Irish Beef Stew 

Guinness + Stew = St. Patrick’s Day Gold  by MAKINZE GORE  Traditionally, an Irish stew (aka Guinness Stew) is made with lamb, which you can

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Tips for Buying Wine From A Store

By Jeff Flowers  Purchasing wine is always an exciting event, especially when you are new to the scene. Any savvy shopper can recall that feeling

The Thanksgiving Table

By Michele E. Buttelman   Your Thanksgiving table might look slightly different this year. The cost of a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner has increased significantly from

Plan B Wine Cellars is a high-end craft winery specializing is red varietals.

Ventura County Wine Trail

By Michele E. Buttelman  According to the Beverage Trade Network California is the largest wine producing region in the United States with more than 1,200

Three apple hand pies in a row on red checkered napkin

Hand Pies

Delicious, whatever you call them  By Jim Walker  On the “latest craze” radar for about 10 years, still cresting the popularity wave, and perfect for

Just 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Zaca Mesa Winery on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara County, sit in the sweet spot between a cool and warm climate. The winery’s vineyards include Rhône grapes like Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Courtesy Zaca Mesa.

Cheers to California Wine Month

By Michele E. Buttelman   Oenophiles will want to raise a glass to California Wine Month. Every September the wineries of the Golden State celebrate the

Photo courtesy of Aprill Benthamian.

The Number one Summer Diet

Cinch your waistline with this eating plan that incorporates all of your favorite healthy eats—plus wine!  By Aprill Benthamian  Contributing Writer, Not This, But That 

The dragon roll at O Sushi in Santa Clarita.

SoCal California Sushi Tour

By Michele E. Buttelman  California has long been the leader of innovation in entertainment, popular culture and other areas of American life. Sushi is no

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Ventura Harbor Village

Escape the heat and catch the fun  By Jim Walker  When your thoughts turn toward a cool seaside escape, and they will, soon enough, you