sell-out Urban Exposure at Union Station.

2014PostcardV1On the heels of this weekend’’s hugely…

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Marinaded Shrimp Salad by Chef Liz Pack

Marinaded Shrimp Salad by Chef Liz Pack

Marinaded Shrimp Salad

Summer RecipeIngredients
Cilantro Marinade/Dressing

1 head of Butter Lettuce

6 Tbsp Lime Juice

2 lg Haas Avocados

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 C Cilantro

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Onion Sliced

3 Garlic Cloves- chopped

1/2 a lemon sliced

1/2 lb Asparagus

1/4 C Honey

1lb Shrimp any size

Chef Liz PackDirections
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and cover. (reserve some marinade/dressing to put on salad)

Marin…

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Trefethen Pairs With: Santa Clarita Diners (Vintage Beacon Circa 9/09)

Every few months the patio of our very own Salt Creek Grille is transformed for a wine dinner. 

Trefethen Pairs With: Santa Clarita Diners (Vintage Beacon Circa 9/09)

Every few months the patio of our very own Salt Creek Grille is transformed for a wine dinner. 

World’s First Shark Cage Wine-Testing Chronicled in New WINERAM Australia Release, Now on Hulu and Hulu Plus

World’s First Shark Cage Wine-Testing Chronicled in New WINERAM Australia Release, Now on Hulu and Hulu Plus

The latest episode of WINERAM Productions’ WINERAM Australia series, in which the filmmakers successfully completed the world’s first documented shark cage wine tasting, is now available on Hulu and Hulu Plus.

To view the episode online, please visit http://www.hulu.com/wineram.

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WINERAM Australia is a documentary series that targets the Generation Y Demographic in hopes…

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Watermelon Lime Margarita

From Facebook friend Robin Rothwell Allison: Here’s one recipe, but I like less sugar and more lime, and use Patron Citronage instead of triple sec. You can also cheat and use watermelon juice drink, but fresh is always better!  I added ice to each drink later so as not to water it down in the jug. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/jewels-watermelon-margaritas

watermelon lime margarita by Robin Allison

 

The jug is from Bed, Bath and…

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Perlis Picks: The Ojai Wine Festival

Perlis Picks: The Ojai Wine Festival

June brings the last of the outdoor wine festivals in the Los Angeles area, at least the last until the weather starts to cool off again upon the end of summer.

The Ojai Wine Festivalwas held Sunday, June 8th.  Now in its 28th year, this event offers an amazing array of wines to taste, along with great beers, delicious food samples and live entertainment. An added bonus is that the festival takes…

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Something new…”Ask Eve” in élite Magazine of Santa Clarita answers those pesky wine 101er questions you’ve been dying to ask! http://scvelitemagazine.com/articles-food-a-wine/1030-ask-eve-eve-wine-101-