GEV MAGAZINE’S FASHION & TECH ISSUE 21.0

By Kaye Cloutman There are approximately 7.2 billion people in the planet, and we’re all related or interconnected one way or another, even without the internet. At times I can’t help but wonder how life would be for everyone without it, but then perhaps the internet is merely an amplifier of all the existing connections we have as humans. This topic seems to be the one thing pounding hardest in my head at the moment. It’s impossible to expect I’d ever meet more than a tiny fraction of the world’s population but one can always dream. In this issue we are privileged to celebrate Orkut Buyukkokten who has in essence made it possible for many...

GEV Magazine Unveils its Star-studded Fashion + Te...

By Tamara Gorman Images by Ando Caulfield for Drew Altizer Photography Take one dashing Turkish software engineer, add a generous helping of cocktails, a pinch of culinary genius, a sprinkling of Silicon Valley and Bay Area glitterati, and you get everybody’s favorite dish – Orkut Buyukkokten – founder of Hello.com (a fabulous new entrant in the social network landscape) as well as the captivating cover model for GEV Magazine’s most avant-garde issue to date. The best parties happen when one thing leads to another, which was absolutely the case at GEV Magazine’s Tech Issue Launch Party. A forward-looking ethos of 200...

GEV Magazine’s The Wine Issue 20.0 Jul20

GEV Magazine’s...

By Kaye Cloutman About a year and a half ago, I was invited by Jean-Charles Boisset to the unveiling of his newly restored Buena Vista winery in Sonoma. With a number of my peers, I was given an exclusive, first-look around Buena Vista’s Historic Wine Tools Museum. One of the highlights...

GEV Magazine’s Winter Issue 19.0 Feb01

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Welcome to a shiny new year and our first issue of 2016! Fiercely fabulous, actress Necar Zadegan graces our cover and gives us a peek into her life as one of the radiant stars of Bravo’s hit series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Fresh off our commitment to brilliant New Year’s...

GEV Magazine’s Gift Guide Issue 18.0

By Kaye Cloutman What is the true concept of celebrity? At GEV, we are constantly besieged with pitches from PR firms about their celebrity clients. While this is flattering, we also feel we have a huge responsibility to the community regarding who we feature. Fame is great but when the question arises “what has this person done for the community?” more often than not you can hear a pin drop while waiting for the answer. Therefore, it is a true honor that we are not only graced by one but five individuals in the Bay Area who I consider Santa’s true helpers all year round. These people, despite their media stature, are truly grounded...

GEV Magazine’s Summer Issue 17.0

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Creator of Ahmad Couture, Sha Ali Ahmad is blazing his way on the red carpet. With GEV’s current Issue 17 celebrating all things INDIA, Sha’s intricate and beautiful designs grace the issue’s cover and shares with us his story growing up in a small town that lead him to New Delhi, a city highly connected to fashion and one of the top fashion cities in the world. Aside from being a fashion designer what is something you intend or plan to do in your career life? I want to build a Fashion House to provide a healthy working environment for the less fortunate in my county. I want to provide a place where they can...

Foodie Vacation Dest...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photographs courtesy of Grand Velas, Vallarta Foodie Tours, and Casa Velas When it comes to foodie travel destinations, Mexico has never been hotter. From humble street food to haute cuisine, stellar choices await visitors to sunny Puerto Vallarta. Beyond margaritas...

BottleRock Napa Vall...

By Tamara Gorman   (Photography: Rey Del Fierro) Situated in the heart of America’s wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Masaharu Morimoto will headline the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, leading a...

Congratulations to t...

From all of us at GEV, congratulations to this year’s Culinary Clash student chef winners: Lead Chef Annika van Leynseele and Sous Chef Diana Phipps (cooking for Luce) and Lead Chef Anna Ruiz and Sous Chef Sarim Yaun (cooking for Nob Hill Club). Twelve student finalists were selected to...

DailyFreshFish.com O...

Pucci Foods, one of California’s oldest seafood wholesalers launched an online store for consumers in 2016. Offering the same fresh seafood they provide to their restaurant and retail customers, the dock-to-door delivery offers the convenience of online shopping with the quality assurance...

