Wine Trolley rolls in to the Santa Maria Valley

The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will bring a whole new way of experiencing the wine region. An exciting new feature has rolled into the Santa Maria Valley. The wine trolley will be open for business Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with its starting point at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also be on the move for one … Continue reading Wine Trolley rolls in to the Santa Maria Valley

5 Amazing West Mexico Vacation Destinations

By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor   Dinner theater al fresco, adrenaline-pumping activities and luxe accommodations to-die-for For the throngs of people pondering where to go on vacation this year, Mexico may be a strong contender in your cache of options. If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to the U.S. National Travel & Tourism Office, in 2016 approximately 30 million U.S. citizens … Continue reading 5 Amazing West Mexico Vacation Destinations

World’s best sommeliers tune their senses in leading Australian wine regions

By Andrew Spence / April 07, 2017 A DOZEN of the world’s top sommeliers are touring Australia’s premium wine regions this weekend to increase their local knowledge and discover new wines for their celebrated lists. The sommeliers attended The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday before heading to the South Australian capital Adelaide yesterday. The tour is part of a Wine Australia … Continue reading World’s best sommeliers tune their senses in leading Australian wine regions

Reimagine brunch with Seaspice’s Serrano Benedict

Welcoming spring’s culinary bloom, Seaspice reimagines brunch dishes and cocktails (some more outlandish, yet delicious, than others). Join us this week as they share a few of their brunch delights with you, our readers. Not your grandmother’s waffles, Seaspice’s Power Waffles made with quinoa, flaxseed and oats, hazelnut, almond butter, acai yogurt and honey topped with fruits take healthy ingredients in a savory dish to a whole other level. The luxurious Backed Black Truffle Egg Tart with gruyere … Continue reading Reimagine brunch with Seaspice’s Serrano Benedict

McMenamins 16th Annual Celebration of Syrah

McMenamins Celebration of Syrah is happening again this weekend. This two-day revelry is a great opportunity for folks that don’t know much about Syrah to sample their way through the region’s finest. Also, for McMenamins Passport holders, it’s a chance to get that experience stamp! More info online here. On Friday and Saturday, April 7 & 8, 2017, McMenamins Edgefield Winery will hold its 16th Annual Celebration of … Continue reading McMenamins 16th Annual Celebration of Syrah

Boutique Australian wineries take less trodden path to Verona

By Andrew Spence / 4th of April, 2017 Andrew Nugent from Bird In Hand Winery in the Adelaide Hills is interviewed by SKY TV Europe at last year’s Vinitaly event.   SIX small Australian wine companies are banding together to showcase their offerings at one of the world’s biggest wine industry events next week. More than 150,000 people are expected at Vinitaly – Europe’s largest … Continue reading Boutique Australian wineries take less trodden path to Verona

Summer Dreaming with Tommy Bahama’s Mango Habanero Margarita

Temps are low, snow is threatening and we are dreaming of sandy beaches, hot sun and warm blue waters. Now is the perfect time to visit the tropics and pretend you’re on island time. While I can’t dig my toes in the sand just yet, I can enjoy a taste of the vacation life at home. Raising a glass to all the summer dreamers out … Continue reading Summer Dreaming with Tommy Bahama’s Mango Habanero Margarita