| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Sep 19, 2012
Just as recent science has divided dietary fats into good, bad and really bad categories, some scientists now think different sugars also may deserve individual scrutiny.
Most experts agree that Americans eat too much sugar, period. But studies in recent...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
| Dec 3, 2010
When customers stop by Jay Ruskey's stand at the Santa Barbara farmers market these days, they may or may not be impressed by the likes of the dragon fruit or finger limes he grows, but virtually everyone stops and gawks at the jars of fresh-roasted...
| Apr 16, 2011
Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:48 PM
The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy hasn&...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:16 PM
There were some questionable decisions made in the food and beverage industry last week and their consequences are still being felt Monday. Belvedere Vodka posted an ad that horrified customers with an implied rape scene while a Georgia steakhouse based a...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
| Nov 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
For wine aficionados, 1976 was a revolutionary year. Not only were Americans celebrating 200 years of independence, but a little wine contest held in France also ushered in an exciting new era in wine consumption and culture. The Judgment in......
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Fiji Water Co., the imported bottled water firm owned by Beverly Hills entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, has acquired one of San Luis Obispo Countyâs oldest and most popular boutique wineries, Justin Vineyards & Winery. The deal, which closed...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Blackouts in a can are so 2010. Come 2011, Angelenos may be popping cans of Just Chill, a new ârelaxation drinkâ ready to take on Four Loko and its âjitter juiceâ allies. Created by Malibu native Max Baumann and business partner Rob...