| Mar 7, 2013
Chef Kevin Fonzo and his team at K Restaurant Wine Bar in Orlando's College Park is hosting a Halter Ranch Vineyard food and wine tasting Monday March 11. the cost is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. The historic Halter Ranch winery and vineyard...
| Feb 4, 2013
Spay and neuter — it's so imperative to do this to stop pet overpopulation and save animals from helpless, hopeless lives of abuse, neglect and tragedy. And Central Florida is fortunate to have the SpayNSave affordable spay/neuter clinic in...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:06 PM
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — Wine, kayaking, Arizona. The initial concept seemed to be something of an oxymoron.
The parched landscape surrounding the Phoenix airport added to the impression that this was far from the usual wine-growing area. And the...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:36 PM
First, we drank a glass of sweet fermented bernache, pink and bubbly, with our lunch appetizer of warmed chestnuts. Then a local Cotes de Bourg, to accompany the chicken, salad and pate. As we moved on to the cheese course, another Cotes de Bourg...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:06 AM
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - From the back, the Biltmore House appears sleeker and taller than it does from the front. Built into a hillside, the back side is six stories tall, rising majestically from its stone facing to its French Gothic spires, while the front is...
| Apr 29, 2012
Hungry for a change of pace? Eat, drink and indulge your need to escape during a foodie weekend, a tasty trend sweeping the hotel industry.
You can compare flights of wine, learn how to make sushi or whip up a classic French dessert. Then retreat to...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:00 AM
About 20 miles beyond the red-tile roofs of downtown Santa Barbara, it begins: the rolling blond hills that go indecently green in spring, the massive estates and miniature horses, the sprawling vineyards and "Sideways" scenery, the dude ranch with 10,000...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:14 AM
NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...
| Aug 1, 2011
Each fall Florida seems to spread a giant tablecloth over the length and breadth of the peninsula to be ready to serve up a bounty of food festivals. Here's some of what's on tap, listed chronologically:
-- Sept. 1-30 -- Foodies may wish to savor the...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:41 PM
FRIDAY: Golden West College presents a "GWC Invitational Dance Concert" (pictured) at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the previous photo caption and adds all the photos that appeared with this column in print.
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to...