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 titled, “The Cocktail Corner.” This website encompasses food, travel, and the arts. She also writes for Linda Kissam's and 

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Published Articles (32)

Canada’s Classic Cocktail: Hail Caesar, eh?

My daughter and her family recently moved to British Columbia, Canada, and it’s been fun to visit them and experience the Canuck cuisine – poutine, beaver tails, Nanaimo bars, peameal […]

Premier Cocktails from Preeminent Chefs

The Marine Room restaurant at The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, California, kisses the shore of the Pacific Ocean to offer exquisite views, unsurpassed with a […]

Introducing Door County, Wisconsin

With its quaint towns and villages, recreational fishing and boating activities, family-friendly bike trails, lush golf courses, art galleries, and pristine beaches (almost 300 miles of shoreline), it’s no surprise […]

Milwaukee: An Urban Sense of Small-Town Charm

The Midwest is noted for its warm, authentic sense of place and that accurately describes the city of Milwaukee. Visitors can feel this city’s distinctive identity. Known as Brew City […]

B.C.’s Chef Tony For Your Heart’s Delight

I can’t remember the first time I had dim sum. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, and vacationing in neighboring California and British Columbia, Canada, I know my first experience must […]

Raicilla: the Other Agave Spirit

Like tequila and mezcal, raicilla (pronounced “rye-see-ya) is an alcoholic beverage produced from the agave plant. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, the majority of which is […]

Valentine Pleasures at Pechanga’s Chocolate Decadence and The Pechanga Wine Festival

Double Your Valentine Pleasure at Pechanga’s Chocolate Decadence and The Pechanga Wine Festival by Linda Stewart Mark you calendars for February 10th and 11th to attend Pechanga Resort & Casino’s […]

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 […]

Happenings in California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country

Members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) gathered in the Temecula Valley for their SoCal regional area meeting to showcase two area wineries. We had lunch […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]