Monday, November 29, 2010

Wining in November...a month to remember...

November has been such a fun month! Great food and wine, good times with friends. I love my life!

We kicked things off at the November Grape of the Night at the Valencia Wine Company with everyone's favorite sparkling wines, had a delightful evening of Cru Beaujolais wines with, followed up by amazing Cabernets from all over California at STARS of Cabernet with

We took a short breath, shared another gourmet dinner (osso bucco! polenta! dark chocolate torte!) at, found some wonderful artists hiding in Reseda, and shared a sad afternoon laying a dear friend to rest.

Then we topped off the month with a glorious day of wine and food in Malibu with the amazing Rico Mandel and a gaggle of girls from Saskatchewan celebrating a milestone birthday. Now, all I want to do is sleep!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Introduction to Wine with the Goddess on December 2nd!

Do you know what wines go well with turkey or ham? With cranberry sauce? With pumpkin pie?

No?? Well, I can help!

I'll be teaching an Introduction to Wine class at the new Total Wine & More in Northridge on December 2nd at 7 PM. It's a little late for Thanksgiving, but just in time for the holiday season!

Friday, November 5, 2010

This can be your Introduction to Wining...

Exciting news for wine lovers!  The Goddess of Wine - that's me - will be teaching an Introduction to Wine class on December 2nd at 7:00 PM at Total Wine and More in Northridge.

The class is located in their Wine Education Center at the back of the store.

Class fee is $30 and will include tasting 7 premium wines, snacks and educational materials to take home.

Click on the PayPal link in the upper right corner of this site to purchase your tickets.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Not Your Usual Halloween Party...

I saw the ad for LearnAboutWine's Vintage Champagne event on Halloween, and thought it sounded wonderful. Then I looked at the price of the ticket (x2, because I would never go to an event like this without JD) and thought better of it.

Imagine my surprise and delight when Ian emailed me and asked if we wanted to participate (and work, of course. You know we work for wine!).  I replied "YES" and then Ian threw in the kicker - He needed me to research all the wines so I could talk about them. I knew Ian would know all the technical stuff about the wines, so I looked for interesting facts and stories. It made for a great combination, especially with Ian as Elvis in a white jumpsuit - with a cape!!