Archive for the Tag 'Culinary Institute of America'

When Carl Doumani Calls ~ A Petite Master Has Answers

How appropriate that I get to write about PS I Love You and Petite Sirah on Valentine’s day. Years ago, when I was loving the architecture of Carl Doumani’s Quixote Winery, in a meeting we had set up for an interview, we had finished chatting and he gifted his time-worn Hundertwasser book to me. I […]


2013 Class of the Vintners Hall of Fame: Cesar Chavez, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Frank Schoonmaker, and Merry Edwards

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has announced that its 2013 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees will be legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez, wine writer Frank Schoonmaker, the founder of The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, and winemaking pioneer Meredith “Merry” Edwards. I love the announcement of this annual award, because it captures the heart of the […]


Los Angeles WineFest ~ Wish I Lived Closer To This One

Putting on a wine event for PS I Love You, I’m in awe of anything bigger and more complicated than Dark & Delicious. I know it takes us a half year to pull off our 50 wineries with 30 foodies. How someone can direct anything like the LA Wine Fest is beyond my comprehension… The […]


All Hail the Grape Goddess ~ Catherine Fallis ~ Wine Writer

I’ve personally marveled at those people who become Master Sommeliers, because they not only have to be able to identify vitis from all over the world, but they’ve also got to know the spirits world really well, too… And cigars… (Sorry, tobacco was my father’s death, so I can’t even go there). Their knowledge is […]


Class of 2010 to be Inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame

One of my favorite places to visit while in Napa is the The Culinary Institute of America. On  March 13, 2010, the CIA (at Greystone) will honor their 2010 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees, during a day-long Celebration of California Wine & Food. This will culminate with the Vintners Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony […]