Linda Milks

Member Since:
Dec 2014

Linda Milks, a former English teacher, is a food, wine and travel writer living in Southern California. Linda has been involved in the culinary arts throughout the years. She publishes on a variety of sites including FoodWineTravelChix.com and Life-Uncorked.com and has a passion for sharing her experiences with her readers. She counts her food and wine experiences in Spain and the Tuscan region of Italy as a first-hand lesson in all that these areas have to offer, and she has proof of her enthusiasm by the wines she acquired during her travels. Another memorable food and wine experience was a trip to Tulum, Mexico, where she had the experience of dining at a private wine cellar while sampling some of Mexico's finest wines. Linda is an active member in the Wine Review Council which meets regularly to taste and pair wines from all over the world. 

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Published Articles (40)

Puerto Vallarta—Raicilla, Beaches, Tropical Gardens, and Catamarans


As I unpacked at my hotel ,my eyes wandered towards the lush landscape and rolling waves with thoughts of adventures to come.

California’s Santa Maria Valley is BBQ and Wine


We were off to explore the Santa Maria Valley. It was Sunday afternoon, a time when wineries often have music for their guests.

Far Western Tavern, Home of Graciousness and Tri-Tip Santa Maria BBQ


What is Tri-Tip? The Far Western Tavern has mastered the art of the Santa Maria BBQ with the Tri-Tip.

KOSHER WINES NOT TO BE PASSED OVER ON PASSOVER


San Diego was the setting for a tasting of a group of Kosher wines imported from Galilee and Jerusalem along with paired food.

The Pairing of Friends with Gifts of Wine and Food


What wine does a wine connoisseur buy for a friend as a special gift and what food pairs with that wine?

Tasting Washington States Wines at California’s Rancho Valencia Resort


Rancho Valencia Resort, a beautiful resort in Rancho Santa Fe, and information about Washington State wines, a region of varied appellations.

Washington State Wines – A Journey Along the Columbia River


Hosted by the wonderful wines of Washington State, the second largest wine producing region in the U.S., as well as the beautiful Coasterra Restaurant.

Puerto Vallarta: Old and New Adventures (Part Two)


No trip to Puerto Vallarta would be complete without experiencing its amazing cuisine. Puerto Vallarta is truly a food lover’s paradise.

Wine and the Good Life


We could say “la buena vida” or “to the good life,” as our Occasional Wine Council the year tasting wines from destinations around the world.

Puerto Vallarta: Old and New Adventures (Part One)


Travel sites not to be missed while enjoying beautiful Puerto Vallarta, including El Malecon, Rancho El Verano, and Jardin Botanico de Vallarta

TWO MAGICAL DAYS AT PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO


February 10 and 11, 2017, marks two glorious days for lovers of delectable chocolates, eye- and palate- pleasing gourmet dishes, and wines at Pechanga Resort

The Lady by the Sea: San Diego’s Hotel Coronado


The Lady by the Sea, Haunted Rooms, and Contemporary Amenities, and one of the best SoCal Pizzeria all describe Hotel Del Coronado.

Blueprint for planning an exceptional conference


Reflections of how the 2016 International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association’s 2016 annual conference planning . What will a person gain by attending a conference?

SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK—TRY THE MARINE ROOM


The Marine Room Is One Of San Diego’s Most Renown Restaurants– fresh seafood, spectacular view, amazing wines.

The Future Is Bright at Europa Village


Under the fabric canopies on the Europa Village Winery patio, we heard what was in store for Europa Village and saw progress on their plans

Fall Cocktails at Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery


Cooler temperatures bring about thoughts of cocktails made with more spice and seasonal fruit such as the deep red color of pomegranate.

Life at Historic Holman Guest Ranch in Carmel Valley, California


A long, curving driveway through the middle of ranch country led us to the natural beauty at Holman Ranch.

GIRLS’ GETAWAY ESCAPE TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA


Nice accommodations, great food, a spa visit, chocolate, maybe some pastries, a couple of cocktails, and good wine make a Girls’ Getaway Trip.

