In This Issue


When Alex Rayppy walks into a room, time slows down. It’s not just the show-stopping smile or the twinkling eyes that make her so compelling.
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Kelly Valentine has music in her blood, and keeps it pumping and vibrant with every practice and performance as the femme fatale in Valentine Rodeo.
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Want to be a part of a Reno tradition that has been going on for 82 years? If you are a Reno native you are well aware of the “Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West.”
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At this time of the year everyone’s thoughts turn from the slopes to the shore.
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Fizio is a fitness facility and athlete recovery lounge located in downtown Reno at 400 Mill St.

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Jet Set

Why visit such a faraway place? Well, for one, it has been on the Top Cities in the World to Visit list over and over again. Secondly, for me, it’s the city of my college days.  

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Since opening their doors in Reno’s Midtown District in 2013, 1864 Tavern has captured the hearts and the taste buds of natives and visitors alike.

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Is your wine “sponge worthy?

Is your wine “sponge worthy”? The amount of wine in today’s marketplace is unprecedented.  The number of choices, styles, blends and varietals is one of the appealing aspects of wine consumption in the modern era.  However, with the increased number of selections available the consumer is...

Board of Expert: Martin Cody of Cellar Angels

[caption id="attachment_2780" align="aligncenter" width="308"] Martin Cody[/caption] It is great pleasure that we announce Martin Cody to the family of Aphrodite Board of Experts. Martin Cody is the President and Founder of  Cellar Angels and is officially the Wine Expert for Aphrodite. Stay tuned to find out...

Tarla Mediterranean Grill

[caption id="attachment_2093" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tarla Mediterranean Grill[/caption] By Leslie McCarroll  How can you not fall in love with what Napa Valley has to offer?  Beautiful weather, pleasant people, unique boutiques, an array of California wines, favorable fashions, and of course cuisine that is unlike anywhere else.  I...

Think you know wine? Think Again.

Think you know wine?  Think Again. By Martin Cody Yes, you can spot wine and you may know the concept of wine, but you don’t know wine. I’m reminded of the difference between “listening” to Jimmy and “hearing” Jimmy as made famous in the 1992 classic (maybe...