Vino Carta in Little Italy combines sipping and shopping During the last five years, Bottlecraft has become a mainstay of San Diego beer culture. The bottle shop’s model combines partaking with perusing to satiate the needs of thirsty patrons at locations in North Park, Little Italy and Liberty Station.
Last year, I had the pleasure of writing about Petco Park’s wine offerings. For those that like a little vino with their baseball games there is more good news
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fernando Gaxiola of Baja Wine + Food as he hosted a tasting of Baja wines at The Wine Pub in Point Loma. After asking him a few interview questions I had enough to fill my wine column in San Diego CityBeat and then some. You can check out the article in CB here and see below for a Q & A with the Baja wine aficionado. I couldn’t keep all this great insight to myself! Follow Fernando online at his website and on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). He is hosting and involved with many upcoming …
I recently finished up a French Wine Intensive class and our final was quite unique. Instead of memorizing geography or regurgitating facts, we each had to create a 15-question multiple choice quiz. And I wanted to share what I came up with.
With holidays fast approaching, I share with you a few gift-giving ideas, including lots of local businesses that deserve your shopping support.
What’s better than a great glass of wine? A great glass of wine paired with the perfect food.
For those of us who don’t want to trek to wine country for the winery experience, I’m happy to report Vinavanti Urban Winery will soon open in Hillcrest (1477 University Ave.).
As much as I love the finished product, I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the winemaking process this past month.
In case you missed it – I made up a photo challenge with all wine-inspired prompts. It’s been a fun/funny experience trying to come up with something for each day.
Throughout the upcoming book Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack succeed at making the familiar seem new and the new seem familiar.
I was recently invited to attend Tower23’s summer beverage series. After looking over what they’ve offered the past few months – and the brands still to come – I realized I’ve been missing out all summer.
Should wine-lovers expect urban wineries to be their new go-to drinking spot? I certainly hope so.
Have you ever done a photo-a-day challenge? Well, I had the (drunken) idea to make an all wine-themed photo challenge and hope some of you will jump on board.
I recently attended an open house at Splash Wine Lounge for SDSU’s College of Extended Studies Business of Wine program. Geared towards prospective students, it was still informative for me as a current student and gave me a chance to glimpse some of the teachers I’ll be learning from this fall.
Refreshing pink wine is a palate pleaser I’ve recently come to terms with being a true blue (or should that be pink?) fan of Rosé. The quintessential backyard wine often gets a bad rap—either due to the long, sordid history of white Zinfandel or because of its blushing feminine tone.