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Cocktail Corner: Pairing Wine and Sushi

by lesliedinaberg on May 15, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Wine and sushi were a match made in Happy Canyon heaven—I’m still dreaming about a once-in-a-lifetime amazing meal I shared recently at Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards. The Dierberg family-owned wineries teamed up with Japan’s sushi master Chef Kiminari Togawa of  Sushi Karaku of Ginza Tokyo, winemaker Tyler Thomas and two impressive […]

Cocktail Corner: Barbecue Delights

by lesliedinaberg on June 27, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Time to fire up the coals (or gas up the grills). Barbecue season is here, along with a wealth of winning wine options to pair with your favorite foods. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, but the 2012 Ruthven Napa […]

Cocktail Corner: Rosés are in Bloom

by lesliedinaberg on July 1, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg I took some time to stop and smell the rosés this week when Whole Foods Market wine specialist/buyer Mark Pfeiffer took me on walk through his wine garden of delights. (I know … it’s  a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!) Rosés are in […]