| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below.
This list is organized by region.
(Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Aug 2, 2014
When I consider the world's various chardonnays, especially as they express themselves in hugely different styles given their place of origin, I think of the keyboard of a piano.
Low-profile unoaked chardonnays, from very cool climates such as...
| Aug 2, 2014
A certain class of seafood could be called "cows that swim" or "steers with gills." The fish are meaty, fleshy, sometimes rich in fat, can take to a grill and are best served slightly rare at the center. Sounds like a beefsteak because that's their twin....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The 12th annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine and Gourmet Food tasting is almost here. On Sunday, Sept. 28 at the La Cañada Flintridge Memorial Park beginning at 3 p.m. the tastings begin.
Le Petit Vendome will once again have wineries and breweries pouring...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:48 PM
About once a year I round up my orphans and give them room on this page. They're the wines that my tasting pals and I have sampled and liked, but that don't fit into any larger theme or subject that I might be writing on.
It's a loss for you if I can'...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Last Sunday, a front-page Tribune story examined the friendship of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and included a photo of them each carrying a bottle of wine during a 2010 outing in Montana. The wine held by...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Oak barrels cracked open and a river of red gushed out. Before long, hundreds of thousands of dollars of wine had coated the concrete floor of Napa Barrel Care, a warehouse near downtown where 40 wineries share storage space.
About an hour later and a...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:41 AM
There aren't too many Howard County businesses directly affected by the weather in California, but Tin Lizzie Wineworks is one of them.
Record-setting heat and a drought this year are pushing grapes into an early harvest, including in the towns of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Veuve Clicquot is launching a cross-country tour of its Clicquot Mail truck with a couple stops in the Los Angeles area. The truck is named after the Clicquot Mail collection of products that includes a Champagne bottle carrier shaped like a letter and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:04 PM
It took cheese to teach me how good white wine is.
When you travel, you notice that more people drink white wine rather than red with their cheese, unlike Americans. There's nothing wrong with drinking red wine with cheese; it's just, to be blunt,...