| Sep 16, 2009
There are many foods that can take a punch out of wine, especially a bottle ill-chosen. But there are four real wine killers out there: artichokes, asparagus, chilies and vinegar. No need to switch to water. You've got some of the nation's savviest wine-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Sep 20, 2010
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OneHope, a nonprofit wine company based in Newport Beach, recently announced a new partnership with Robert Mondavi Jr. of the renowned wine-making family.
Until the partnership with Mondavi, OneHope was working with David Elliott, formerly of the...
| Sep 27, 2010
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Thirty years ago, kids drank twice as much milk as they did soda. That ratio has reversed.
To keep the udders flowing, the milk industrial complex is fighting sugar with sugar.
It is turning milk into a soft drink, commonly known as "flavored milk.''...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2009
It's National Ice Cream Day, as celebrated on the third Sunday of every July by order of President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Here are 10 scoops of high-calorie facts:
1. Haagen-Dazs is not an exotic Scandinavian recipe. It's a brand name created by a Polish...
| May 26, 2010
Sorry, Evita, if there's any crying going on in Argentina these days, it's likely to be in the vineyards. And they're tears of joy.
Sales of Argentine wine continue to build strongly in the United States, according to The Nielsen Co., a market research...