| Mar 27, 2015
| 9:32 AM
On the corner of 5th and Spring streets in downtown L.A., across from the Last Bookstore, is Buzz Wine Beer Shop, the go-to store for craft beer aficionados, but also for wine fanatics intent on picking up a bottle of something unusual.
Owned by Scott...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 10:07 AM
In the beginning, wine was like ice cream; there was only chocolate and vanilla — aka cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When people wanted a red wine, they asked for cabernet. When they wanted white wine, for chardonnay. This lasted for years....
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:45 PM
Head sommelier at Patina for a decade, Chris Meeske opened Mission Wines — with his former boss Joachim Splichal as investor — in 2004. Meeske says people like to joke, telling him, “You were a sommelier before it was cool to be a...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Patio Tapas and Wine (205 SE First Ave., Boca Ratón, 561-419-7239, PatioTapasAndBeer.com)
Después de trabajar con el reconocido chef José Andrés en The Bazaar en California y Miami Beach, Bryant Fajardo, con su esposa Nathalia, acaba de abrir su propio...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 2:35 PM
The Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be hosting its annual wine-tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The “Wines of the Pacific Northwest” event will be held at the La Cañada...
| Apr 5, 2015
"Make sure you get some wine to take to the Gladstones' party," Sue told me as I went out the door to run a few errands.
Oh, great. Dump all the wine decisions on me. It's a lose-lose situation.
First, how much to spend? The Gladstones will spend a lot...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:41 AM
Tuscany is surely the most widely recognized wine region of Italy, the home of the ubiquitous sangiovese-based chiantis and the wildy successful super tuscans that can be very rare and cost hundreds of dollars per bottle.
Another region of Italy not...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Bordeaux red wines aren't cheap. You can pay $900 a bottle or more for a recent-vintage Domaine de la Romanee-Conti or Ch�teau Lafite-Rothschild.
No surprise these are some of the world's finest wines. Unfortunately, most of us are priced out of...
| Mar 21, 2015
The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 3:27 PM
The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood; they formed it into barrels, for storing...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 10:26 PM
Jazz, theater, baseball, well-cooked food, great writing, red wine: Ron Georgeff embraced them all the way he embraced life, with gusto, good taste and sensitivity — and an eye for a bargain.
He made friends and kept them for life, and...