Annatas Bar/Bistro The Perfect Place To Chill


A new phenomenon in Temecula wine country are wineries offering, in addition to wine, a variety of beers and cocktails made with spirits.

Claremont CA, City of Trees and Ph.Ds, at a Bargain


A unique town with houses varying in architectural style, lots of trees, bike trails, colleges, art and music, unique, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants

Solare Ristorante–Buon Appetito!


Walking into Solare Ristorante in San Diego whisks you away to a plush wine cellar that you might find in some small Southern Italian village.

Bordeaux by River—Ooh La La! A Uniworld Cruise


Grand Cru, Medoc and St Emilion regions, Left and Right banks of Bordeaux–an eight-day UniWorld boutique wine river cruise along the Garonne River

Bordeaux River Cruise–Cest Magnifique


Uniworld River Cruise through the Bordeaux wine region of France along the Garonne River and tastings of some of the world’s most renowned wines.

A Taste of Spain at The Wine Artist


Everything Spanish–Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage information and Spanish Culinary Delights at The Wine Artist from making Paella and Empanadas to a tasty Sangria

Union Market at The District: A Dining and Shopping Mecca


Union Market offers an artisanal marketplace of unique, chef-driven restaurants as well as shops of fashion and lifestyle in an industrial-designed building.

Tis the Season of Fine Wines


‘Tis the season where our thoughts turn to holiday meals and holiday gifting–of what to buy our friends and co-workers from Wine Exchange

VALLE DE GUADALUPE—RENOWNED WINE REGION


What could be better than Mexican food and great red wine? Not much. However, I learned there was much more to enjoy in the Guadalupe Valley of Baja.

SoCal Restaurant Show at Home at Angel Stadium


Angel Stadium is the home of another great, Andy Harris, who runs his own successful radio show called SoCal Restaurant Show on 830 am KLAA radio.

CLAREMONT, CA–CITY OF TREES AND MUCH MORE


Claremont’s Restaurant Week brought IFWTWA to this beautiful city of large, established trees and the small village atmosphere welcome visitors.

SUMMERTIME LIVING IS EASY IN WINE COUNTRY


A warm summer evening as I was sitting outside among the flowers and palms near the pool with special wines served with delectable food pairings

Meet Pechanga’s New Executive Pastry Chef


Pechanga Resort and Casino has a new and quite accomplished pastry chef, Jean Jacques Granet. His delicious works of art are showcased throughout the resort.

Pechanga’s Piece de Resistance Pastry Chef


Pechanga Resort and Casino has added a sparkling gem when on March 2015, Jean Jacques Granet joined the team as Executive Pastry Chef.

Palate Pleasing San Benito and Mendocino Wines


A comparison and food pairing of eight wines from the San Benito and Mendocino region, both regions rich in minerality from the San Andreas fault.

Melissa’s, A Celebration of Spring


Have you ever wondered where all those new vegetables and fruits come from that you see in your grocery store such as Dragon Frui

Cultivating Good: Food for Body and Soul


Life-Uncorked!published this article. Don Webber at the Cultivating Good center hosted the event. I found this restaurant and food delivery just the kind of place we should all be supporting.

DIAMOND JAMBOREE CENTER, A TRIP TO ASIA


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” | Henry Miller “ Please be a traveler, not a tourist.

FRANCICORTA: ITALY’S CHAMPAGNE


“Come quickly! I’m tasting stars!” Dom Pierre Perignon, when he first tasted his newly created Champagne. …it gives you the impression that every day is Sunday

Martinis 101 in Palm Desert


Where did gin originate and how was it first used? Who made the first martini? What does it mean to “bruise the alcohol”?

Savoring the Flavors of a Wine Country Autumn


Thoughts of the autumn harvest conjure up images of butternut squash, sage, maple flavoring, beets, Applewood smoked pork, and root vegetables. The perfect wine pairings

Cooking and Working Together at The Wine Artist


“Let the battle begin!” These were the words we heard from MJ Hong, owner of the Orange County venue, The Wine Artist