| 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....
| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Wine lovers have several enticing options for sampling an array of wine varietals at upcoming tastings and wine dinners taking place in early spring. Here’s a selection.
A10 Hyde Park (1462 E. 53rd St., 773-288-1010) will host a French wine dinner...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Sommelier Richard Hanauer is well-known locally for his work at the former L2O restaurant and, currently, at RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990).
Now he's known nationwide.
Hanauer is one of only seven named to Food & Wine magazine's 2015...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Michael Twelftree, the proprietor and managing director of Two Hands Wines in Australia's Barossa Valley, describes the experience of tasting a red wine this way: "The fruit is the engine and railcars; the acidity is the rails; and the tannins are the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Jeff Mausbach, co-owner of TintoNegro Wines, will cohost a four-course wine dinner and tasting from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at Whole Foods Market, 8003 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. TintoNegro was created by Alejandro Sejanovich and Mausbach, who were...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 3:27 PM
The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood; they formed it into barrels, for storing...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 10:06 AM
The nicest thing about recommending wine to Gen Xers and Gen Yers is that they don't have ear lids. Tell them that riesling is the world's greatest white wine grape and they say, "OK, cool; so show me."
You hand them a glass of well-made Mosel; they...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 2:35 PM
The Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be hosting its annual wine-tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The “Wines of the Pacific Northwest” event will be held at the La Cañada...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 10:50 AM
In Spain, eating lamb, and especially milk-fed and suckling lamb, is practically a religion. Usually it's quartered and roasted in a big terra cotta cazuela in a dome-shaped, wood-burning oven, emerging so tender you can cut the meat with a spoon. That'...