Okane Offers Japanes...

Photographs by Michael Ogata GEV had the opportunity to experience the new weekend brunch at Okane, a Japanese gastropub in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood (sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Omakase). The results were eye catching, palate pleasing and budget friendly. For either...

No Kid Hungry Bay Ar...

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists, all of whom come together to donate their time, talent and passion to help end childhood...

SF’s Culinary ...

On March 4th, Culinary Clash returned to Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco and debuted at the Nob Hill Club at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. A cooking school competition and scholarship event, the Culinary Clash invites students from the Bay Area’s International Culinary Center...

ZinEx 2017 Grand Tas...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin  Photos by ZAP ZinEX, Used with permission. All rights reserved.   Celebrating all things Zinfandel, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) celebrated ZinEX 2017, in three stunning San Francisco locations: One Market, Bently Reserve and Pier 27 on February...

Cider Summit SF Comi...

Cider Summit SF will return to the Presidio on April 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for the fourth annual Bay Area event. The region’s largest cider tasting festival will take place at the beautiful Civil War Parade Ground, adjacent to the Main Post. Cider Summit SF is an opportunity for...

Food Truck Fans Rejo...

Photos by Gamma Nine Food truck aficianados, the drought is over! Off the Grid Markets kicks off its seventh season at Fort Mason Center on Friday, March 3rd. Debuting a brand new layout for 2017, the rotating lineup will feature 13 food trucks and 15 open-air kitchen vendors, including local...

Santana Row’s ...

Ready for some unruly tapas in San Jose? Hotel Valencia at Santana Row presents its newest culinary offering: Oveja Negra, globally influenced shared plates from the creative mind of Executive Chef Ocean Orssten. If last night’s preview is any indication, it’s going to be a...

JINYA Ramen Bar open...

JINYA Ramen Bar debuted its first Northern California location in San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge Center. Created by Japanese restaurateur Tomonori Takahashi, the brand offers its authentic Japanese ramen bowls and shareable tapas for lunch and dinner daily. The new San Jose location boasts a...

Easy 1-2-3 Valentine...

Easy Champagne Cocktail Courtesy of The Bitter Housewife Aromatic Bitters   INGREDIENTS: 1 sugar cube 6 dashes The Bitter Housewife Aromatic Bitters 4 oz sparkling wine Drop sugar cube in a champagne glass, douse it in bitters, then fill glass with sparkling wine. Pour slowly as you will...

Ticket Chocolate sti...

by Annabelle Marceno Pericin Valentine’s Day and love go hand in hand with chocolate. It’s the Valentine trifecta! If chocolate is synonymous with love, then your cup will overflow courtesy of Ticket Chocolate. What makes these cups of love unique is that they begin with chocolate...

Gloria Ferrer Winery...

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Co-Founder Gloria Ferrer has created a signature, collectible sparkling wine glass called Gloria’s Flute now available for purchase at the winery or online at gloriaferrer.com. Gloria’s Flute is a blend of antique and modern. It offers a long, delicate...

True Food Kitchen...

True Food Kitchen has created a delicious cocktail menu made with ingredients that support an anti-inflammatory diet. The exclusive cocktail menu will be offered from February 10-14, 2017 at the Walnut Creek and Palo Alto, California locations. Highlights include: Hot In The Dark made with...

Valentine’s Da...

DOSA DOSA has put together two special 4-course menus for Valentine’s Day – choose from either the “Truffle” or “Spice”  Menu. The Truffle menu will feature dishes such as a Black Truffle Dosa, Farmers’ Market Mushroom Korma and for dessert, Pistachio Financier with rose petal...

Celebrating all thin...

Tickets are now on sale for Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) 2017, a three-day event devoted entirely to Zinfandel, February 23-25, 2017. Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) will celebrate Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX) 2017 in three stunning San Francisco locations: One Market, Bently...

Our Tops Picks from ...

The results are in! Our Winter Fancy Food Show team powered through three days of tastings (over 80,000 products from 1,400 vendors) to help you choose from the exciting products (both new and old) coming to a retailer near you. Most products are available online as well (see URL links...

