Friday, May 25, 2012

LA PRIDE can wine along at the LA WineFest!

LA PRIDE guests invited to attend LAWineFest, held in nearby Hollywood; receive $15 off day rate

The 7th Annual LAWineFest, the largest educational wine tasting event in Los Angeles, is extending a special discount to attendees of LA PRIDE, the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California. Both are being held June 9-10th; their close proximity to each other makes it easy for people to enjoy two festive gatherings in one weekend. Guests who enter the code “PRIDE” at check out will receive $15 off the day rate.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wining with Paso Garagiste...Sneak Peek!

It's Garagiste Season!

And no, we don't mean you should put on your orange vest, pull the 12 gauge off the wall and tiptoe into the hills of Paso like Elmer Fudd. 

You should, however, be sure to hightail it down to the first Garagiste mini-event of 2012 which will be taking place this week at 15c Wine Bar in Templeton, CA. Here's the full press release: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wining Sideways! The play, that is!

SIDEWAYS THE PLAY-World Premiere with wine tastings
Ruskin Group Theatre logoMEDIA ALERT                                                                           
Revised May 9, 2012
Press Contact: Judith Borne (310) 305-7888  or                                                                       
 A WORLD PREMIERE staging at
Ruskin Group Theatre OPENING May 18, 2012
Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm through July 22, 2012
TASTINGS OF PINOT NOIR WINES AT PERFORMANCES will include offerings from Sonoma Coast Vineyard,  Dunstan Wines, Sharp Cellars, Silver Mountain, Carlton Cellars, Domaine Gerbuaut, Gioia, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards, Roots Wines, Leucadia Red, Waits-Mast Family Cellars, Alysian, and more...
Los Angeles, CASideways The Play, adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends - Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures…just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wining in the Santa Rita Hills...sort of...

Shortly after attending the extremely hot and hard to navigate Santa Barbara County Vintners Festival in Los Olivos, we had the opportunity to sample several of the wines we had missed by showing up for the Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance event at the Wine House in Los Angeles.

JD and I are big fans of the Santa Rita Hills. Cool climates and sea influences help create lean and elegant wines. SRH is a relatively small appellation of approximately 100 square miles. Intersected by the Santa Ynez River, the cool climate appellation is located between the towns of Buellton and Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, California. The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance includes both vineyards located within the geographical boundaries of the appellation, and those who craft wines from grapes grown there.