| Sep 21, 2014
Food and wine events are a welcome addition to the fall season. The cool weather offers the perfect occasion to gather up friends and head outdoors.
The lineup ranges from large outdoor festivals to more intimate fundraisers that often feature our...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:49 PM
There's nothing quite like jumping into a barrel and crushing virgin grapes to pulp while a crowd cheers you on.
As one member of a four-person media team that accomplished this feat with its feet Sunday at the Allentown Fair, crushing a team of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:48 PM
"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Wine Social: The American Fine Wine Competition’s wine-out takes up Mizner Park’s tony Tanzy restaurant (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) inside iPic Theaters for an evening of samples and hearty eating on Tuesday night. The Palm Beach-based AFWC,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Looking for something to drink with those oysters? Keep it simple. Sure, Champagne is always festive, and if you're in a classic mood you could go with Muscadet, Sancerre or Chablis. But you can't really do better than a clean, solidly made West Coast...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Year in and year out, the Geoffray family of Château Thivin produces a reliably delicious Côte de Brouilly Beaujolais. It's a deep wine with some weight to it, made from Gamay vines on Mont Brouilly that are more than 50 years old. Tasting of sun-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
On Saturday afternoon, Mattei’s Tavern on the outskirts of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley will host a Harvest Celebration in collaboration with Terroir, a collection of wineries owned by Charles and Ali Banks.
The historic tavern’s...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...