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  • Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler

    Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler
    Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
  • Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions

     Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: This week, the south. Rhone wines, 80 percent of which are red, have long been known for their strength and color. Their dramatic power is little equaled in French red wine. Winemakers and vineyards have been in...
  • Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates

    Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates
    Some nights are just made for a glass of wine, a bite to eat and great conversation. Those are the nights created for a trip to Pure Wine Cafe, Historic Ellicott City’s gem of a wine bar and restaurant.  Pure’s wine list is an intriguing mix...
  • Wines of Argentina make a strong showing

    Wines of Argentina make a strong showing
    Maybe I've been unlucky, but I've tasted so many indifferent Malbecs lately that the idea of attending a tasting of wines from Argentina didn't exactly set my heart racing. But I found myself, albeit somewhat reluctantly, last Wednesday at a trade and...
  • Tuscany's red wines provide a bounty of flavor

    Americans have a love affair with Tuscany, the beautiful Italian region of hearty wines and gourmet dining, of grass-covered meadows, castle-studded hilltops and cypress trees on the Mediterranean Sea. Long, rows of sangiovese grapevines snake around...
  • Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine

    Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine
    Central Florida is getting the first peek — and taste — of ocean-aged wine, a process that could revolutionize the industry. California winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez is overseeing the 2-year-old project in which barrel-fermented cabernet...
  • Orlando restaurant will be first to pop cork on ocean-aged wine

    Orlando restaurant will be first to pop cork on ocean-aged wine
    The new wave in wine making may be from something churning in the waters of Charleston harbor and Central Florida is getting the first peek. Guests at a small private dinner tonight at The Palm restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios will...
  • Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages

    Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages
    Autumn often brings bright blue skies streaked with sunshine and bedroom windows cracked open to catch the crisp evening air, inviting in the aroma of crackling fireplaces, pine needles and sweet crushed fruit — apples, pears and grape mashes...
  • Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves

    Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves
    For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we're lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza...
  • Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir
    A glorious full-bodied, velvety Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley that tastes of Santa Rosa plums, sweet spices and a smidgen of earth. Just smell the bouquet: It tells you volumes about the wine. The 2012 is a big Pinot, 14.4% alcohol, but it's so...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...