When I got an invitation on Linked In to be the guest Sommelier on a digital series, I wondered, “Is this for real?” I immediately looked into it to see if it was an authentic show — and the exciting answer was YES! Tara Johnson is the creator and executive producer of this new series about female empowerment, “Words, Wine and Women.” The show talks to strong, intelligent, modern women as they engage in raw, honest, and often-humorous conversation. Tara explained that the show features a wine-tasting session with its hosts. The guests are a team of five women tasting wine before they get into the other conversational topics. I loved everything about this program — and even offered our restaurant as the backdrop for Season Two.
Before my husband and I fulfilled a dream of opening a restaurant, I rarely traveled north on Hawthorne Boulevard from my home in Redondo Beach — unless I was headed to the spectacular Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes for a night out, party, or wedding. (By the way, if you’ve never been to Terranea, it’s a must!) Every time I go to there I feel like I’ve been transported to the Mediterranean. Palos Verdes is simply stunning with its rolling hills and ocean views. But recently I discovered something completely new that I wasn’t aware of in this community.