| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 5:22 PM
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The Drexx Cannon Trio performs from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m....
| Mar 3, 2011
Usher in the month of March — and the much-anticipated start of spring — by getting out and about in Pennsylvania wine country as the UnCork York Wine Trail presents the 6th annual Tour de Tanks.
The monthlong event celebrates the sampling of...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 9:44 PM
A big turnout for the Pacific Coast Wine Festival benefiting the Pacific Symphony netted more than $150,000 for the arts organization. The sold-out wine auction and tasting at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach attracted 300 local residents in their finest...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Editor's note: This corrects where the second location is and when the wine tasting will be held.
COSTA MESA — After undergoing an expansion that displaced at least one longtime tenant, the 17th Street Vons is gearing up to open later this month....