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  • Wine of the Week: 2013 Storm Sauvignon Blanc

    At the Santa Barbara County Futures Tasting every year, the wines from Ernst Storm stand out for their balance and grace. His Sauvignon Blanc is a great example of the South African native's style of winemaking. It's classic, with a scent of fresh-cut...
  • Cook's Corner: Cookie balls can be dressed up for Fourth of July

    As you make Fourth of July plans, consider this fast recipe for cookie balls that are a fun, red-white-and-blue treat to pass out while you watch fireworks. You make them in minutes then keep chilled till needed. Use different color sprinkles for other...
  • Wine ideas for celebrations from sea to shining sea

    A big advantage to the fact that America is a melting pot of various people is that there is no single great national dish. One of the freedoms we enjoy on the Fourth of July is to eat anything we want. Sure, hot dogs, cheeseburgers and barbecue get most...
  • Throwing a summer party that's both hot and cool

    Throwing a summer party that's both hot and cool
    On sunny Saturday in mid-May, Caitlin Moran kicked off summer early, with friends, cocktails, and a busy grill. Moran, an Annapolis-based stylist and editorial director of the lifestyle website The Glitter Guide, is an expert party hostess – so...
  • Director's Cut pairs wines, dinner

    Enjoy an evening of fine wine, food and art at the Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut wine-pairing dinner planned for Aug. 8 at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia St. The event, which is hosted by Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe in downtown...
  • Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy

    Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy
    On the Viking Freya, most of the staterooms measure 135 to 205 square feet. One night I found a towel elephant along with the daily newsletter on my bed. Those are about all she has in common with the cruise ships lined up at Port Miami and Port...
  • John Mortensen: UF researcher developed new grape varieties

    John A. Mortensen, a University of Florida researcher who developed the first seedless grape that could grow in the state, died on June 16. He was 85. Mortensen did grape-related research for 30 years at the university's Central Florida Research and...
  • 'Made in Laguna' is the new business mantra

    If you shop at Target, you can get perfectly good wine glass charms in assorted colors. And at your summer party, people may politely say, "Aww, cute. I'll take pink." But if you shop at Buy Hand in Laguna Beach, you can mark your wine glass with your...
  • Ski resorts gear up for summer activities

    Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...
  • Blind woodworker has a magic touch: 'You learn to see with your hands'

    George Wurtzel whistles "Camptown Races" as a high-powered lathe hums a quarter-inch from his thumb and forefinger. Thread-thin streams of sawdust arc like an exploding firework off the small chunk of pine he is fashioning into a sombrero-shaped wine...
  • Williamsburg Winery hosts summer celebration on Friday, June 27

    Williamsburg Winery hosts summer celebration on Friday, June 27
    The Williamsburg Winery is hosting its first Summer Solstice Celebration and Seafood Festival on Friday, June 27, at its Wessex Hundred farm. A highlight of the event, which takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., is the release of the winery’s 2013 A...