| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The taste is not the only complex thing about a quality wine. College courses can be taught about the distinctions between regions and wineries in France alone, not to mention the rest of the world. Aside from the actual drinking of the stuff, it's hard...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Bridal dreams: Orange County-based bridal gown designer Casablanca Bridal will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new retail location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. Brides are asked to book...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO BILBAO, SPAIN
From LAX, Air France, Lufthansa and British offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bilbao. Restricted round-trip fares range from $1109 to $1,480, including fees and taxes. Haro is about an hour's drive south of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Terry Sullivan sometimes finds himself absentmindedly swirling a glass of juice or water as if it were a glass of fine wine when dining with friends or family members.
"That's when you know you can't turn it off," he said, referring to his passion for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:43 AM
This year, Peter Pittman’s “Twenty for Twenty” wine tasting and sale will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at his Conch and Bucket restaurant in downtown Hampton.
For a $20 admission, guests can taste 20 different wines Pittman has...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Famed Berkeley wine importer Kermit Lynch is making the rounds in southern California starting next weekend to promote the 25th anniversary edition of “Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer’s Tour of France.” The book, first...
| May 2, 2014
Sunday, May 4
Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre continues its celebration of 30 years of dance in Howard County with "Spring Fever" at 3:30 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for seniors and...
| Apr 17, 2014
When well-known Farmington Valley restaurateur Anthony Giraulo and his wife moved their Grist Mill Restaurant from Farmington to Avon, they knew they had inherited a vibe that was not quite right. The Mill moved into the space that was formerly occupied...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:00 PM
One of the things that might make the biggest difference in the future of Santa Barbara County wineries is the explosion of tasting rooms both in Los Olivos and in Santa Barbara itself.
Downtown Los Olivos now has two dozen tasting rooms, including...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
California wine regions continue to roll out the wine festivals. If you could pick a best time to visit the wine country, this is it: Late spring, before the throngs of wine lovers taking summer vacations arrive.
These three mid-May wine events...