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Linda Stewart

Linda Stewart

Member Since: Jul 2014

Linda Stewart, a former English teacher, currently writes about food, wine, cocktails, and travel. Linda has lived in the Pacific Northwest, Washington, D.C., and Southern California and brings these different perspectives to her writing. Cooking and the culinary arts have been her life-long passions, and she has edited and published three cookbooks for non-profits. Linda writes a cocktail column for www.life-uncorked.com titled, “The Cocktail Corner.” This website encompasses food, travel, and the arts. She also writes for Linda Kissam's www.Winechixs.com and www.Tripatini.com. 

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Published Articles (24)

Cranberry Cocktails for the Holidays


It’s often a challenge during the holidays to find a cocktail that is either distinctive or new-fashioned. This season, I have been lucky to find two such cocktails—both use the festive and holiday appropriate cranberry juice. My first cocktail, Santa’s…

Cocktails in Wine Country? Mais Oui!


Settled among the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley is Southern California’s wine country. With beautiful vineyards and amazing vistas, this area features award-winning wines from over 30 wineries. And, along with exceptional wine, Mount Palomar Winery serves cocktails –…

Exploring the Charms of Claremont


Whether you’re planning a couple’s escape or a girls’ getaway, Claremont, California – the “City of Trees” – should be at the top of your list. Located less than an hour east of Los Angeles, and two hours north of…

Cowboy Cocktails Around the Campfire


When I read that 2016 is the National Park Service Centennial Year, I was reminded of all the fun times our family has enjoyed at these marvelous treasured parks and monuments throughout our beautiful country. I am more of a…

Wine Review Council Focuses on Three California Wineries


Led by Creative Director and CEO of the Wine Review Council, Linda Kissam, our group of wine writers recently convened in the Temecula Valley Wine Country to taste and discuss an assortment of wines. These included four Chardonnays, a Rosé,…

Yuma: An Arizona Surprise with Something for Everyone


Whether you motor east or motor west on Interstate 8, you will find the friendly town of Yuma a delightful surprise and a hubbub of activities for all ages. Borderedby California, the Colorado River, and the country of Mexico,…

Creating Craft Cocktails


The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner (with Kaitlyn Goalen) is a must-have, beautifully photographed cocktail guide to add to your libation library. Julie Reiner, an award-winning mixologist, is co-owner of the Flatiron Lounge in…

A Taste of Spain at The Wine Artist


Photography by Linda Stewart – It’s a brand new year—time to reflect on enriching our lives. A group of IFWTWA writers (International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association) were invited to […]…

Festive Cocktails for the Holidays


As the holidays approach, and we gather together around a cozy fireplace with family and friends, our thoughts automatically turn to the comestibles of celebration. And, cocktails, of course, are at the top of the list.…

Frozen Melon Margaritas for Fall


Although melons can be found all year-round in today’s marketplace, I find the sweetest ones arrive in the late summer and early fall. While I was trying to think of […]…

Rediscovering Vermouth


Adam Ford, a lawyer who founded Atsby New York Vermouth, fell passionately in love with vermouth while hiking with his wife, Glynis, over glaciers in the Italian Alps. Their seminal experience occurred while taking a hiking interlude in Courmayeur, a…

Classy, Saucy Mustard from the Sassy Mamas


When two accomplished, smart, and sassy women join forces to launch a new product, the community takes notice. In this case, the community is the Temecula Valley, and the women […]…

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Limoncello Cocktails


Lemons are not only aromatic, decorative, and flavorful, but with their high levels of Vitamin C and their antioxidant properties, they are also beneficial to your health. And, best of […]…

Melissa’s: Providing Produce from Around the Globe


International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) members were treated to an afternoon learning about Melissa’s World Variety Produce, a distributor of fresh, diverse produce from around the world.…

Southern California’s Cultivating Good: Culinary Philosophy of Good, Clean, and Fair Food


At a Temecula, California media event for International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (FWTWA), we had an opportunity to learn about Cultivating Good, which encompasses E.A.T. (Extraordinary Artisan Table) […]…

Downton Abbey Inspired Cocktails


As the Downton Abbey Season 5 premiere approached, our dear friend Linda Bramante suggested we have Downton Abbey viewing parties. We would alternate watching the program at our homes, and the dress code of the evening would be comfy jammies…

Apple Cocktails: A Toast to Fall


Autumn colors of red, gold, and orange splash across the landscape. Jack Frost greets us in the morning. Leaves crunch beneath our feet. Apple season has arrived in all its glory, along with fresh pressed apple cider.…

Esprit de Corps in California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country


Along with showcasing exceptional wines, paired with equally spectacular food, the partnership of Martin Corso (Chef Marty) of The M Group, and Ken Barnes of Temecula Night Out, has fostered […]…

Team-Colored Cocktails for Your Tailgating Pleasure


I am sure many football fans echo my son Ian’s sentiment that September “is the happiest time of the year.” And along with football, comes that fabulous social phenomenon known as tailgating.…

Summer Sippers


“Summertime, and the living is easy” when you serve cool, refreshing cocktails. Inspired by summer’s bounty and the farm-to-table movement (or field-to-drink), the cocktails for this column are light, fruity, and herbaceous, with just a hint of sweetness. The alcohols…

Splendor in the Vines


Europa Village has a beautiful vision, an imaginative conception to combine the elements of an Old World-style winery and inn with a performing and fine arts venue.…

Surviving the Hurricane


My friends and colleagues refer to me as a cocktail maven. I like to experiment with different spirits and liqueurs. When I encounter an exceptional cocktail, I appreciate the challenge of trying to replicate the recipe. I also enjoy creating…

The Occasional Spirit Council Premiers in Temecula


The inaugural meeting of the Occasional Sprit Council (OSC) took place on March 31st at the strikingly beautiful art-filled home of Todd and Susan Montgomery. It was the perfect setting […]…

Pizzeria Mozza


When three highly prestigious members of the culinary world join forces to open a restaurant, expectations run high. Pizzeria Mozza, created by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, did not disappoint.…