The Palace of Fine Arts
"The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was designed by Bernard Maybeck, who took his inspiration from Roman and Greek architecture. The sculptured frieze and allegorical figures representing Contemplation, Wonderment and Meditation were created by Ulric Ellerhusen. It was one of only two buildings from the exposition not to be demolished (the other being the Japanese Tea…
Food and Wine Pairing | 20 Wine, Cheese and Olive Pairings
20 elegant pairings for your party guests. Our favorite combinations of wine, fruit, nuts, cheeses and our beloved Olives & Antipasti.
Whether it’s rich red or a dry, chilled white, wine is one of life’s great pleasures. Each is a mystery, and until it’s uncorked you never know exactly what’s inside. Check out this article.
Finally! An Understandable Guide to Common Wine Terms
Hearing words like "tannins" and "oxidation" may make you feel like you're back in chemistry class, but they're oh so important to the wines we enjoy on the regular. Don't let them intimidate you, though — getting familiar with wine's most common terms can be as easy as pouring a glass of red at the end of a long day. Brush up on these words, and you'll be moving past "sweet" and "dry" in no time so that when you go wine tasting again, you'll be the pro with all the insider knowledge.
Entertaining Guide: Wine and Cheese Pairings
When hosting a dinner with friends or a holiday party you want to be sure you are choosing the right Wine and Cheese Pairings. Here's my entertaining guide.
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
the main dining room of the Palace Hotel on Market Street in San Francisco; this period gem was designed by architect John P. Gaynor and completed in 1875; the leaded glass ceiling and ornate crystal chandeliers speak of an era of Victorian opulence in post-gold rush days
Photos of Wine That Will Make You Thirsty
Finding creative ways to photograph everyday objects is not always an easy task. Yet, much like our collection of photos of coffee, this group of images had our mouths watering. They also show what is possible with a little creativity and skill when mixed with a fairly regular subject to shoot. So enjoy, and have a glass on us! Photo by Wes Peck Photo by jenny downing Photo by jenny downing Photo by Jairo Photo by Christian Photo by Dennis Jarvis Photo by Mr.TinDC Photo by Paul Aloe Photo by…