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Only From Le Chene: The Tips Tropical Drinks Menu in Honor of Candy Menor

Only From Le Chene: The Tips Tropical Drinks Menu in Honor of Candy Menor

I remember Tips restaurant, actually just the bar, and how you were only allowed to order two of some of the tropical drinks.  I was a wee lass, well over 21 but even then, the drinks inspired me…I knew that there was a big world of wine, cocktails and fine food out there in the world.  I’m happy to see that my favorite local French restaurant has combined them together!  I’ve written about the…

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Chef 101: Eve Makes Tipsy Plums and Raspberries

Chef 101: Eve Makes Tipsy Plums and Raspberries

Looking for recipes with wine, this one looked easy peasey.  I served it with dinner as a “refresher” between courses.  The bite of the ginger fit the bill perfectly.  My changes are in italics below:

Tipsy Plums and Raspberries

single serving tipsy plumsContributed by Marcia Kiesel, from Food and Wine Magazine

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10
  • •BASIC-EASY
  • •FAST
  • •HEALTHY
  • •VEGETARIAN
  1. 1 cup Japanese plum wine…

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Discount Codes for Rhone Rangers LA 9/9 Event

THIS JUST IN: Use (and share) code EveWine101 to get 20% off general admission (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhone-rangers-2014-los-angeles-wine-tasting-general-admission-ticket-walk-around-tasting-7-9-pm-tickets-12095304381) or 15% off VIP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhone-rangers-2014-los-angeles-vip-wine-tasting-6-9-pm-tickets-12095547107) THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVE EVENTS! THE BEST WAY TO COMPARE RHONE VARIETALS!  (This photo is from a past event, well into it I’d say!)

Eve Visits: Art and Wine Gala (Beacon Circa 10/09 )

Eve Visits: Art and Wine Gala (Beacon Circa 10/09 )

Most guests at the second annual TPC/West Ranch Art & Wine Gala, held this past Saturday night, had never been greeted with mellow jazz, Dampierre champagne and a Sancerre, appetizers and this on the opening page of any evening’s program:

More than 80 years ago, my great uncle, Walt Disney,

realized the need to support and educate the many artists that

were the lifeblood of the Walt Disney…

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WiSH Education Foundation Named Beneficiary of Sierra Pelona Vintners’s Association Harvest Festival

WiSH Education Foundation Named Beneficiary of Sierra Pelona Vintners’s Association Harvest Festival

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The WiSH Education Foundation is thrilled to be named the beneficiary of the “A Toast to the Bountiful Harvest” on September 6, 2014.

The Harvest Festival is being held amid grapes on the vines at beautiful Reyes Winery, located in Agua Dulce. The event is open from 4-8 pm (3 pm entry for VIP ticketholders) and includes all food and drink as well as access to the artisan boutique. Grape stomping…

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SALTY DAWG POPSICLE
  • 1/4 Cup Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 Cup Freshly pressed grapefruit juice
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar

In a mixing pitcher, combine all ingredients. Stir. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze over night.

Dip in salt

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Ready to take your wine 101 knowledge to the next level? Try Learn About Wine (LAW) School

Ready to take your wine 101 knowledge to the next level? Try Learn About Wine (LAW) School

4-Week Wine Credential Program with Qualifying Exam Providing World Wine Competency

Join us in either Sept or Oct
Only $299 presale; $399 after Sept 1.

event_banner1Great study for both the upcoming professional and the active wine lover. Perfect resume item for the upcoming Sommelier, great preparation for the CSW credential tests, and other credential programs.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS Welcome

*This is a…

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August 2008 Vintage Eve: Meeting Local Winemakers

August 2008 Vintage Eve: Meeting Local Winemakers

My husband Eddie and I spending a day wine tasting in Santa Clarita (SCV) is not news. But wine tasting at two different vineyards within ten minutes of our house in SCV is.

Event planner Jeannie Carpenter with guests Betty and Luke Herme

Event planner Jeannie Carpenter with guests Betty and Luke Herme

Chris and Jeannie Carpenter of Newhall have a cellar I have long coveted. Free standing and temperature controlled, with an attached sitting room, it is…

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CHEF MICHAEL MINA AND DEL MAGUEY ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF DEL MAGUEY MINA GROUP BLEND, A SPECIAL CASK FINISH SINGLE VILLAGE ™ MEZCAL

CHEF MICHAEL MINA AND DEL MAGUEY ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF DEL MAGUEY MINA GROUP BLEND, A SPECIAL CASK FINISH SINGLE VILLAGE ™ MEZCAL

From the heart of the maguey, and the soul of the village, Del Maguey Single Village™ Mezcal presents a new arrival to its Special Cask Finish Series, Del Maguey Mina Group Blend, released in the USA exclusively for Mina Group, a San Francisco-based restaurant management company led by James Beard award-winning Chef and Owner Michael Mina. Just 450 bottles of the Single Village ™ Mezcal…

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Making Your Own Creamer

Making Your Own Creamer

Pal Sonya Rowin shared this photo on Facebook, with three ingredients that would make up a healthier creamer than the store bought version.  Sounded like a Chef 101 recipe to me!  I threw all of it together in a large bowl, pulled out a big whisk and whipped it up in a minute.  I sampled my creamer (I had chosen the hazelnut flavor to infuse it with) and thought it quite grand.  Maybe not as…

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