Category Archives: Wine Experiences

I don’t believe it! My husband ate olives…. and enjoyed them!!!

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A couple of weeks ago, Jim and I went to Cuda Ridge Winery for a member’s release party. Larry, the winemaker and owner, had the chef at Posada Catering pair delightful “contemporary southwestern” tapas with each of the featured wines. … Continue reading

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Brett’s Pan Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

About a month ago I had the pleasure of attending my first member’s release party at Boa Ventura. It was a cold Sunday evening, and so the prospects of hanging out in the barn/tasting room were much less appealing than … Continue reading

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Bring on the Turkey!

Well, it is that time of year again: Thanksgiving. I am not sure how it keeps arriving so quickly, but here it is. We have many things to be grateful for this year as always. Our family is healthy and … Continue reading

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The Tenuta Vinyards tasting experience – Like a nice, warm hug!

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I got a sense of Tenunta Vinyards’ tasting room before I even entered its doors. Specifically, I heard it. It was the sound of joyous conversation and laughter. You might say that has nothing to do with the winery, but … Continue reading

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Instead of the tried and true, let’s try something new!

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These were the sentiments that Jim and I had last weekend as we went out for an afternoon of wine tasting. We wanted to try some wineries in the area that we had yet to visit.  We eventually arrived as … Continue reading

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New Wine Bar Downtown!

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Saturday, my husband and I were out and about downtown, celebrating our anniversary. In the shadow of the flagpole, we stumbled upon the Winemaker’s Pourhouse, a wine bar that specializes in wine and food pairings. Now the best part about … Continue reading

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Murrieta’s Fall Line Up… Just as Lovely as the View!

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It is time again for one of the events I enjoy most, the Murrieta’s Well release party. With my sister as my partner in crime, we were able to leave our mommy-mobiles behind. We cruised the beautiful Livermore back roads, … Continue reading

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Murrieta’s Well Release Party

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I spent my entire Sunday afternoon volunteering for the good folks at Cuda Ridge for their 4th Annual Vintage Tasting. For hours, I poured wine, talked about wine, listen to others talk about wine, and drank some wine. (You know, … Continue reading

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4th Annual Vintage Wine Tasting at Cuda Ridge Winery

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Fantastic BBQ, great music, cool cars, and excellent wines… yup… that pretty much sums up this weekend’s 4th Annual Vintage Tasting that took place at Cuda Ridge Winery this last Saturday and Sunday. The warm sun and cool breezes, along … Continue reading

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Potter & Port

The END has come… well, for Harry Potter fanatics such as myself and my husband that is. The release of the last HP movie was highly anticipated for both of us, and so, of course, we had to take the … Continue reading

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