ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) I used to do a roundup of upcoming events, ones that I’ve been to and some that were new to me, nearly every year. Not sure why I stopped but, honestly, my wine world has grown (more..)


ElectionsVote February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Often derided as a “Hallmark holida(more..)


ElectionsVote (by Chris Sharp) As we may be very busy today observing Valentine’s Day and often trying to decide who our Valentine is, we may be overlooking that the first Valentine was dedicated to humanity (more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) Clearly, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to have wine and cheese, like most of you. But I can’t recall the last time I had a guided pairing that would explain how, when y(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) I admit that I sometimes say stupid things.  In fact, I may even be saying some stupid things right here in this space.  But most people don’t realize they are being s(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) The Beverly Hills Hotel was a perfect backdrop for a tasting of the latest Bordeaux, the release of the 2015 vintage. The chandelier that hung over the center of the room was dimmed o(more..)


ElectionsVote The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series continues its winter schedule in February with free artistic events in Old Town Newhall. Popular events 10 by 10, Note by Note, an artist rec(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) Had an interesting chat a few weeks ago with one Eamon McDonald, the Founder and CEO of Joya Sangria. I had some experience with both house bar made and commercially produced bottle m(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) The date is June 28, 2017, and Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth is launching a public local war against the local misuse of opioids in the city of Santa Clarita.  He includes in(more..)


ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) Thanks to a nephew that pays attention, and shares my love of spirits, I was recently gifted a new gin to try. My nephew told me that the Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin was his favori(more..)