Kosher Food and Wine Expo in LA 3/2


Held in select cities around the world including London, NYC (today Feb. 29), Los Angeles (Weds. March 2), Miami, Chicago,  and in Israel,  the 10th Annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience #KFWE offers the largest selection of kosher wine and spirits Continue reading

Open That Bottle Night Sat. 2/27 + reviews of OLD Ojai Vineyard wines


If you love wine, chances are you’ve bought a bottle for a special occasion, or bought a bottle to share with someone, or to mark an event, or maybe it’s just so beautiful that you save and save it and have a hard time opening it because it’s too “special”?

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Give Me Santa Barbara Wine Love!

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February has been all about Santa Barbara County Wine Love!

As usual, on Tuesdays from 6-7pm PST  I’ve been participating in Wine Studio, and this month, the theme was Santa Barbara  Love and wow, did we feel it! And we’ll feel it even more Continue reading

Full Moon and Margarita Day Today!


Today’s quite the double whammy– there’s a full moon, the last full moon of winter, and it’s MARGARITA DAY! And that winning combination just might help you see that obscure figure we know and love “The Man In The Moon.” There’s even a song from the 20s that I grew up singing called “Me and the Man and the Moon” that includes these memorable lyrics:

“Just before I’m counting sheep
Through my window he comes to peep
And with each other we’re sympathizing”

I know I usually write mostly about wine, but I do love margaritas, especially ones made with fresh squeezed citrus, top shelf tequila, and an orange liqueur like Grand Marnier.

But I’ll be with Elaine Chukan Brown aka  “Hawk Wakawaka” and Jeremy Parzen aka DoBianchi at Santa Barbara’s LES MARCHANDS WINE BAR & MERCHANT in the Funk Zone 131 Anacapa St., Suite B, Santa Barbara CA 93101 tasting FRANCIACORTA, an delightful sparkling wine from Italy. Continue reading

National Drink Wine Day February 18



It’s a wine lovers holiday! Celebrate all things wine on National Drink Wine Day on Thurs. February 18, 2016!

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February Football, Federalists, Fizzy Fun! Happy Chinese New Year!


In addition to Chinese New Year’s and Valentine’s Day’s fizzy fun, February offers football and federalists: the Super Bowl is held the first Sunday of the month and President’s Day is mid-month.

But this year Chinese New Year’s eve of the Year of the Monkey is on Super Bowl Sunday AND Valentine’s Day is on President’s Eve!

So why not celebrate them all at the same time tomorrow during SUPER BOWL SUNDAY with wine from the Federalist and fizz from Sophia and Diama?

Que Syrah Sue, Ima Zinner, and Marshall Money Bags put together the food and I chose the wines keeping in mind what people would enjoy for Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7),  Chinese New Year (Mon. Feb. 8) Valentine’s Day (Sun. Feb. 14), and President’s Day (Mon. Feb. 15):

  • NV Sophia Francis Coppola $15 Effervescent White pair with Asian food
  • Diama  Sparkle Sparkling Rose – Italia Extra Dry – 11.5% alc under $20 pair with almost ANYTHING
  • The Federalist – Lodi Zinfandel – 2014 – $17.76 – 14.5% pair with turkey or meat sauce
  • The Federalist – Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014 – $17.76 – 13.9% pair with meatballs, pizza, or tritip

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PS I Love You Hits The Road; Reviews of Petite Sirah by Cantara, Back Patio


This Sat. Feb. 6, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m,

10 Participating Wineries
will share their Petite Sirah wines

 Vina Robles Hospitality Center
Paso Robles, CA

Barr Estate Winery

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Cantara Cellars

Clayhouse Wines

Graveyard Vineyards

Gustafson Family Vineyards

Red Soles Winery

Robert Biale Vineyards

Le Cuvier Winery

Vina Robles Winery

PS I Love You’s signature February event “Dark & Delicious” is on the road!


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