Feb 15, 2016



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MARCH 31 – APRIL 3, 2016
A tradition that embodies the sophistication and refinement of the world’s finest culinary talents and restaurants in the world is set to arrive this spring for a once-in-a-lifetime food and wine celebration.
 WHAT: Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the preeminent food and wine festival attracting the most revered and talented chefs from across the globe, returns to Pebble Beach Resorts for the ninth year in a row, March 31 – April 3, 2016. Presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Pebble Beach Food & Wine is set to feature three-nights and four-days of acclaimed culinary and wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive dining experiences available in the world set against the storied backdrop of Pebble Beach, drawing well-traveled glitterati and gourmands.

A gastronomic delight of discovery, in past years the star-studded cast has included celebrated chefs such as Tyler Florence, Tom Colicchio, Cat Cora, Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Guy Fieri, Ming Tsai, Fabio Viviani, Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern, Eric Ripert, Grant Achatz, as well as local favorites including John Cox, Matt Accarrino, Peter Armellino, and William Werner to name a few. A curated itinerary tees off with a chef golf tournament on the legendary Pebble Beach golf course before a weekend of intimate wine receptions, dinners, and al fresco tippling beckons guests for a memorable and unparalleled culinary extravaganza comprised of over 100 chefs, 300 wines, seminars, and well-orchestrated cooking demonstrations.

Guests at the elegant The Inn at Spanish Bay will have unparalleled access to culinary
icons as they find themselves enjoying a tipple fireside with the world’s most acclaimed
chefs, including James Beard and Michelin star honorees, FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs,
and globally revered culinary pioneers. Complemented by the breathtaking vistas of the
California coastline and the grounds of Pebble Beach Resorts, the annual Lexus Grand
Tasting will offer festivalgoers an endless medley of gastronomic delights that spans the
imaginative and inspiring cuisine of its star guest chefs.

With much fanfare, returning this year is ment’or BKB Foundation whose mission is to
preserve and inspire culinary excellence and craftsmanship among a community of young
American professionals through meaningful educational opportunities, internships, and
access to a Culinary Council of established mentors. Carrying on in the tradition of its
founder, the venerable Paul Bocuse, mentor’s commitment to the sustainability of a
higher standard of excellence is held true by its prestigious board of directors including
Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jérôme Bocuse. "We are excited to be back at Pebble Beach Food & Wine and are looking forward to bringing past and present Team USA

together. Building on the success of last year's event, we are thrilled to be partnering with an organization that dedicates itself to similar goals and principles," says Young Yun,

executive director of ment’or. Pebble Beach Food & Wine guests will enjoy intimate cooking demos, and exclusive chef collaboration meals as designed by the mentor team.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is proud to support The Berkley Foundation, the non-profit, philanthropic arm of Coastal Luxury Management which raises funds and distributes grants to local and regional organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, mentor,

Monterey Wine Educational Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, and Voice for Children - CASA of Monterey County (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

WHEN: Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2016

WHERE: Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns to the pristine California coastline and Pebble Beach Resorts.


Gift certificates are now available and may be purchased a la carte or as a weekend
package. Prices range from $100 to $4,750 for a VIP, all-inclusive four-day pass including
Lexus transportation and access to exclusive private parties and events throughout the

PHOTOS: Images of the Pebble Beach Food & Wine (2015), for pre-event coverage, are available to  view/download. 
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Hopefully we will see you all there this year for a crackin good time.

Happy Wine Adventures,


Feb 7, 2016

World's First Instant Wine Chiller...

We were recently asked to do a story on a product or to have a guest blog about said same product. Since the product is not yet available to us to check out, we chose a different route. The Cryos Wine Chiller is about to hit the market and this is their article not ours. We are hoping they get it off the ground and send us one to fully test and then give you our opinion. It seems fairly interesting and may just do what a lot of other products have not.
In the meantime have a read and see if you may have an interest in this wine chiller and if you get one let us know what's up.

The Cryos Wine Chiller is the world’s first and only instant wine chiller.

There’s really only one thing that can destroy the taste of a good glass of wine, and that’s the temperature.  Serving wine at the wrong temperature significantly alters its flavor and aroma.   Using the Cryos Wine Chiller to chill your white or red wine is easy and quick.  For too many years, we’ve let circumstance dictate the temperature of our wine.  For example, if red wine is served too warm, it will taste harsh and alcoholic, and it will completely destroy the wine’s bouquet. It’s a common
misconception that red wine should not be chilled. Some red wines need to be chilled slightly, and the Cryos Wine Chiller can make that a reality.  On the other hand, if white wine is served too cold, say goodbye to its flavor. Regardless of the price, all wine is best enjoyed at its intended serving
temperature.  This is why some winemakers put the drinking temperature directly on the label; these wineries want you to enjoy their wine to its fullest potential.

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We realize that there are quite a few choices when it comes to chilling your
wine. Some products can take anywhere from thirty minutes to several hours
to reach the right serving temperature.  Imagine a friend stopping by with a
nice bottle of Chardonnay.  It’s not chilled, but the two of you would like to
enjoy a glass while you visit. What do you do? The freezer? That will take at
least fifteen minutes. The refrigerator? That will take 35-40 minutes. If you
forget about it, it could actually ruin the wine and burst.  How about ice cubes?
The ice will melt, leaving you with watered down wine.

In less than sixty seconds, your wine will be chilled to the desired
temperature, giving you the perfect taste.  With the Cryos’ brilliant touch screen
you can control all its functions. Choose a glass or bottle, red or white. No
matter what you choose, The Cryos Wine Chiller is always ready. Whether
you’re a party of 1 or 100, the Cryos Wine Chiller can meet any and every demand. The Cryos Wine Chiller can continuously chill more wine than can (or should ever be) consumed. 
Furthermore, its elegant design makes it a perfect fit for every home and under any cabinet. It can handle any wine glass from stemless to the tallest of stems. And if you’re chilling a bottle, the Cryos Wine Chiller can accommodate various types of decanters.
We would love for you to join us in our Kickstarter campaign.  Soon, we could all be enjoying our favorite wine instantly at the right temperature with the perfect taste.

So there you have it. Please let us know if you get one and what you think and maybe a bit down the road we can compare notes. We are hopeful we will get one to test and give you a first person review. The drinking temperature of wine is in our opinion a very under rated issue.

Happy Wine Adventures,