Intelligentsia Coffe...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Intelligentsia Coffee celebrated the grand opening of its San Francisco Roasting Works and Training Lab with afternoon and evening launch parties on Thursday, February 19, 2017. The special daytime event featured an intimate coffee tasting and in-depth discussion...

Tonga Room Hosts Ant...

Images by Drew Altizer Photography Chef, best-selling author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain teamed up with Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco at the War Memorial Opera House yesterday November 16, 2016 during his 2016 North American Live Tour, “The Hunger.” The Tonga Room,...

TORUK – The First Fl...

The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK –  The First Flight, will be presented at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento from November 30 – December 4 as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. The show is presented by Visa...

True Food Kitchen Op...

By Kathryn Holland Besser Photos by Lori Eanes. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The Bay Area has hit the jackpot with not one, but two, True Food Kitchen openings in the past few weeks. Walnut Creek and Palo Alto are the lucky cities to land the more-casual-than-dressy spots for...

Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause

Wonderful Witchy Women With a Cause presents its 11th annual fundraising luncheon “Brewing Happiness.” For the past ten years, over 50 local volunteers under the umbrella non-profit organization, Bella Vista League, has put on a unique luncheon with a silent auction in order to raise money to assist local women, children, and families in need. The organization has raised over $1.5 million dollars for local charities since its inception in 2005. Wonderful Witchy Women With a Cause will take place Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel, 170 S Market, San Jose. For tickets and more information, the public may visit...

A Toast to El Paseo&...

By Mitzi Manzano Since its opening in 1947, El Paseo has been a destination for people visiting the charming town of Mill Valley in Marin County, located north of the Golden Gate Bridge. With this sentimental history in mind, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar took over & renovated...

Michael Mina’s Bourb...

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub is excited to host a special beer dinner as part of the Hops & Harvest beer series with local brewery, Strike Brewing Co. Bourbon Pub’s Executive Chef Steven Gotham has created a special six-course menu with pairings from Strike Brewing Co. The specially-crafted...

Go Red for Women ...

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist and Director of Women and Heart Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, was a guest at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Circle of Red 2016 Summer Party held at the stunning hillside home of Ruth Calderon-Pearson on August 19th. Circle...

Inside the Heart and Soul of Outside Lands Music a...

By Tamara Gorman During the Summer of Love in 1967, John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas wrote, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” Personifying the beauty of all that is good, Flower Power was alive and strong at the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival. For three days the hollowed and beautiful Golden Gate Park is transformed into a sensory odyssey of exciting music, dreamy mood lighting, provocative art, food and fashion all celebrating brotherly love while showcasing the wonderful bay area culture. It is no surprise that each summer Outside Lands is one of the most sought after...

Olla Cocina Restaura...

Recently, GEV stopped by Olla Cocina, a fun and casual addition to downtown San Jose’s exciting dining scene at San Pedro Square. Inspired by regional dishes from across Mexico and California’s fresh ingredients, Olla Cocina puts a contemporary spin on traditional dishes from Mexico....

Press Club San Franc...

Press Club’s Sommelier, Mauro Cirilli teaches guests how to describe, taste, analyze and pair wine just like the experts during an info-packed event. Cirilli will lead guests of a journey through the various regions of the wine world while identifying the grapes behind them, understanding the...

Celebrate Bastille D...

RN74 San Francisco’s upcoming Bastille Day celebration will be happening on Thursday, July 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. RN74’s atrium and dining room will don red, white and blue balloons and French flags, and guests will get into the French state of mind with a curated playlist of French music,...

Robert Mondavi Winer...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery, a milestone that will culminate with a celebration at the winery in Oakville on July 16. The event begins at noon and will include live music, in-depth wine seminars and tastings, cooking demonstrations with top local...

Luce Debuts Sunday S...

In celebration of summer, Chef Daniel Corey of Luce debuts a new way to enjoy the Michelin star restaurant with a three-course Sunday Supper starting on July 3. The menu changes weekly and features Corey’s favorite summer ingredients. A sample menu includes: Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Lemon...

Volta Launches Weeke...

