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  • Weight and power of Priorat wines balanced by elegance

     Weight and power of Priorat wines balanced by elegance
    Never has the hole of a doughnut tasted so delicious. Priorat, a wee winemaking area of only 4,500 acres, some 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, Spain, is completely encircled by another winemaking region, Montsant. Montsant wines have their partisans,...
  • 14 great host or hostess gift ideas

    14 great host or hostess gift ideas
    Wine is not always the answer when it comes to bringing a gift to the host or hostess of a dinner party. So many occasions over the holidays demand a heartfelt offering of some sort that it’s smart to keep a stash of suitable items on hand, so you...
  • Almond burrata, biodynamic wines at Plant Food and Wine, opening soon in Venice

    Almond burrata, biodynamic wines at Plant Food and Wine, opening soon in Venice
    Matthew Kenney, the chef and author behind Santa Monica's plant-based restaurant M.A.K.E., will open Plant Food and Wine on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice in early 2015. The restaurant will open in the space now occupied by Axe.  The restaurant will...
  • Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers

     Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers
    Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers. I've...
  • Restaurant review: RPM Steak

    Restaurant review: RPM Steak
    It doesn't take much for a steakhouse to make me happy; properly cooked prime and better-than-average wine will do the trick. But great steakhouses are rare. RPM Steak, which is all of 3 months old, is a great steakhouse. Like its sibling, RPM Italian,...
  • Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle

     Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle
    We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word. It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles. But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
  • Australia's Barossa Valley wine, food scene grows and old charms remain

    Australia's Barossa Valley wine, food scene grows and old charms remain
    A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages. The...
  • Next unveils (comparatively affordable) 2015 menus, starting at $70

    Next unveils (comparatively affordable) 2015 menus, starting at $70
    If there's one headline to be gleaned from Next's announcement of its 2015 menu, it's this: They're comparably affordable to previous iterations of the shape-shifting West Loop restaurant (953 W. Fulton Market). The base price for menus past (not...
  • Wine Find: 2012 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon

    Wine Find:  2012 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon
    From: Cotes du Roussillon, France Price: $20 Serve with: Lamb, beef, roast poultry With the price of such great red wines as Chateauneuf-du-Pape heading to the sky, wine lovers have good reason to consider some of the less storied regions of...
  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more
    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tasting  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine...
  • Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays

    Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays
    Luckily, there are a few ways to help you host the ultimate party with family and friends this season without breaking the bank. A menu consisting of mulled wine and beautifully presented appetizers can make your holiday gatherings truly special. Here are...