Articles written by: Ray Pearson

Ray Pearson

Blog: Whisky With a View: whiskymeister.wordpress.com. I concentrate on domestic travel articles, specializing in food, spirits, and road trip adventures. I host educational single malt Scotch tastings, usually announced on website: www.whiskytastings.com

Fourth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine
California / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Wines & Spirits

Fourth Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine

For an extraordinary three days, thousands of guests were beguiled by the joy of cooking and sampling extraordinary wines at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine. The Inn at Spanish Bay, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, and the Pebble Beach Equestrian Field played host to 70 celebrity chefs, 250 wineries, two Grand Tastings, and nine cooking demonstrations.

A Most Extraordinary Whisky Event
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Nevada / United States / Wines & Spirits

A Most Extraordinary Whisky Event

On March 18 and 19, 2011, Whisky companies from around the world will offer some of their rarest, oldest, most coveted, and newest expressions at the Universal Whisky Experience at Encore at Wynn. The event is the brainchild of Mahesh Patel. Patel is a successful entrepreneur from the Atlanta area, whose passion in life is Whisky, specifically Scotch. For this elite event, he has leveraged his well-respected relationships with a galaxy of Whisky superstars and industry leaders to offer the world’s first luxury whisky enjoyment experience, with the superlative subtitle of the “Nth 2011 Show.”

Teepees, Ghosts, and Lillie Langtree – A Road Trip in Arizona
Arizona / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Teepees, Ghosts, and Lillie Langtree – A Road Trip in Arizona

I love road tripping, and a recent drive from Flagstaff to Bisbee reaffirmed my latent nomadic yearnings. The 450 miles from North Central to Southeast Arizona provided a sensory paradise, and the music from a stack of CDs sent the whole experience over the top. Cruising along with an open sunroof, full tank of gas, and the crystal blue Arizona sky overhead, I headed east.