| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:57 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:39 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 25, 2015
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.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
When Ted Baseler took the reins at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2001, intent on growing it rapidly, he looked around at other big wine empires and decided not to follow their example.
"Frankly, they were growing big and mediocre," says Baseler, the...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:46 AM
When Wine Enthusiast magazine ranked Orlando No. 6 in its top wine-travel destinations of 2015, some scratched their heads as the region was grouped into a list of the "world's most exciting wine destinations."
Others reveled in the social-media...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months.
Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Line up a thousand different Syrah wines from across the world and Steve Robertson is confident connoisseurs would be able to tell which come from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.
"It's because the wines here are so distinctive," Robertson said....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:20 AM
I pick on cabernet sauvignon. I say it's too powerful for many casual wine fans, with too much tannin, too much muscle, too much heft.
I pick on cab a lot, because it's such an easy target. So big and powerful. When I'm feeling silly, I liken it to the...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:36 AM
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....
| 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....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:43 PM
Chianti may be the best-known wine in Tuscany, but it’s Brunello di Montalcino that connoisseurs regard as the region's king of wines. And Friday night, you have a chance to taste some of the best examples at a special dinner put on by the Consorzio...