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  • Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'

    Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'
    Despite a drought and a 6.0 earthquake, the 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest is going to be "another early and excellent quality year." That's the word from the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade group of some 500 wineries. According to their...
  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

    The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem
    Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant. Getting sick finally made it happen. "For years I talked to my husband about wanting to own an Italian restaurant," said Letourneau, who with her husband...
  • Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons

    Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons
    Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach is hosting a special five-course prix fixe dinner honoring the wines of Tuscan producer Cantine OliviĀ on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines. Michael's chef David...
  • Chicago Gourmet Day 1: Perfection

    Chicago Gourmet Day 1: Perfection
    Though the capacity crowd meant long lines at some food pavilions and "sorry, we're full" apologies at a couple of seminars, the first day of Chicago Gourmet (which runs through Sunday) went off without a hitch. Perfect sunny weather, an efficient...
  • Food and wine festivals and fundraisers coming this fall

    Food and wine festivals and fundraisers coming this fall
    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...
  • Traveling the Wine Trail is tasty, entertaining

    Traveling the Wine Trail is tasty, entertaining
    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...
  • On The Trail of Chambourcin

    On The Trail of Chambourcin
    “Wine,” Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “is like bottled poetry.” If that’s true, then the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is like a chapbook: a collection of vinaceous poetry that artfully describes the rolling hills and shale-...
  • Mix and match small plates with Aida Bistro & Wine Bar's new menu

    Columbia’s Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative — and cool —...
  • Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's

    Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's
    One of the leading discount wine websites is moving into the bricks-and-mortar world. And you're invited. On Saturday, Bestwinesonline is celebrating the opening of its retail shop in Santa Ana from noon to 5 p.m. Co-owners Tristen Beamon and Kyle...