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(By Eve Bushman) One rare not-so-sunny day I traveled to the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood for a wine class and tasting on the Alentejo region of Portugal. My education on Portugal had bee(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) On January 31, I joined about 50 local wine friends - now calling ourselves the #WineInfluencers - to taste through some of the new wines added to the Newhall Refinery wine list. T(more..)


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I recently shared a press release from Graham’s regarding their 20-year-old tawny port, and lo and behold, a week later I received one for review.

From Graham’s: “…(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) I used to do a roundup of upcoming events, ones that I’ve been to and some that were new to me, nearly every year. Not sure why I stopped but, honestly, my wine world has gro(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) Clearly, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to have wine and cheese, like most of you. But I can’t recall the last time I had a guided pairing that would explain how, whe(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) The Beverly Hills Hotel was a perfect backdrop for a tasting of the latest Bordeaux, the release of the 2015 vintage. The chandelier that hung over the center of the room was dimme(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) Had an interesting chat a few weeks ago with one Eamon McDonald, the Founder and CEO of Joya Sangria. I had some experience with both house bar made and commercially produced bottl(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) Thanks to a nephew that pays attention, and shares my love of spirits, I was recently gifted a new gin to try. My nephew told me that the Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin was his fav(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) I was at one of my regular Happy Hour haunts, The Social in Newhall, when I noticed that the bar was completely packed at 5pm, much like it is at Olive Terrace Bar and Grill and Sa(more..)


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(By Eve Bushman) Cruising a foodie group on Facebook one member’s query kind of stuck out in my mind. It was something like, “Does anyone do dinner parties anymore?” About half of(more..)