What’s A Beer Doing In There?

This has just about everything I like in a sparkler, a soft, strawberry nose, beautiful pale salmon color, soft fizz. I really loved it. Carol called it a great holiday Brut. Jean loved the delicate bubbles and the color. Brian said it was “really jolly nice.”

Talking Dates, Peanuts and Tacos in Yuma

Starting with the largest shrimp cocktail I had ever seen, served in a giant Margarita glass with multi-colored lights, we enjoyed tender steaks, tasty ribs and seafood.

Temecula Holiday Lights

Enjoy hot cocoa or mulled cider (grown-ups can opt for mulled wine or “special” cocoa) while you take in the twinkling spectacle of Old Town Temecula and award-winning Inland Empire Homes.

Lifting Our Glasses Again

Brian loved the bouquet, found it dry and very pleasant and thought it was a great $20 wine. Jan said it was very complex for a rosé and liked it quite a bit. Jake enjoyed the rich flavors. It averaged nearly four out of five stars. Score? Texas 1, skeptics 0.

International Wine Tasting With Food Pairings

From Argentina we moved on to Croatia and the 2012 Vinarija Zdjelarevi? Graševina. Tough to pronounce, but easy to drink, It had a soft nose with hints of honey. Another fruit forward wine, I loved its round mouthfeel and flavors of golden delicious apples.