The 5 Most Popular Desserts to Bake for Christmas

During Christmas families gather in the kitchen to make and bake many delicious meals.There are many traditional dishes that are made during Christmas. However, The focal point during the holidays are desserts and sweets. Gingerbread,cookies, pies, tarts and fruit cakes are a few of the common desserts during the holiday. Here are the most popular…

SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB – Rimauresq

I have decided for this month as we fall into the regular pattern of our long California summers, that I wanted to end the summer with some beautiful wines from Provence. I found Domaine Rimauresq on a recent trip to France, and I wanted to share some of their beautiful wines with you. The microclimate…

February Wine Club

I hope you is enjoying the “winter”! This month I wanted to celebrate the Newest AVA, the Petaluma Gap! The Petaluma Gap is the premier gateway to the Sonoma Coast and northern Marin County wine region. Designated on December 7, 2017 as the country’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA), the Petaluma Gap is producing premium…

January Wine Club

This month I wanted to celebrate two great varietals of Burgundy as well as one lesser known. The inspiration for this month comes from the St. Vincent Celebrations in Burgundy. Every year on the last weekend of January, the winegrowers in Burgundy celebrate and give thanks to their patron, Saint Vincent. Legends abound as to…

Wine Club – November

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” used to see heavy marketing, with races to get…

Wine Club December

This month I am excited to celebrate the bubbles in the world. NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY National Champagne Day is observed annually on December 31st. While genuine champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, there is plenty of bubbly available from Italy, California and even the South of France.  Ringing in the New Year is the perfect…