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Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla
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Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla

“Bijou” is French for “jewel,” which is a fitting moniker for this enchanting eatery nestled in the heart of La Jolla, boasting a plum position on Prospect Street. While Bijou French Bistro is relatively new on the scene, celebrating its first anniversary in June 2015, Bijou’s roots extend much deeper […]

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California / Chefs of Distinction / Food / Wine Masters of Distinction / Wines & Spirits

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting a Grand Slam

To commemorate its tenth anniversary, this year’s San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival pulled out all the stops to create a memorable week-long event that that was the largest and tastiest yet. This venerable annual event has come of age, solidifying itself as one of the most highly anticipated […]

Meet Doc Lawrence
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Meet Doc Lawrence

Atlanta native Doc Lawrence has been writing so long that he "Almost remembers when Sherman torched my home town." A former editor and publisher, Doc now concentrates on journalism, writing and broadcasting about celebrity chefs, fine dining, wines, spirits, travel and cultural tourism. His works have earned praise from many editors and publishers, notably Miles Neiman who owns several Deep South magazines that carry Lawrence’s features. He describes Doc as "An accomplished and very popular writer. He is readable, authoritative and multifaceted. Diversity is Doc’s strong suit."

Mike (Miljenko) Grgich
Chronological / Wine Masters of Distinction

Mike (Miljenko) Grgich

One of the biggest events ever to affect the prestige of California wines happened on May 24, 1976. Chateau Montetena chardonnay 1973 made by brilliant winemaker Mike (Miljenko) Grgich won first place in a blind tasting in Paris over nine French wines.

David LeClaire
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David LeClaire

David LeClaire, a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, creates a wide variety of exclusive, unique wine events for either small groups or large events. These intimate functions are held in private homes, restaurants, hotels, yachts, or other venues to fit your specific needs and interests.