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Hot Happenings: Week of May 24

Hot Happenings: Week of May 24
From wine tastings to restaurant openings to healthy dining options, take your pick on our favorite must-do activities for this upcoming week. Spicy yellowtail at ZUMA Monday, May 24: I was lucky enough to be invited to ZUMA last week for a sneak peek at London’s award winning restaurant, and today they are opening their doors to the public. This modern take on Japanese cuisine is the brainchild of German chef Rainer Becker, and if you are ready to awaken your senses, a visit to ZUMA is a must...
May 24th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Restaurants, wine tasting

Amazing Alcohol and Ambience at the Ascension

Amazing Alcohol and Ambience at the Ascension
Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized. So said Andre Simmons, author of “Commonsense of Wine”. Probably what makes vineyards such a romantic setting. In Auckland, one particular vineyard comes to mind for great wine, stunning wedding venue, and an idyllic getaway altogether — the Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana. Certainly one of Auckland’s favourite wedding venues, the Ascension Wine Estate’s Spanish Mission-style architecture,...
February 28th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Ascension, featuredarticle, matakana, tour, vineyard, wine estate, wine tasting, winery

Spanish Wine Seminar Or Dinner at Island Prime and C Level

Spanish Wine Seminar Or Dinner at Island Prime and C Level
Maurice DiMarino, Cetified Spanish Wine Educator will host a Spanish Wine Seminar on March 6  from Noon-2:00p.m. at Island Prime and C Level.  As promised the wine seminars are back!  Maurice will take you on a tour of the most adored regions of Spain and introduce you to some of the most up and coming regions. The afternoon includes hors d’oeuvres served with Cava and is priced at $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Call Maurice at 619-298-6802 or email maurice@islandprime.com. Photo...
February 23rd, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, wine tasting

Wine Tasting at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Wine Tasting at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
... dolce vita” (the sweet life) at the hotel, you might be interested in booking one of the 750 rooms or suites to take advantage of an incredible wine tasting event. Indulge in wine tasting, gourmet food and jazz music during the Holiday Harbor Nights.  You’ll also be treated to performances by Portofino’s opera singers and complimentary hand-rolled cigars.  As an added bonus, guests will get to witness the annual lighting of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Christmas tree under the twinkling...
November 25th, 2009 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: florida travel, luxury travel, wine tasting

Indulge in Arizona’s Fine Wines at Festival at the Farm

Indulge in Arizona’s Fine Wines at Festival at the Farm
... vintage.  Interactive exhibits will acquaint visitors with the many vineyards throughout the state.  Participants will also learn the tricks of wine tasting,  food & wine pairing tips and how to shop for the right wine. As an extra bonus, Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar (map) will host the Arizona Grower’s Cup Awards Dinner where the Executive chef and owner, Gregory LaPrad will treat diners to a four course meal selected to compliment the winning wines chosen by an independent...
November 19th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arizona, Phoenix, wine tasting, wineries

Sip and Cycle In Canada’s Wine Country

Sip and Cycle In Canada’s Wine Country
While the Napa Valley is famous in the United States, Canada boasts an incredible wine region of its own.  The Okanagan Valley produces some of the finest Rieslings and Gewurztraminers and, while it is on the same latitude as Germany’s famed Mosel Valley, the unique climate zone makes it possible to nurture vintages on par with the best Italian and California reds. The area is absolutely beautiful.  It’s lush and mountainous and the iExplore Canada: Active tour allows travelers to cycle on...
November 12th, 2009 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling tours, featuredarticle, wine tasting, wine tours

Paris Las Vegas Wine Celebration Room Package

Paris Las Vegas Wine Celebration Room Package
... Restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi and Les Artistes Steakhouse. The package includes: Accommodations at Paris Las Vegas Two tickets to fun and fact-filled wine tasting seminar–Wine 101: Celebrate the Harvest Two commemorative wine glasses VIP passes to Risqué, the nightclub at Paris Las Vegas Travel Dates: The package is only valid for travel Wednesday, November 18 through Sunday, November 22, 2009. For more information: Online booking – www.parislasvegas.com/wine Phone reservations: 877-603-4386 ...
October 8th, 2009 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, las vegas travel, las-vegas-hotels, wine tasting

