Discovering Two Unique Wine Bars in La Jolla… You Just Gotta Try Them!

Our International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) gathered a small group in the charming seaside town of La Jolla to make an introduction to two wonderful wine bars. Both are doing things is a new and different way. These are NOT your parent’s wine bars. We first stopped at We Olive & Wine  … Read More

Exploring Petite Wines With Big, Robust Flavors

On a recent summer Sunday afternoon, I found myself transported to a lush, tropical garden. The shimmering pool and greenery welcomed us with open arms. I was in for a big treat as a newbie guest—- joining the Wine Council for their summertime gathering. Exploring fine wines, paired with delicious cuisine and of course, wonderful  … Read More

A Perfect 3-Day Getaway To Central Coast & Carmel

Here We Come Fun! We have not found a better way to relax than to just “press pause” for a few days. We find three days is the perfect number. We can easily book Riley at the dog-sitter for a short stay, we don’t have to make a hundred phone calls or reservations and our  … Read More

Temecula… There’s More Than Just Wine In The Valley!

It was a lovely sunny morning as a group of So Cal writers recently visited Temecula. The Mount Palomar Winery was established in 1969. This winery has deep roots in this valley, and responding to their kind invitation, the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) set up camp right there. Perched high atop  … Read More

The World Is At Your Fingertips at Melissa’s Produce

Melissa’s World Variety Produce company does it all in the world of fresh produce. They sources the items from 40 different countries, purchase the items, distribute them, and sell them wholesale and retail.  This includes a staggering number of fruits and vegetables from all over the world.  They are the largest distributor of specialty produce  … Read More

Wine Exchange Offers Premium Wines & Mega-Selection

Sometimes we have a media event which unexpectedly coincides with a major announcement. On this fine March Saturday, it was just such a day. We were meeting with Best Wines partners Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon, to hear all about their vino business. Our group included members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers  … Read More

FROM FARM TO YOU…. IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!

On a recent media event in Temecula, CA we had the pleasure of learning all about how this company is bringing fresh grown produce and culinary delights directly to consumers.  Sadly, since I live in Orange County,  I do not get to take advantage of these incredible programs, but if you are reading this article,  … Read More

Diamond Jamboree—A Collection of Authentic Asian Dining Venues….And So Much More!

This center really is a GEM. And I do not use that term lightly. With just over 30 various businesses—this corner of Alton Parkway and Jamboree Road in Irvine is bustling with activity from early morning to late in the evening.  This is a haven for the Asian community—a place where they can enjoy cuisine  … Read More