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This week was peppered with interesting events, including a cocktail competition at RN74 with No3 Gin, Barsol Pisco, and Hine Cognac.

* Congrats Leo


The Culinary Clash at www.LuceWineRestaurant.com with Daniel Corey and teams from Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco.

Shopping on Union Square at Burberry www.Burberry.com

Scoping out public spaces on Union Square











Picking up a fab new ride at www.1800NewBenz.com and getting ready for the weekend ahead.








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This weekend I will be driving a PHAT Ride from www.1800NewBenz.com to the Relais & Châteaux www.RelaisChateaux.com  www.GourmetFestCarmel.com in Carmel by the Sea.



Next week I will be on www.kofytv.com all week from 2pm-6pm


Broadcasting live from the Santa CruzMountains in support of Pinot Paradise! www.scmwa.com



Line up for Saturday March 29th includes


David Fink Founder and CEO of Mirabelle Hotel and Restaurant Group including www.Laubergecarmel.com

 Veronique Drouhin, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Beaune France (and Chablis) www.Drouhin.com and Domain Drouhin, DaytonOregon www.DomaineDrouhin.com

Graham Gaspard Owner of Black River Caviar, www.BlackRiverCaviar.com

 Olivier Krug, “House of Krug” www.Krug.com

Joachim Splichal Executive Chef and Founder of the Patina Group www.PatinaGroup.com

Sydney Jones, from the Lufthansa First Class Lounge www.Lufthansa.com 

Barbara Lynch, Proprietor of No.9 Park, B&G Oysters, Drink, Stir, Menton, Sportello and 9 at home www.BarbaraLynch.com

Patrick O’Connell Executive Chef and Proprietor of the Inn at Little Washington www.TheInnatLittleWashington.com

Josh Jensen, Generalissimo of Calera Winery Hollister CA www.CaleraWine.com

Justin Cogley, Executive Chef of L’Auberge Carmel’s Aubergine Restaurant, www.auberginecarmel.com

Rajat Parr Master Sommelier, and Wine Director of the Mina Group www.MichaelMina.net


Larry Stone Master Sommeliers, Estate Director of Huneeus Vintners, on the court of Master Sommeliers www.Quintessa.com



Looking forward


Aer Lingus Launches flights out of SFO this week!  www.AerLingus.com


* Santa CruzMountains www.SCMWA.com Pinot Paradise – ill be broadcasting next weekend, and the events are April 11th-13th!


 * Weeks ahead? Doc Willoughby, Americas Test Kitchen, and more!