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  • Train travel connects the destination dots in Europe

    My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...
  • Wine temperature matters

    Wine temperature matters
    Back in the day, I reviewed restaurants for a newspaper. One evening, I was at a seafood-heavy joint and in walks this big tall fella, topped in a Stetson. He sits down and tells his server, right off, even before checking out the menu, "Gimme a bottle of...
  • One night in Florence, for a steak

    One night in Florence, for a steak
    "Where are you headed today?" the front desk manager asks as I check out of my hotel in London. "We're headed to Florence tonight for a steak, and then we're off to Southern Italy first thing tomorrow morning," I say. "What an extravagant life you lead,...
  • Light, sparkling and sweet wines for spicy heat

    Light, sparkling and sweet wines for spicy heat
    What's the "bottle" in the second B of BYOB at a Mexican restaurant? It's a bottle of beer. Brews refresh, overall, and their bubbles help cleanse the palate of all that sought-after spicy chili heat. If you want the "bottle" to be one of wine, at the...
  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • Washington's wines

    Washington's wines
    If you want to understand what makes Washington state's wines so delicious — and sometimes so unique — all you need to do is just look at the place. At such a northerly latitude and with an average of 300 sunny days a year (at least on its...
  • Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

    Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by...
  • California scores big in the newest Wine Spectator Grand Awards

    California scores big in the newest Wine Spectator Grand Awards
    Practically every high-end restaurant you'll ever go into has an award from Wine Spectator posted prominently on the wall. The venerable wine magazine gives out a lot of them. This year, 3,748 restaurants around the world, representing all 50 states and...
  • New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation

    New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation
    New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems — from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured...
  • Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz

    Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz
    Duff Goldman’s West Coast cake shop, Charm City Cakes West, is holding cake-decorating classes led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators. The first class is at 11 a.m. Saturday and will teach students ages 14 and up how to make cakes...
  • Events: Tablas Creek at Tam O'Shanter, Olivi at Chianina, G&Ts at Waterloo & City

    Events: Tablas Creek at Tam O'Shanter, Olivi at Chianina, G&Ts at Waterloo & City
    Anybody have room to slip a special wine dinner into your schedule? These events can be not only fun but educational. Without having to buy an entire bottle, you get to taste wines from a single producer with food that a chef has designed to show them...