Linda Stewart
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Member - International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
North American Travel Journalists Association
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Tasting Italian Wines from Italy and New Mexico

Our Southern California Wine Review Council recently enjoyed wines made with Italian grapes from both Italy and New Mexico.  Reviewers were assigned wines and then tasked with creating food pairings to share with the group (we often find food pairings selected for one wine are paired as well or better with another wine). As wine…


Posted on May 8, 2020 at 11:50pm

A Southern California Wine Council Gathers for an End-of-Summer Review

The lovely tropical garden of two of our members’ home in San Diego was the recent setting of Wine Council’s end of summer review of wines.  We tasted a Pinot gris and a rosé from Cameron Hughes and a Pinot gris and a rosé from Mount Beautiful, plus three Pinot noirs from Talawind Ranch. Each member was assigned a wine to research and was asked to bring an appetizer or dish that would pair well with his or her assigned…


Posted on September 20, 2019 at 9:30pm

A Tale of Two Reds from the USA's West Coast

Southern California's Temecula Wine Review Council, of which I am a member, recently gathered for a food pairing and wine tasting of two red wines, Zinfandel and Gamay Noir, from two wine regions, Lodi in northern California and Willamette Valley in Oregon. 


2015 Earthquake Zinfandel, Michael David Winery, Lodi AVA - $25…


Posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

A Terrific Tasting of Wines from Missouri

I am a member of the Temecula (California) Wine Review Council, and at a recent council tasting of Missouri wines, I was surprised to learn that the first officially recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) was Augusta, Missouri, dating back to 1980.  Located just…


Posted on June 18, 2019 at 1:11pm

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At 10:20am on May 9, 2012, Tripatini said…

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At 9:25am on May 9, 2012, Susan Montgomery said…

Hi Linda.

I'm glad you joined.  Let me know when you've read the Wine Council article.



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