Gourmet Food, Chocolate and Wine Pairing at L’Hermitage Gourmet Emporium

... decadent Really Good Cookies original chocolate chip cookies layered with caramel, chocolate and topped with walnuts. This gave us a taste of their wine tasting events that occur every other Tuesday evening at L’Hermitage. The events take place from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and cost only $20 – that’s food and wine included. Judging from last night, they fed us well – too well. The next class takes place tonight, September 29 (short notice here), but if you do have a night free,...
September 29th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: L'Hermitage Catering and Gourmet Emporium, really good cookies, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, TasteCasting, wine tasting

September Wine Tastings at Crown

If you are not heading down to the Miami Wine Fair, you should at least head over to Crown for their September wine tasting. You will taste over 50 wines for just $15. Tasty treats will also be available for you to sample and to absorb some of that wine. You will also go home with a free glass. Save 20% off on your purchase at the event. photo credit: It's Holly @ flickr Tasting times are from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at select locations across South Florida. Here’s the schedule: Friday, September...
September 25th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: crown, Events, September, wine tasting

6 Must-Do’s in Phoenix this fall

Hike Phoenix and other Arizona Trails Withe cooler temperatures on their way, the fall is a great time to get out and experience the endless amount of hiking trails available throughout the Valley and the whole state.  Hiking allows the entire family to get out after a long, hot summer for exercise to enjoy great our magnificent views.  Certain trails also allow dogs. Here is an online guide to find a trail that fits your preferences in the Valley. You can also take advantage of amazing trails...
September 16th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 5
Filed under: Announcement, Arizona, Attractions, ballet, ballet arizona, Carefree, Cave Creek, chili cook-off, chocolate, cook off, Events, Family Friendly, fireworks, flamenco, Food & Beverage, gardens, Glendale, hay rides, hiking, Must-See Sights, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Phoenix, pumpkins, queen creek, rodeo, Scenic & Short Trips, schnepf farms, Scottsdale, State Park, The Arts, wine tasting

Learn About and Sample Mediterranean Food, Wine and Olive Oils

... – the War on Terroir in the Mediterranean Basin. Learn about the many wine producing regions of the Mediterranean Basin, along with additional wine tastings. Bringing the Mediterranean Diet to your Plate, teaches the general principles of the healthy Mediterranean diet. It will be led by the Capital Cooking television show host and blogger of Capital Cooking, Lauren deSantis. Mediterranean Wines Festival and Classes � Whitemore House (WNDC)� 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036...
September 14th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Food & Beverage, Restaurants & Bars, Washington DC, wine class, wine tasting, wines

Take a Wine Odyssey in the Heart of Sydney

You don’t need to head to the Hunter to enjoy a wine tasting experience. Wine Odyssey brings together the best drops in the country, and it’s conveniently located in The Rocks. If you don’t know your cabernets from your shiraz, or you just want to bone up on your skills, sign up for the wine tasting Theatre Experience. In the first part, you’ll watch a short film. You’ll taste six wines during the screening, learning how to appreciate the qualities of each glass as you enjoy it. From...
September 14th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Food & Beverage, The-Rocks, wine Odyssey, wine tasting

The 34th Annual Virginia Wine Festival – Cheers!!!

