A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life

Links to Our Friends

Links To Our Friends is a categorized list of people and businesses that we know and recommend.

Charity Wine Auctions

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters — californiawinemasters.org

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Vintage Affaire — vintageaffaire.org

L’Ete du Vin — nashvillewineauction.com

College for Creative Studies/Detroit International Wine Auction — collegeforcreativestudies.edu/events/diwa

Auction Napa Valley — napavintners.com


Roberto Cortez – robertocortez.com
Roberto is an expert in culinary arts. His food is visually stunning and, believe it or not, it tastes even better than it looks. Some of the greatest meals and dishes I have ever experienced have been prepared by Roberto. You owe it to your self to contact Roberto and have him prepare a meal for you.

Food Retailers

Corti Brothers – cortibrothers.com
Darrell Corti is one of the most knowledgeable food and wine persons in the world. He offers great and unique wine and food items from all over the world – many of which he personally sources. His E-mail newsletter is filled with information about great and unusual wines and food. Be sure to sign up for it.

Click here to view a video of Darrell Corti’s  March, 2011 trip to Italy – https://sites.google.com/tvcorti/home/BLOG

Murray’s Sturgeon Shop – murrayssturgeon.com

Hotels and Lodging

The Ahwahnee – The Ahwahnee

L’ Auberge Carmel – laubergecarmel.com

The Canyon Villa – thecanyonvilla.com

Cass House – casshouseinn.com

Related Web Sites

The Daily Mealwww.thedailymeal.com
The Daily Meal is a food and drink megasite including original and curated material about restaurants and chefs, wines and spirits, other beverages, home entertaining, food-conscious traveling, and cooking.  Cooking includes a customized recipe database offering original recipes.  Also, “The Best of the Web” links to recipes from 500+ food sites in every corner of the web.  These are ranked by Daily Meal criteria and by user ratings.  The goal of the Daily Meal is to offer users access to “All Things Food & Drink.”


American Association of Wine Economistswww.wine-economics.org
The American Association of Wine Economists, AAWE, is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to encouraging and communicating economic research and analyses and exchanging ideas in wine economics.  AAWE regularly publishes a journal and stages conferences as a forum to exchange ideas.



The Ahwahnee – The Ahwahnee

L’ Auberge Carmel – Aubergine – laubergecarmel.com

Cass House – casshouseinn.com

The Canyon Villa – thecanyonvilla.com

Melisse – melisse.com

Eight Tables – chinalivesf.com

Spago Beverly Hills – wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3635

Vintners Associations

Monterey County Vintners and Growersmontereywines.org

Napa Valley Vintners Associationnapavintners.com

San Luis Obispo Vintners Associationslowine.com

Santa Barbara County Vintners Associationsbcountywines.com

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Associationscmwa.com

Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisanssantaluciahighlands.com

Sonoma County Wineries Associationsonomawine.com

Wine Auctions

Zachys Wine Auctions – https://auction.zachys.com/auctions/

Hart Davis Hart – https://auction.hdhwine.com/

Wine Retailers and Importers

Atherton Wine Imports – awiwine.com

K & L Wine Merchants – klwines.com

Kermit Lynch – kermitlynch.com
Kermit Lynch has been importing some of the best wines from France and Italy since the 70’s. I have been buying wine from him for the entire time. His selections include a diverse variety of inexpensive and unique high quality wines as well as some of the greatest wines in the world. Be sure to sign up for his newsletter. It is a must read.

New York Wine Warehouse – nywines.com

North Berkeley Imports – http://www.northberkeleyimports.com/wordpress/

The Wine House San Francisco – wineaccess.com

Woodland Hills Wine Company – https://www.whwc.com/

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