| Sep 22, 2009
At least the burial was proper.
Anheuser-Busch InBev could have terminated the LPGA Tour's seven-year run at Kingsmill with a faceless press release — in Dutch even — or an awkward teleconference.
Instead, brewery officials summoned...
| Sep 23, 2009
Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's Mozza restaurants have been a huge hit in Los Angeles, and now the duo hopes the concept will have the same success overseas -- and possibly in Orange County.
In a recent interview, Batali said he and Silverton, with...
| Oct 13, 2009
Slocum & Sons, a wine and liquor distributor based in North Haven, has thrived by adapting to changes in what people are drinking.
In the 1970s, the company sold mostly spirits, or hard liquor, but as America's drinking tastes began to shift from...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Mar 2, 2009
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It was during my first year in L.A., toward the bottom of my third glass of wine, as my office clock passed 10:30 a.m. and the writer leaned forward, blouse largely unbuttoned, to pour me a fourth while continuing to propose her TV series about the wine...
| Feb 4, 2010
Is the Cult Cab dead?
The current economy has created ominous rumblings in the market for Napa Valley wine. Demand for high-end super-premium Cabs, even so-called cult wines, has weakened considerably with the recession. Sales are stagnant, inventories...
| Apr 7, 2009
When gas prices fluttered around $4 a gallon, the grumbling of consumers could be heard far and wide. Now that it's back down below $2 for regular, the volume of complaints has lessened considerably. But gas is far from the only expense involved in...
| Dec 3, 2009
When a highly regarded restaurant loses its chef, we tend to hold our breath. The better the restaurant, the deeper we inhale.It's a reflex. We tend to think of a chef and his restaurant (even when it's not "his" restaurant) as inextricably...
| Feb 23, 2010
News reports of the horrific flooding on the Portuguese island of Madeira refer to it as a popular tourist destination, and it is -- if you happen to be British or German. It is not so well known here, even among Americans affluent enough to take...
| Oct 20, 2009
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A two-day exploration of the wineries along the lower Missouri River began in the ancient cellars of Stone Hill in Hermann, where wine began aging 150 years ago, and ended on the crowded party deck of Chandler Hill near Defiance, where the first vintage...
| Nov 19, 2009
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