This was the 1st annual tasting in Pasadena for the Family Winemakers of California for both the trade and consumers (for the 1st time) featured small, family-owned wineries from the state’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming wine regions.
Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon Fortune Teller 2010
Flying Horse Petite Sirah
Di Arie Interlude 2009 Estate bottled
Just having fun =)
Opolo Vineyards Petite Sirah 2011 Paso Robles
Ellipsis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Tower of Le Belge Chocolates
Passion fruit White chocolates by Le Belge
Fiftyrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Grassini Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Cholame Vineyard Zinfandel
Victor Vineyards Chardonnay
Ancient Oak Pinot Noir Siebert Ranch 2010
Guarachi Family wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Mahoney Pinot Noir 2010 Las Brias VIneyard
Katarina Cabernet Sauvigon 2004 Award Winning & 1 of my faves
Kenneth Volk Vineyards Zinfandel 2010
Pomegranate & Raspberry Chocolates by Le Belge Chocolates
Ampelos Pinot Noir 2010
Le Belge Chocolatier
Kenneth Volk Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Chesebro Pinot Noir 2010
Westerly Fletcher’s Red 2010
Chesebro Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Di Arie Petite Sirah 2009
Parallell Cabernet Sauvignon Black Diamonds 2009 & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
full bodied and only moderately tannic with beautiful structure and strong fruit. The flavors are complex, and the finish is long and satisfying. This wine is extremely versatile, light enough to accompany any lunch fare, yet a perfect companion to pastas, roasts, steaks and cheeses.
Medium-bodied and superbly structured, intense berry and mocha flavors lead to an impeccable finish with balanced acidity and tannins.
delightful blend is a fruit forward, polished wine with well integrated oak notes.
Reyes winery Muscat 2011
52.6% Front Row Napa Cab, 31.5% Mueller Malbec, 16% Carneros Vintners Petite Sirah.
RED BORDEAUX BLEND
55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Petite Sirah. Lovely, sweet, jammy. Lighter on its feet than the other wines.
Olive oil station
This event is held at Raleigh Studios, they make good use of the space. Tickets are about $85 but you can find a good deal on one of those online coupon sources. Check out Goldstar and LAWF website sells discount tickets. Money saved never hurts. The tickets grants you admission to the event (if you enjoy the full event it’s about 5 hours); a tasting glass and program. Food is available for purchase (food trucks). Water is included (there are two water stations)….
Garlic & Chives is a charming new addition to the Garden Grove Mall of Fortune which delivers a modern spin to Vietnamese – South East Asian Cuisine that is tasty, garlicky but also very affordable at the same time. The decor is very warm & inviting as well; the service is very attentive compared to other restaurants in this area.
Papaya Salad w/ Octopus
Outside opening sign
Salmon Clay-pot w/ Broken Rice
This restaurant is family owned & ran by the the owner Kristin, also owns Binh Dan Restaurant which has been opened for more than 20 years. Kristin listens to customers’ feedback about the food because her passion for food transfers to keeping her customers happy & this is why customers continue to come to this quaint little restaurant.
This is a great little small mom & pop 100% vegan pizza place that uses Daiya cheese (no dairy / meats what so ever) for their pizzas. There were a lot of return & neighborhood customers that made this place a busy little pizza place =)
It’s been a little over a month since Mr. Katsu has opened up in Fullerton, CA area and there’s been a good number of followers. John, one of owners at Mr. Katsu is a perfectionist when it comes to food because of his passion for good food; so he tries to make sure that customers are happy & satisfied with their food here. They’re very open to suggestions on their food so feel free to let them know.…