ElectionsVote 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 favorite of the many he(more..)


ElectionsVote 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 Salt Creek Grille when(more..)


ElectionsVote 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 the comments, if no(more..)


ElectionsVote Not exactly sure when my taste for a vodka Martini - with Domaine De Canton Ginger liqueur instead of vermouth - switched to a gin Martini…but it did. Only problem was that every bar always mad(more..)


ElectionsVote I met a consulting client of mine at 9am in the morning this past month, he had something milky looking in his large coffee mug and proceeded to goad me into trying it. Hot Eggnog and cognac. My how t(more..)


ElectionsVote Last week I began my synopsis of the BBC documentary, The Truth About Alcohol, on YouTube with Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim. This is not a review of the film, just the things I learned and thought would be i(more..)


ElectionsVote I recently watched a short (just under 60 minutes) BBC documentary, The Truth About Alcohol, on YouTube. I was drawn to it because unlike the USA, in the UK the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sally Davies (more..)


ElectionsVote Every year, or at least every year that I remember, I do a round up of holiday gift ideas from very creative pals and a few things I’ve seen myself. This year there are some new gift ideas in my(more..)


ElectionsVote In only about 150 pages author Adam Centamore covers “The Basics” of tasting and pairing cheese (and condiments) with every wine imaginable – sparkling, white, red and dessert - in h(more..)


ElectionsVote Lots of wines, eight in all, to taste through this week. We are starting with the ports, though we would normally recommend finishing with a port. There is nothing at all wrong with starting a meal wi(more..)