... at the Seminar Tent, including: Becoming Wine Savvy in 45 Minutes Local Chef Plus Local Wine Equals World Flavors Holding a Successful Home wine tasting Party Why Wine and Good Health A Walk through 400 Years of U.S. Wine History Discovering the Aromas and Tastes in Wine – Experiments You Can Do at Home Wine Judging Made Simple This year, the featured musical entertainer is Lisa Simone, the daughter of musical icon Nina Simone.  Simone has recorded an updated interpretation of some of her iconic...
September 10th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, festival, Restaurants & Bars, Virginia, wine, wine tasting, winery

Support Uncorked & Unplugged

Support a great cause and sample the finest that Phoenix chefs have to offer at Uncorked & Unplugged, an annual fundraising event that features the best in gourmet foods, fine wine and spirits, and live entertainment all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Since its inception in 2004, the proceeds from Uncorked & Unplugged are directly applied to youth development programs for the 16,000+ members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Your participation...
September 8th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Boys & Girls Club, charity, concert, Desert Ridge, Events, Food & Beverage, fundraiser, gourmet food, live entertainment, music, nightlife, Phoenix, Phoenix chefs, wine, wine tasting

A North Phoenix Hangout for Everybody

My view from the outside deck of C4 Named the “Best Coffeehouse & Best Wine Bar 2008″ by Best of Greater Phoenix, the Cave Creek Coffee Company & Wine Bar known as C4 is a great spot for morning coffee, afternoon lunch and late night wine and martinis. They have it all! A favorite hang-out of mine, I’ve always been impressed by the eclectic crowd it attracts. Even though it can be a stopping point for many motorcycle riders in the early morning, I’ve also seen everything...
August 31st, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Cave Creek, coffee, Food & Beverage, Great Places to Unwind, great views, hangout, ladies-night, live music, martinis, North Phoenix, People - Interesting Local People, People Watching, wine, wine tasting

Review: Vino 100

Part of a nation-wide chain, Vino 100 offers 100 wines for $25 or less, as well as wine paraphernalia including glasses, gadgets and gifts. Each Saturday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. the store features  “Sippin’ Saturdays” which lets guests sample themed wines. Owner Natalie Buster has had a passion for wine for 25 years before opening her store. “We are about searching out the perfect wine for our customers,” she says. “We try to provide a non-pretentious atmosphere in a beautiful setting.”...
August 28th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Food & Beverage, food & wine, Scenic & Short Trips, Shopping, small vineyard, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", vegas, Vegas wines, vintage, wine event, wine tasting, winery

Vegas is all about Wine

Vegas is all about Wine
August 25th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: drink, Food & Beverage, Shopping, sommelier, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", vegas, wine, wine event, wine tasting

Beat the Heat … in Sedona

Often called “Red Rock Country” Sedona is a playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; power shopping; or hiking and outdoor sports.  Lucky for us Phoenicians you can take advantage of these late summer specials in a place that I’ve always thought has the most spectacular scenery in the world. Visit Sedonas main web site for the many available deals. HOTEL DISCOUNTS: Radisson Poco Diablo Resort – Save 30% per night in August 877-282-5755 Ask...
August 19th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Events, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, Harley, History & Information, hotel discounts, Hotels & Places to Stay, jeep tours, Must-See Sights, Scenic & Short Trips, Sedona, Shopping, Sports & Recreation, Tours, walking tours, wine tasting

A Little Taste of Paradise

... several options including the Classic Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle for dessert.  She looked happy!   Roy’s also hosts special events such as wine tastings, cooking demos and special dining events.  wine tasting takes place at the Chandler location the third Friday of each month.  You can join their wine club and pay $20 per person or $25 for non-members.  Here are more details. Their next tasting is Friday, August 21st.   Roy’s Chandler Location on Ray Road across from the Chandler Fashion...
August 18th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Asian, Food & Beverage, hawaiian, sushi, wine tasting

Foodies Alert …

If you’re a fan of shows like “Top Chef,” “Iron Chef” and “The Next Food Network Star,” then Phoenix Cooks!, an event where the Valley’s top chefs strut their stuff and compete live on three interactive stages, is right up your alley. For action packed “foodie” fun, The 5th annual Phoenix Cooks! delivers scrumptious creations from more than 50 of the Valley’s best restaurants. Also on display will be boutique wineries, spirits and specialty kitchen retailers. The...
August 17th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: chefs, cooking demonstrations, Events, Food & Beverage, Phoenix, Restaurants & Bars, Scottsdale, spirits, wine tasting