Happy New Year from Five Senses Tastings!

After an incredibly beautiful, relaxing, and yummy holiday we're back at work! No rest for the weary as we have two events to prepare for in January and two two-event days in February within the same week, heck, within the same three days! We also finished (ok, there’s still a little bit to go) a pretty major website overhaul at the end of 2016 to make our website easier to navigate and our concepts easier to understand. What do you think?

I’ve had several people tell me they can’t wait to attend another one of our music tastings, and so I’m sorry to tell you that all our January events are private and not open to the public. We’re holding a champagne reception for Coco Haus Productions in mid-January followed by a music tasting in a gorgeous private home in Pacific Palisades on January 28th. This event is almost a year in the making, and I am so excited to see it come to fruition. I was fortunate enough to meet the lovely and welcoming Pastor Grace at the Barnard College Gala last February. This was right as I was finalizing my decision to move to the City of Angels, and she could not have been more gracious and generous with her time and contacts. A twist of fate had me subbing at the church (Pacific Palisades Presbyterian, or PaliPres) where she preaches over the summer. After I learned more about the church and the amazing good deeds it does for communities not just in Los Angeles but also around the world, I offered to donate an event to help support their work. I am honored to have my friend Lisa Eden performing with us for the first time, and we are also delighted to have pianist Laurel Sanders as well

Fear not, however. ALL our February music and wine events are open to the public, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the stunning Europa Village Winery in Temecula for two events on Saturday February 11th (4:00 pm and 6:30 pm – tickets on sale soon here). Our program “The International Languages of Love” will focus on the wines produced at Europa Village whose grapes hail from Italy, France, and Spain. We’re joined by a San Diego team of musicians this time: pianist Daniel Bailey, guitarist Jeff Pekarek, and violinist (and fellow Boston Conservatory alumna), Victoria Bietz.

We're also over the moon to be partnering with LA Wine Tasting for two events on Cupid's own day. We'll be performing an intimate night of music, wine, food, and chocolate at D'Vine Wine Cellar in Downtown LA, bringing you "Love Stories: Told and Untold." Tickets for that will be on sale soon as well, and we'll of course update you as the link goes live.

All in all, a ripping good start to the year. Can't wait to see you at one of our events soon. Taste the music!™