Tag Archive: wine tasting

The Baller’s Guide to Napa Valley: Most Expensive Tasting Menu to VIP Wine Tasting

View from Poetry Inn by Caroline on Crack

OK, yes, Napa is an expensive place to visit. Even staying at a Best Western in downtown Napa can be a $300-a-night affair! But that’s not too surprising considering Napa is touted as the premier wine region of California. Our entire state has over 700 miles of wine country and 107 AVAs, but everyone the…

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles and Couples

Happy Valentine's Day! Photo by Eugene Lee

If you’re like me, big time procrastinator, you still have no idea what you’re going to do tonight. If you really don’t want to stay in with your Ben & Jerry’s or whatever your comfort food is, here are some places you can just show up tonight, single or not, and have a fun Valentine’s…

Halloween 2013: Zombie Bar Crawl to Sexy Masquerade

Halloween 2013 zombie having a cocktail by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, you stress out about what to do for Halloween. What are you going to wear? Where are you going to go? Is it going to be a scene? Hopefully this list will help you out. It’s stuff more my speed, and hopefully yours. Great drinking and not too scene-y. Happy Halloween!…

New York Times’ Eric Asimov on How To Love Wine on a Budget

Eric Asimov's wine picks at Domaine LA by Caroline on Crack

I’m not big on wine. Frankly, it usually knocks me out, especially red. But also because I could never really connect with it like foodies and oenophiles do. Tasting notes bewilder me. I mean, what if I DON’T taste the wood, blackberry, leather or whatever they say I should? So when I first heard about…

LA Weekend Events November 9 to 11: Wine Riot, Ludo & Asimov, Designer Sample Sales

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook This edition’s LA weekend events roundup is for all you budget fashionistas and winos out there. Friday, November 9 Splendid/Ella Moss Bi-Annual Sample Sale Shop for cute frocks and everyday staples from LA-based brands Splendid…

LA Weekend Events October 18 to October 22: Cheap Comme Ca Cocktails, Fanciest Chess Match

Hollis Bulleit sporting her fab headdress by Caroline on Crack

Is it still summer or is it now fall? With this crazy weather, who can tell? In any case, this weekend is going to be jampacked with lots of yum times for indoors and outdoors. Too bad I’ll be out of town for Portland Cocktail Week! Well, have fun holding down the fort with these…

This Weekend: Cinespia Returns, Vegan Beer Fest, Cake Monkey Wine Tasting & Your Momma

My momma in Paris sometime in the '70s.

What’s going on this weekend, including stuff you can do with your momma. Saturday, May 12 LA Vegan Beer Festival 2012 You don’t have to be a vegan to appreciate the delicious fare and brew at this annual beer fest. In fact you’ll find new favorites from breweries like Stone, Golden Road, North Coast and…

This Weekend: Bacon Brunch, Bay Cities Wine Tasting, Food Truck Flea Market Music Fest

Look out weekend cuz here I come… Thursday, August 18 Napa Valley Grille’s Taste Foursquare Happy Hour Get a delicious (and wallet-friendly) sneaky peek of Executive Chef Joseph Gillard’s Heritage Pork Belly he created for September 4th’s “Fashion Bites Brunch” during the Westwood restaurant’s happy hour (Monday-Saturday 3-7pm and 9pm-12am, Sunday 3-11pm). This is part…

This Weekend: BEER!, Tequila Shots With The Imbiber, Spooky Fright Night Screening

It’s almost the end of summer. No need to worry about your bikini bod anymore. Good thing, too, considering all the drinking going on this weekend! Friday, August 12 Mac & Cheese and Beer Pairing at Four Points LAX Mm, the best way to get those carbs! For $30 you get three types of mac…

This Weekend: New Hollywood Gastropub, Bastille Day Parties, Fun Run/Food Fest

You’re not going to let a little Carmaggedon interfere with your weekend plans, are ya? Especially when there’s a bunch of food festivals like LA Food Fest (which I’m giving away tickets to) going on! Plus all this other fun stuff. Thursday, July 14 Paella and Spanish Wine Tasting at 55 Degree If you’re all…