Volta, located in the bustling SOMA Downtown neighborhood, kicks-off summer with the launch of weekend brunch and brand new menus, including a new two-course prix fixe lunch and a new happy hour and a bar snack menu. The modern brasserie continues to offer a menu focused on French tradition...

Café Claude, Gitane ...

Café Claude, Gitane, and Gaspar Brasserie will celebrate Bastille Day beginning Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16 with festivities ranging from prix-fixe menus, specialty cocktails, live jazz and more. “La Fête de la Bastille is a French tradition, and one we honor at our restaurants...

James Beard Foundation’s Fourth Annual Taste America® Announces Local Star Chefs in San Francisco this November Jul01

James Beard Foundati...

~ Tickets on Sale Now for National Ten-City Tour Celebrating America’s Culinary Diversity ~  Photos courtesy of Gamma Nine Photography // @gammanine Tickets are now on sale for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour, which will visit ten American cities this fall....

Poggio Trattoria Kicks-off Summer Seafood Celebration Dinner Event Jun24

Poggio Trattoria Kic...

  By Mitzi Manzano Fresh and sustainable seafood is what Poggio’s Festa Frutti di Mare is all about. More than just a Summer Seafood Celebration, it was a nod to the true rock stars of the evening, the local suppliers &  fishermen who use longline fishing methods and of course,...

Michelin Star Chef B...

  No need to travel to Italy for acclaimed, authentic Italian cuisine.  Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti brings his restaurant, Il Cantinone, to the cellars of V. Sattui Winery for two very special “pop-up” dinners on Friday, June 24th and Friday, October 14th.  On both nights, dinner...

First Look at In Situ, New Restaurant at SF MOMA w...

Photo credit: Eric Wolfinger As a restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), In Situ curates a revolving collection of culinary influencers, innovators and icons to make their contributions accessible for greater public engagement. This collaborative project reimagines the traditional model of a restaurant to offer a unique cultural experience within the museum. In Situ features rotating á la carte menus for which each dish comes from a different chef or restaurant around the world. Corey Lee, chef-owner of Benu, has worked closely with these chefs to faithfully represent each dish in both technique and spirit. While...

Lavazza Celebrates T...

Last night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, Lavazza coffee was proud to support The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2016 and especially thrilled to cheer on its longstanding culinary partner, Massimo Bottura, who took home the number one spot on the list and set the record for the...

Must-Try Cocktails f...

Today marks the beginning of a week-long celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails with proceeds raised from Negroni sales going to charity.  In honor of Negroni Week (June 6- 12), we’d like to share what some of San Francisco’s restaurants and bars are doing to celebrate...

e-Auction Napa Valle...

On May 26th 2016, Rachel McCord, media personality and co-founder of The McCord List, co-hosted a Napa Valley wine tasting event at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills supporting vintners such as Charles Krug, Taken, Round Pond, Coquerel and Jamieson Ranch. Recently named to best dressed lists...

Five Marys Farms Pas...

Join Restaurant 1833 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 for an intimate Pasture-to-Plate “Whole Beast” dining experience featuring Five Marys Farms pasture-raised meats and accompaniments. This is a unique dining opportunity where guests can meet the farmers, Brian and Mary Heffernan, and...

Palette of the Palate | Napa Artist Paints the Taste of Wine May23

Palette of the Palat...

  Napa Artist Penelope Moore pushes the boundaries of sensory experience by fusing art with nuances of wine. She translates the taste of wine into dynamic and expressive large-scale abstract oil paintings. Her new series “Palette of the Palate” is a visual interpretation of the palate,...

Advanced Style: Olde...

Ari Seth Cohen returns with Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, a celebration of senior style around the globe. Inspired by his grandmother’s unique sense of style and her indomitable spirit, Cohen set forth to capture the creativity and wisdom of seniors to show a positive and inspiring image...

Glen Ellen Star Offe...

Glen Ellen Star announces Neighborhood Nights every Wednesday, featuring a special two-course menu for only $30, as well as complimentary corkage. In addition to the regular menu, Wednesday night diners may select the Neighborhood Night menu, which features rotating dishes highlighting Chef...

Imaginarium : The An...

