| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Some wine apps are deadly serious. Just the facts, ma'am. Or just the ratings.
But Washington State Wine's free iPad/iPhone app the Recommendeuer employs comedian Greg Proops to make learning about the wines and wine regions infectiously amusing....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you’re under 21 and studying winemaking, how are you going to taste the wine you are learning to make?
Right now, underage students in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s wine and viticulture program are shut out from classes that include wine-...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:22 PM
On what she expects will be the "most exciting day of her life" next month, Jaclyn Cubillas will probably be working on a lush Northern California vineyard, surrounded by grapes destined to become fine Syrah and Zinfandel.
On that day, the UC Davis...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Throughout the summer the Guittard Chocolate Co. will host a guest chef series for bakers across Los Angeles. The classes are to be led by Guittard pastry chef Donald Wressell and feature hands-on workshops with chefs, chocolatiers and bakers so attendees...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For Brazilians, it's cachaša. For Puerto Ricans, it's rum.
And for Chileans, the specialty is wine, and that's exactly what ProChile aimed to highlight in Miami on Tuesday night at their annual wine tasting event.
Nearly 20 tables lined the Conrad...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:19 PM
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). Derek Waters and Jeremy Konners' anthology comedy, Internet-born and cable-polished, returns for a second season on Comedy Central. The premise is a process and the process is this: A person, typically a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Confused about the boundaries of Santa Rita Hills or Happy Canyon? Or wondering how the new AVA Ballard Canyon fits into the picture? Santa Barbara Vintners has something that will help.
The nonprofit winery association has just released six new 2014...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:08 PM
As we dive into June, there’s still time to catch some early summer wine events. Two that are close enough for a day trip are coming up mid-month in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the wine country on our doorstep.
On Thursday, June 19, the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The days when people went on a cruise vacation and returned home satisfied with just a tan have long been gone.
Now passengers want more: to learn and accomplish something during their cruise – perhaps learning about local wines or how to...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The Vino California wine tasting event, showcasing more than 100 Italian wines, will take place May 14 at Valentino in Santa Monica. The tasting, produced by the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West, will feature one trade-only tasting, and one for...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It's always this way. Whatever is right on your doorstep inevitably lacks the glamour of the exotic and far away. For years, Santa Barbara vintners have been quietly going their own way, producing terrific wines in myriad styles, pioneering Rhone-style...