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  • Wines that worked with grilled cheese

    Wines that worked with grilled cheese
    The wines that came to the grilled cheese party: 2013 Dragonette Cellars Rosé "Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara" ($22) Inspired by Bandol rosés, Dragonette's rosé is now so popular it is allocated. One reason may be the meticulous vineyard management:...
  • Dragonette Cellars' Brandon Sparks-Gills pairs wines, grilled cheese

    Dragonette Cellars' Brandon Sparks-Gills pairs wines, grilled cheese
    Bread or wine? It's a question Brandon Sparks-Gills wrestled with for a few years. He was fascinated by both, and, for a time in Colorado, he split his days between baking and viticulture. That meant getting up in the middle of the night to be at his...
  • Chao: Authentic Dim Sum For Lunch

    Chao: Authentic Dim Sum For Lunch
    It was on another occasion of an all day photoshoot in New Haven that a coworker and I decided to visit Chao Restaurant & Wine Bar. Because these monthly shoots offered a great chance to try new lunch spots, we hadn't yet taken our lunch meal to Chao, a...
  • With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside

     With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside
    The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is. The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
  • An app points the way to restaurants with corkage policies

    An app points the way to restaurants with corkage policies
    How timely. Just after my column on corkage fee policies in restaurants went live, I got an email from the developer of a smartphone app called CorkageFee. Presumably, this is the app for wine buffs who drive around with a case of wine in their trunks,...
  • 3 not-to-miss wine and food events

    3 not-to-miss wine and food events
    Spring has just about sprung, so it may be time to get out for some food and wine events. Mark your calendars for this trio of wine and food events. If you haven’t already secured tickets for the 36th (!) annual Food Fare in Santa Monica, which ...
  • Los Angeles restaurants with special deals on wine and corkage

    Los Angeles restaurants with special deals on wine and corkage
    Wine lovers who bring wine to restaurants are usually happy to pay a reasonable corkage fee for the privilege of drinking their own special bottles. Others bring their own wine because it’s less expensive than buying off a wine list with high mark-...
  • Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room

    Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room
    Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is busting out in tasting rooms. The latest to open is Santa Barbara Wine Collective, the first communal tasting room on the city’s Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone, if you're not among the initiated, is neither a...
  • Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club

    Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club
    Say the word “underground” and I imagine hidden passages, secret knocks and whispered code words. Rosso Wine Shop’s Underground Supper Club is not quite so clandestine but it is a private, invitation-only event. It isn’t hard to...
  • Bacchanal kicks off wine dinners, new hangar party

    Bacchanal kicks off wine dinners, new hangar party
    The traditional announcement of vintner dinners at private homes and what wineries and chefs would provide the meals were announced for the 13th annual Boca Bacchanal, the wine and foodie fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. A...
  • Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks

    Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks
    Looking for a bottle of 1874 Chateau Lafite? Augustine, a new wine bar on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, has one.  The bar and restaurant, by Dustin Lancaster (Bar Covell, L&E Oyster Bar, El Condor), Matthew Kaner and Dave Gibbs, opened Wednesday....