Festival Napa Valley is pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated entertainer Wayne Brady will star as host and emcee of Imaginarium: The Annual Festival Gala. Fresh from his leading role in the Broadway sensation Kinky Boots, and famed for TV’s improvisational...

Poptails and More at...

You’re never too old for a fruity popsicle… pair it with grown-up bubbly and it’s time to celebrate the advent of warm weather! To welcome the new season, Hotel Valencia Santana Row is throwing a luxurious Summer Kickoff Party. On Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm, party...

Robert Mondavi Winer...

Robert Mondavi Winery has confirmed  that indie rock group American Authors, Grammy Award-winning group Blues Traveler, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and American rock band O.A.R. will hit the stage this summer for its popular 2016 Summer Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now for the...

Inman Family Wines t...

Winemaker Kathleen Inman continues to blaze trails in the wine industry, this time with a new cinematic website for her Russian River Valley based winery, Inman Family Wines. The new site was designed by Blue Circle Branding, led by Emmy-award winning Robert Lundahl and partner David Howard....

Lazy Bear to Host Wi...

Chef David Barzelay, recently named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs, will host Winemaker Steve Clifton at Lazy Bear on May 24 for a special evening of wine pairing dinners. Clifton founded Palmina Wines in 1995, which produces nuanced, low-alcohol wines crafted from Italian...

San Jose Jazz Summer...

Silicon Valley’s premier annual music event, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2016 returns for its 27th festival season from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 in and around Plaza de César Chavez Park in downtown San Jose, Calif. A showcase for jazz, blues, funk, R&B, salsa and...

Michael Mina’s Bourb...

Photos courtesy of Bourbon Pub Bourbon Pub, Michael Mina’s casual and approachable restaurant located at Levi’s® Stadium offering whimsical plays on pub-style dishes complemented by light, healthier options, will celebrate National Burger Month with weekly specials created by the talented...

Miminashi Opens Today in Downtown Napa May07

Miminashi Opens Toda...

Photography by Robert McClenahan Miminashi, Napa Valley’s first and only “Izakaya-style” (Japanese pub) restaurant will open today at 821 Coombs St., between 2nd and 3rd Streets in downtown Napa. Created by chef/owner and 4th generation Napan Curtis Di Fede, Miminashi will offer dishes such...

The Oxford Gastropub Opens Today in Silicon Valley May07

The Oxford Gastropub...

On historic Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale, London is calling. The exciting new gastropub, The Oxford, has opened downtown, serving sophisticated food and drink inspired by the eclectic, energetic verve of the streets of London. GRAND OPENING – ‘’GARDEN IN A GLASS” The grand opening...

flour + water’...

Images courtesy of flour + water Starting Monday, May 9 and running until May 14, 2016, San Francisco’s award-winning restaurant flour + water is celebrating its 7th year with a “favorites of flour + water“ pasta tasting menu priced at $70 per guest and a special off-menu late night...

Rodney Strong Vineyards Master Blender Sweepstakes May05

Rodney Strong Vineya...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Known for crafting world-class wines that represent Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill and Sonoma Coast, Rodney Strong is offering a unique wine country experience to three grand prize winners the ultimate...

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center To Hold  A Taste of TEL HI 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton May04

Telegraph Hill Neigh...

Community nonprofit Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) will host their much anticipated annual fundraiser, A Taste of TEL HI, at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A Taste of TEL HI is the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser, with all proceeds...

BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2016 Culinary Lineup Creating an Inspired Food, Wine and Brew Festival to Complement the Musical Lineup May02

BottleRock Napa Vall...

Images by Rey Del Fierro Situated in the heart of America’s wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has once again tapped into the region’s renowned culinary scene, creating an inspired food, wine and brew festival to complement the BottleRock musical...

When It Comes to Bru...

The Bay Area offers many options for celebrating Mother’s Day in memorable, GEV-fashion. Treat Mom to a delicious and stylish meal at some Bay Area notables: SAN FRANCISCO Roka Akor Photo courtesy of Roka Akor Toast the incredible woman in your life this Mother’s Day at an extravagant...

Jackie Greene to hea...

