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Category Archives: Wine

wasabigelatine’s 2007 holiday gift guide

Last Christmas a friend of mine received a Starbucks gift card from his boss. Not a very original gift, but it’s the thought that counts. And that thought must’ve been “I don’t want to offend you by not getting anything but I really couldn’t care less, so let’s see what’s in the lobby. Oh hey, [...]

Wine and flowers at A.Vision

Last week I mentioned a wine and candles event; this week — and every week — it’s wine and flowers at A.Vision, a wine and floral shop in Ukrainian Village. The minimalist yet cozy little space offers just a few types of flowers at any given time, but the selection is well-curated to complement the [...]

In defense of stemless wine glasses

(From left to right: Spiegelau vinovino Chardonnay wine glass, Riedel O Chardonnay wine tumbler, Bodum So Long Stemless red wine glass, Crate & Barrel wine tumbler) I was rummaging through my kitchen display cabinet today and noticed that I have more stemless wine glasses than traditional ones — eight Riedel O Chardonnay, six Riedel O [...]

Tatine Candles & Cellar Rat wine tasting event – Friday, Oct 12

Tatine Candles is holding an open studio sale in the Flat Iron Building as part of this year’s Around the Coyote arts festival. Candlemaker/owner Margo Bresnik’s husband Dean Schlabowske owns Cellar Rat Wine Shop just down the road, and the two of them will pair up for this event. Margo will open her production studio [...]

Babcock and Melville Wineries – Santa Rita Hills, California

Last September we were in Santa Barbara for a few days and visited a couple of wineries in the area. Here are my notes from the trip. There’s not much to do in the small town of Santa Barbara, so it’s a good thing it’s situated in wine country. The drive up 101 is breathtaking, [...]