Seduce Your Senses with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

Want to add some spice to your Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something sweet is more your style? Titillate your taste buds with a glass of Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk or Red Satin, wines inspired by the sensual series. As Anastasia Steele would say, “oh my!” Author and wine enthusiast E.L. James drew inspiration […]

Surprising Lake County Wines

By Maxine Howard What is so surprising about Lake County wines? The surprise is that they’re interesting, well-made, and reasonably priced. Twenty-one wineries from Lake County (just north and east of Napa) showed off their recent vintages at a tasting in San Francisco in September. We only had a chance to sample about a third […]

AG Pick: The Sum 2007

While you’re still trying to figure out the significance of the numbers in Lost, pick up a bottle of The Sum.  This red wine from The Seventy Five Wine Company may not help you add up all the mysteries left unanswered in Sunday night’s finale, though it’s an excellent sip as you discuss the numerous […]

A Taste of Los Olivos & Solvang

After a great time at Blackjack Ranch, I headed into downtown Los Olivos.  “Main drag” would be a better way to describe it.  All the action is on Grand Avenue, a cute few blocks of restaurants, tasting rooms, boutiques and a market. I stopped for lunch at Los Olivos Cafe.  The menu is a mix […]