The Blue Rose Foundation presents an evening with Jackie Greene, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers plus special guests Nicole Atkins, Jason Crosby and Elliott Peck TICKETS ON SALE NOW! On Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA the Blue Rose Foundation presents an...

Wine Road Of Norther...

In honor of its 40th anniversary taking place this year, Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County will throw “A Ruby Affair” gala event on May 14, 2016 to celebrate this exciting milestone. The evening will take place at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, and will include a farm-to-table dinner by...

La Toque Honors Judg...

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, or the Judgment of Paris, La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa is offering a special flight of current vintages of the most honored wines at the blind tasting. The Judgment of Paris was a wine competition on May 24, 1976 in...

Sip and Mingle with Over 150 Leading Ciders at Cid...

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are thrilled to announce that early bird tickets to attend Cider Summit SF will go on sale today. The third annual Bay Area event will be held April 23, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presidio, adjacent to the Main Post.  Cider Summit SF celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers.  Cider Summit SF is presented by Whole Foods Market, along with supporting sponsors including, Upcider Gastropub, KRAVE Jerky, Oregon Fruit Products Co., Wag Hotels, KIND Snacks, BART, and Morris Distributing. As in years past, Cider Summit SF...

Kerrin Laz Wine Tast...

Photo credit: Robb Mccdonough On Friday April 22nd, expert wine merchant and trusted consultant Kerrin Laz will bring together 20 of the best vintners and winemakers from some of the most famed and iconic appellations in Napa Valley — including Oakville, St. Helena, Rutherford, Stag’s...

From First to (Legen...

by Kathryn Holland Besser Photographs courtesy of Flavor! Napa Valley Celebrating its fifth year, Flavor! Napa Valley is now held in March to allow attendees a slightly more relaxed pace in sampling Napa’s finest farm-to-table cuisine and world class wines. While five days is ample time...

Fashion Week El Pase...

Fashion Week El Paseo announce plans for the 11th annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2016, taking place April 2-9, 2016 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA. This premier fashion event — the largest of its kind on the West Coast – features a star-studded line- up of top designers from...

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY...

Festival Napa Valley (formerly Festival del Sole), one of America’s premiere summer destination events, presents its Eleventh Season, July 15-24, 2016. The ten-day fete features exclusive engagements by preeminent classical, opera, jazz and dance artists paired with intimate food and wine...

Celebrity Cruises Brings Tastes of Acclaimed Docum...

Modern luxury cruise brand Celebrity Cruises will be sponsoring the upcoming 19th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival, held March 30-April 3, 2016, to bring its new onboard multisensory experience, “A Taste of Film,” on land. This is the third year that Celebrity Cruises has sponsored the Sonoma International Film Festival. Filmgoers who attend the Sunday screening of Celebrity-sponsored film “Cooking Up A Tribute” will enjoy a glass of JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset’s French sparkling No. 69 Crémant de Bourgogne with food tastings, carefully curated to bring the tantalizing aromas and flavors featured onscreen to life. A US production...

Celebrating the King...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Photography by Rey Del Fierro With over 100 local Cabs being poured at CabFest Napa Valley 2016, this three-day event (March 4 – March 6) was a celebration of Napa Valley’s reigning signature grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. The weather forecast of rain and wind...

Grand Tasting the Zi...

By Annabelle Marceno Pericin Photography by Brian Wong & Mary Huynh Affectionately known as ZinEx, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) celebrates its 25th year and Silver Anniversary, bringing the Zinfandel Experience 2016 to wine aficionados and red wine lovers to celebrate all...

2016 International Chardonnay Symposium Pays Homag...

The International Chardonnay Symposium, the world’s foremost gathering of top global Chardonnay winemakers, sommeliers, journalists, wine industry leaders, foodies and oenophiles will feature a star-studded panel and guided tasting tour of the most storied and seminal Chardonnay regions in France at this year’s celebration May 12-14. “France has long been the standard-bearer of Chardonnay, and this spotlight and panel discussion comes at an exciting time since France’s classic, lean-and-bright style is clearly influencing winemakers the world over, especially here in California,” says Brian Talley, a Symposium advisory board member and...

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