• Simple Tips to Sound Like You Know Everything About Wine

    BY: MASTER SOMMELIER LAURA MANIEC & SOMMELIER ELIZABETH SCHNIEDER The approaching holiday season means more entertaining than usual–which, for one thing, means more serving, bringing, or at least drinking wine! Keeping up with connoisseurs can be…

  • 5 Taco Spots You Need To Try in San Diego

    San Diego is known for outstanding Mexican food. I had my first real tacos when I was 18 in San Diego (for the longest time I thought they were just served in those hard…

  • Pomegranate-Blood Orange Mule Recipe

    It’s that light-sweater-pumpkin-flavored time of year again! And this all means Fall wines and festive cocktails. The lovely ladies of Sparkle + Toast shared with me a fun festive cocktail recipe that’s absolutely de-liciousss…

  • Yummy Wines Under $10

    We all know I love wine, and from the amount I buy and share with friends, I need to be on a budget sometimes.…

  • Elegant and Fine Russian Cuisine at Pushkin Restaurant

    This Russian gem has become one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. Pushkin serves up a sumptuous array of dishes- everything from the traditional borsch (beet based soup with various veggies) to beef stroganoff;…

  • The Must-Try Wines for Autumn

    The temperatures are going down, pumpkin flavored “fill-in-the-blank” are out in stores, crisp, crackly leaves permeate the air,…