2013 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Draws Record Crowds

The 5th American Express Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival moved across Victoria Harbour this year after four years in Kowloon, occupying a prime swath of land in Hong Kong’s New Central Harbourfront. Approximately...
Sommeliers California

Interview: Brian McClintic (Master Sommelier + Les Marchands)

Brian McClintic, a Master Sommelier and key player in the documentary SOMM, co-founded Santa Barbara’s Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants with fellow wine pro Eric Railsback. We met at SOMM’s Pebble Beach Food...

SOMM: Documentary Spotlights Master Sommelier Candidates

The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the most exclusive societies in the world, with less than 200 people demonstrating a mastery of Theory, Service, and Tasting surrounding wine, spirits and cigars since...

Everson Royce: Refining Silverlake Wine Vibe in Old Pasadena

During my days as a Silver Lake denizen, Silverlake Wine was a de facto community center, with winemakers and chefs finding a forum in Randy Clement, April Langford and George Cossette’s boutique shop. Many...
Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: winemaker Steve Clifton (Palmina + Brewer-Clifton)

I first met Steve Clifton on September 29 at the Hawaii Food & Wine festival’s “Streets of Asia” event. The accomplished winemaker, based in Santa Barbara County, focuses on two unique expressions of the...
Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: Ampelos Cellars winemaker Peter Work

Ampelos Cellars and Vineyard founders Peter Work and wife Rebecca are former corporate execs from Denmark and Alaska, respectively. They purchased 82 pie-shaped acres in 1999, planted 15,000 vines in 2001 and moved to...
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