Tag Archive: wine pairing

Rodney Strong Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet for an Easy Wine Party

Wine party guests by Caroline on Crack

As much as I love wine now, I’ve never hosted a wine-paired dinner before because apart from the fact that I still don’t really feel comfortable with my wine pairing abilities 1) I don’t cook and 2) I don’t even own a dining room table. So when Rodney Strong Vineyards invited me to be one…

Wino Deal: Fundamental LA’s Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing

Fundamental LA carrot risotto by Caroline on Crack

During lunch hours, Fundamental LA — a Westwood restaurant that’s been around since 2011 and has got all those buzzwords foodies seem to love like “farmers market fresh,” “artisanal,” and “small plates — is a sandwich shop. But at night it turns into a hopping small plates eatery with food by executive chef Philip Pretty (Sona,…

What Not To Pair With Your Fancy Cabernet Sauvignon

Sequoia Grove Winery wine pairing by Caroline on Crack

Since taking that Court of Master Sommeliers introductory exam earlier this year, a whole new world has open up to me. All this time I thought cocktails were a fine thing to pair with food because you can create one to complement the flavors of a dish. But wine… Ah wine. Wine is naturally perfect…

LA Weekend Events October 26 to 30: Candy Corn and Viognier, 1930s Burlesque, Bourbon Bandits

Drunk Halloween

Boo that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, but you can use these LA weekend events to get your need for costume debauchery out of the way. Friday, October 26 Vintage Enoteca’s 3rd Annual Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing Enjoy your two greatest loves at this annual Halloween candy and wine pairing event. Vintage…

This Halloween Weekend: Narnia at La Descarga, Candy & Wine Pairing, Extreme Tim Burton

I LOVE Halloween. Candy, scary movies, costumes — now that’s a good time right there. Thursday, October 27 Werewolves of London Halloween Hotel Package Partying in WeHo for Halloween? Grab a suite at the London. The hotel is doing a special Halloween package for the holiday now through November 1. Room rates start at $365…

This Weekend: Beck at the Bowl, Coney Island Wine Pairing, Creaky Tiki

Thursday, August 25 Locals’ Hour at Playa Learn from one of the best in the cocktail biz, Angeleno Magazine’s “Best New Mixologist” Julian Cox. He’ll teach you some of his trade secrets for you to try at your own cocktail parties. Best part is that the class is free and you can imbibe the lesson…

This Weekend: Manila Machine Wine Pairing, La Descarga Feast, $8 Drago Cocktails

Hipster Shore – watch more funny videos   Another gorgeous weekend. What have you got planned? Thursday, January 20 Buy Tickets for Moveable Feast at La Descarga This amazing-sounding food event isn’t til January 30 but figured I’d give you a heads-up now before it sells out since there is limited space. There will be…

Magnum Dinner at Biergarten: Bad Boys, Banana Lovin and Good Times

If you didn’t know better, you’d think that Biergarten in Koreatown was misplaced there on Western Avenue. I know I did when I first heard about it. After all, it’s not really a beer garden, nor do they have karaoke. While there is a selection of sake and wine, its main focus is on fine…

Chef Joseph Mahon and Sommelier David Haskell Pop Up at Biergarten

Biergarten in Koreatown. You might know it for its impressive craft beer selection, juicy Drunken Chicken and apparently 8:2 guy-to-girl ratio. It’s safe to say this isn’t a fancy place and you’ll never have to fret over a dress code. But this coming Monday and Tuesday, Biergarten will be all about the fancy as Chef…