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Melisse Restaraunt – Great Food Accompanied By Great Wine: A Win/Win!

  Laurie and I recently had dinner at Melisse in Los Angeles with some friends who live in Los Angeles and dine there regularly. We all brought special wines to accompany our meal. In my mind there is no question that chef/owner Josiah Citrin is simply an amazing chef whose food is creative, unique, and […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN!

It is hard to believe but it has been almost 30 years since we bought our land here in Montecito, about 25 years since we started building, and nearly 22 years since we moved in, which just happened to correspond with the beginning of the millennium. Adjacent to us across San Ysidro Creek is the […]

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THANKSGIVING 2021

Yes it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here again. But that is always a good thing! Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a time to give thanks for all our blessings and be with family and friends and enjoy great food and wine. My wife Laurie and […]

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BELATED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT CANYON VILLA

My birthday is March 27 and this year I turned 77. I planned a birthday celebration with a few friends at Canyon Villa in Paso Robles, but unfortunately I wound up in the hospital on my birthday which meant that the celebration was postponed until September 30. Canyon Villa is a wonderful inn and restaurant […]

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GREAT WINE WITH GREAT FOOD TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY AT CANYON VILLA

    The Event & The Venue   I was born in 1944 and this last March 27 was my 75th birthday.  I had always planned to have one of my birthday wines on this milestone birthday. My wife Laurie and I invited a few friends and chose The Canyon Villa for the event. The […]

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A VERY SPECIAL WINE AND FOOD DINNER

  HILLSIDE HOUSE DINNER @ BACCHUS SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 At this year’s annual Hillside House Sunset Soirée fundraising dinner (to read about the event click here ) my wife Laurie and I donated two wine and food dinners at our house, which is named Bacchus after the Roman god of wine. The first of those […]

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CELEBRATIONS WITH OLD WINES & GOOD FRIENDS

  We were recently evacuated from our home in Montecito for nearly a month. During this time we stayed in many places including the homes of friends. Once we were back in our home we decided it was celebration time. AN ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The first was the occasion of our long term great friend, […]

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DOMAINE DONATSCH REVISITED

WORLD CLASS PINOT NOIR AND CHARDONNAY AND MORE! INCLUDING COMPLETER & A VISIT TO THE THREE STAR CHEVAL BLANC RESTAURANT IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND Last year after my annual trip to Burgundy, I went back to visit Domaine Donatsch in Malans, Switzerland. My first visit was three years ago.  I tasted a wide range of Donatsch […]

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