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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paso Harvest, Sweet & Savory Spectacular and Argentina Wine Tasting on the way

    Paso Harvest, Sweet & Savory Spectacular and Argentina Wine Tasting on the way
    There's never a dull moment on the SoCal food and wine scene. Here are three events coming up this week. We’ve been celebrating the harvest since August. The bounty continues with the Central Coast's annual Paso Harvest Wine Weekend this weekend....
  • 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 Olivi on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines. Michael's chef David...
  • Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg

    Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg
    When it comes to the country's great wine-making regions, one naturally thinks of Napa Valley in California, the Finger Lakes in New York and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. OK, that last one may be a stretch, but it may not be in the next several...
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opens in Newport News City Center

    Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opens in Newport News City Center
    Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened this past week in the Paragon movie theater complex in Newport News City Center. The 13th restaurant for the Greenville, S.C.-based chain serves contemporary Italian food for lunch and dinner in a 240-seat...
  • Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France

    Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France
    This month and next, I profile the wines made along the two great wine rivers of France, the Loire and the Rhone. Near Lyon, the two rivers pass within 30 miles of each other, flowing in opposite directions, the Loire to the north and the Rhone to the...
  • Sherry makes a comeback after a drought of interest

    Sherry makes a comeback after a drought of interest
    For years, sherry has been best known in the U.S. as a sticky sweet symbol of supposed elegance — the kind of thing a clueless bed-and-breakfast proprietor might leave in your room to let you know you were staying at a classy place. That, at least,...
  • 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...