Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

• Don’t Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

Don’t Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it? Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer […]

• Five Great California Wine Country Road Trips

Five Great California Wine Country Road Trips

You, friends and family, a convertible and the wide open California road.  What could be a better combination?  Pairing it with California wine country, of course!  Because there are so many choices, California’s Wine Institute has developed five big road trip ideas to inspire wine lovers, giving them options to pick their favorites and set […]

• Spirited Women’s cocktail group this Friday at Shangri-la rooftop bar

Spirited Women’s cocktail group this Friday at Shangri-la rooftop bar

Hurrah for Friday! A great way to start the weekend… This week, Spirited Women will be meeting in Santa Monica at the Shangri-la rooftop bar: Suite 700 overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean this Friday, September 16, at 5pm…a bit early but try and sneak out for a wonderful tasting led by English Gins Connoisseur, Silamith […]

• Nothing in Napa? One million acre wine site for sale in Argentina

Nothing in Napa? One million acre wine site for sale in Argentina

A near-one million acre site in Argentina deemed to be perfect for vine growing has gone on sale for £6 million. The 989,000 acre plot is the biggest ever to come up for sale in the world and is three-and-a-half times the size of Hong Kong. The Estancia Punta del Ague – which translates as […]

• Roppongi: The Portland of Japan Where Craft Beer Flourishes

Roppongi: The Portland of Japan Where Craft Beer Flourishes

Walking through Tokyo’s garish Roppongi district on my first visit to Japan, I found it remarkably easy to ignore the pulsing high-tech signs promoting electronics, movies, and cars. What caught my eye was probably the most modest ad: a tiny bilingual sandwich board that said “Craft Beer Bar.” When I think of Japanese alcohol, sake […]

• Try Something New! Essential Baja Wine Tasting in LA

Try Something New! Essential Baja Wine Tasting in LA

Save-the-date: Sunday, November 21, 3 – 6p. Here’s a great opportunity to taste an array of wonderful Baja wines from the Guadalupe and Calafia valleys. Details here. Boozenews.com is co-sponsoring this tasting with Splash Productions. BAJA WINE:  A SENSE OF PLACE Mexico has a privileged region for the cultivation and breeding of great wines, which […]

• Fab New Zealand Wines, the Best Reds and Whites

Fab New Zealand Wines, the Best Reds and Whites

… For a slinky little country, it may be surprising to find world-class Pinot sharing the stage with Cabernet and Merlot, not to mention Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay. The good fortune of New Zealand is that its 1,000 miles stretches from north to south over two islands, while its slender build means that almost […]