| Apr 20, 2015
| 11:12 AM
Grape grower, vineyard consultant and winemaker Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson in Napa Valley is a bona fide member of the new wave of California winemakers. But he still has a soft spot for Burgundy.
Recently, he had a premier cru Volnay from...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Sunday afternoon is reserved for the annual Wally's Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
This is the chance to taste wines from nearly 150 top California wineries. Most have their winemakers or...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 10:31 AM
How often do you run into a friend and decide to have a glass of wine together? Depending on where you go, you could get something incredibly delicious and surprising, or something uninspiring — or mediocre and overpriced.
It's no secret that...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Short on time and grabbing a bottle of wine at the supermarket is your only option? Finding an interesting bottle can be tough, but there are some tucked in with the ordinary. Supermarkets deal in wines as beverage — predictable, mostly the entry...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Even the rain wasn't enough to keep a crowd of foodies away from Boca Bacchanal's first tasting party in a hangar at the Boca Raton Airport.
An unexpected storm blew through just as the Bacchanalia was getting under way, but organizers were prepared....
| Apr 15, 2015
| 10:52 AM
United Airlines apparently has decided the way to customers hearts — and wallets — is through their taste buds, as the Chicago-based carrier on Wednesday will announce more food upgrades, including free wine and beer for economy passengers...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Wine is a food and, as such, our moods for it change with the seasons just as they do for the solid stuff we eat. A lot more rose and dry white is sold in summertime; this is the time of year for teeth-staining reds and fortified wines that can be too...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:00 AM
This recipe is what the Poles would call bigos or kapusta (the former thicker than the latter's soupier texture), or what those who live in Alsace, France, would name their famed choucroute garnie — or close enough. (Many more pork cuts in a...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:09 PM
If Sicily were a free-standing nation (which, on occasion, it seems to believe that it is), it would rank seventh in worldwide wine production, at around 160 million gallons a year. Though it is only one of 20 Italian winemaking regions, it produces 15...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:53 PM
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....