Savor Santa Ana is a great concept and a fun way to explore all the different restaurants in downtown Santa Ana, many of which I haven’t been too. We were given a map & some food tickets, 2 drink tickets, and VIP wrist bands to sample the local restaurants; even 4th street Market that were participating in the event.
A gala awards reception will open the 2015 V3 Digital Media Conference on Friday, June 26, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Comcast NBC Universal.
The conference will bring together online journalists, bloggers, social media professionals, film/TV professionals, comic book enthusiasts, community organizers and activists, photographers, podcasters, and more; honorees Joe Zee of Yahoo Style, Dao Nguyen of BuzzFeed, and Randall Park of ABC’s hit show “Fresh Off the Boat” will also be in attendance.
626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities that appeals to all ages. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.
2015 Dates: Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8: 4pm–1am Sunday, August 9: 4pm–11pm
Friday & Saturday, September 4 & 5: 4pm–1am Sunday, September 6, 4pm–1am(Labor Day extended hours)
Admission is $3 and parking is free; children 6 and under get in free. The event will feature over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. View the complete vendor directory at
COUNTRY’S ONLY NON-PROFIT WINE COMPETITION MOVES TO NEW LOCATION FOR 21st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION International Grand Cru and Culinary Tasting Benefits Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Like us on Facebook
LONG BEACH, CA – July 8, 2015 — The Long Beach Grand Cru, the country’s only non-profit wine competition, benefiting Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and its partnership with The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach will celebrate its 21st anniversary in a new location — the lush 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden, with an evening of wine, food, one-of-a-kind silent auction and live music onSaturday, Aug. 8 from 6 pm – 9 pm at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. in Palos Verdes Peninsula….
Last Sunday, March 15th I had the privilege of attending the Family Winemakers of California’s first Southern California Tasting at Fairplex, Pomona. Almost 100 small, family-owned wineries, from across California. I love that the focus of this event was on small, Southern California family owned wineries. Below are reviews of my favorites out of all of the wineries which I had tasted for this event.
Carlisle Winery & Vineyards poured some interesting wines:
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.
Parallell Cabernet Sauvignon Black Diamonds 2009 & Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Mahoney Pinot Noir 2010 Las Brias VIneyard
Guarachi Family wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cholame Vineyard Zinfandel
Chesebro Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon Fortune Teller 2010
Katarina Cabernet Sauvigon 2004 Award Winning & 1 of my faves
Roadside Red 2011
Parallell Chardonnay 2012
Tower of Le Belge Chocolates
Di Arie Interlude 2009 Estate bottled
Derby Implico 2010 from Paso Robles
Passion fruit White chocolates by Le Belge
Fiftyrow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Grassini Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Ancient Oak Pinot Noir Siebert Ranch 2010
Ampelos Pinot Noir 2010
Chesebro Pinot Noir 2010
Just having fun =)
Opolo Vineyards Petite Sirah 2011 Paso Robles
Westerly Fletcher’s Red 2010
Kenneth Volk Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cholame Vineyard Chardonnay & Grenache Blanc
Pomegranate & Raspberry Chocolates by Le Belge Chocolates
55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Petite Sirah. Lovely, sweet, jammy. Lighter on its feet than the other wines.
Olive oil station
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.
52.6% Front Row Napa Cab, 31.5% Mueller Malbec, 16% Carneros Vintners Petite Sirah.
Food truck yummy
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.
RED BORDEAUX BLEND
Reyes winery Muscat 2011
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)….