| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We agree with The Sun's editors that obesity is one of the country's most serious health issues ("A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). However, targeting soda alone, absent a focus on actions and efforts to achieve healthier diets and lifestyles, will not...
| Nov 2, 2013
Italian immigrants were instrumental in founding the California wine industry, yet when winemakers sought to upgrade the image of their wines in the mid-20th century, they followed the then-current fashion and went with French grapes — Chardonnay...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
STEVINSON, Calif. — A leggy bridesmaid smoothed her Grecian-pleated dress and stuffed lipstick and two cigars into her cowboy boots.
Over by the horses, the best man slipped a flask out of his vest and offered a mare a sip.
The preacher was...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:55 PM
During Virginia Wine Month, the 22nd Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Competition was held Oct. 11 at the Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk .
Though this competition is not connected with the Town Point Wine Festival, which will be held Saturday,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Are the recent raves about a new California renaissance true?
Rolling Stone magazine just gushed that California Gov. Jerry Brown has brought the state back from the brink of "double-digit unemployment, a $26 billion deficit and an accumulated 'wall of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Although I have never been to Australia, the country’s wines and culture have fascinated me for some time.
Recently I moderated a Australian wine dinner at the Town Point Club in Norfolk. In preparation for the evening, I did a lot of reading...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:09 PM
I have been involved with the wine industry for more than 25 years and I have seen and enjoyed a number of significant changes in the wine world.
There is no question that the quality and availability of today’s wines has grown dramatically. Of...
| Oct 9, 2013
In Southern California's outer orbit, a dusty highway drive away from the L.A.'s health-obsessed celebrities and hipsters, a massive $70-million factory is preparing to churn out 140,000 gallons of premium juice a week.
The 264,000-square-foot Rancho...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:33 PM
MAIPU, Argentina - Ten minutes in the orchard and already my hands felt raw. How do they do this all day without gloves, I wondered, shuffling my feet for a better foothold in Argentina's sandy clay.
It was Thursday, the day we'd expected to be tasting...
| May 9, 2013
In the face of troubling childhood obesity rates and what it sees as low milk consumption rates, the dairy industry says it has a solution: Offer kids flavored milk that uses low-calorie artificial sweeteners.
The only problem, industry...
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...