Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wining by Proxy...Champagne

When the Goddess of Wine has too many events on her calendar, she enlists the aid of good friend and wineaux, Marya Glur. In this case, Marya was able to both help me and indulge in her favorite beverage.

Wally's Grande Marque Champagne Tasting by Marya Glur

As a Champagne aficionado, I have yearned for a long time to attend the Grande Marque Champagne Tasting organized by Wally's Wines every June. With the help of my dear friend, the Champagne Whoar, LeeAundra Temescu Keany, and her husband, Paul Keany, I was finally able to attend the event this year at the JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica on Sunday, June 3. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's the 2012 LA WineFest!

JD and I have been gearing up for this year's LA WineFest, taking place this weekend - June 9 and 10. It's going to be big - hundreds of wines and spirits to taste, delicious food offerings, lifestyle vendors, and for those few who actually want to learn something, classes about wine and spirits, wine and cheese pairing, and more. Join the Goddess and JD!

Saturday classes include:
1:30 PM Dry Creek Valley: A Century of Great Zin
Discover the original Zin – Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel! Wine expert, Dan Fredman, will take you on an exploration of Northern Sonoma’s famed Dry Creek Valley, where Italian and Swiss immigrants have been growing world-class Zinfandel for more than a century. Taste rare and sold-out Zinfandels from top producers, such as Ridge, Wilson, Mauritson, Sbragia, Quivira, and Ferrari-Carano.
30 people only, $30 per person