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  • Beer gifts for the wine-lovers on your holiday list

    Beer gifts for the wine-lovers on your holiday list
    There’s no doubt that a fine bottle of wine makes for a great gift, or a thoughtful item to bring to a holiday party or feast, but there’s another fermented beverage that doesn’t get the respect it deserves around the holidays. Beer,...
  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday
    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France....
  • Seek out grower Champagnes for a holiday thrill

    Seek out grower Champagnes for a holiday thrill
    It just doesn't seem like the holidays without breaking out a bottle of Champagne at least once. The Grande Marques — those well-known Champagne houses such as Taittinger, Pol Roger, Moet-Chandon, Krug and more — are always welcome. But what...
  • Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation

    Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation
    The gnarled zinfandel grapevines on Rich Czapleski's land have borne fruit for more than 100 years, producing dark, intense wines that exemplify the special growing conditions in this coveted winemaking region. Over that time, the vines have weathered...
  • The Wingman's guide to liquid giving

    The Wingman's guide to liquid giving
    Booze has saved my holidays more times than I can count. Not only has it livened up family gatherings, a bottle of whiskey or wine has been my go-to gift for friends, relatives and any last-minute folks on my Christmas checklist. Check out some highlights...
  • 11 inexpensive wines for holiday parties

    11 inexpensive wines for holiday parties
    For even the most reclusive, the holiday season can involve a fearsome round of dinner parties and festivities. And whenever appropriate, you may want to show up with a bottle of wine in hand. Champagne is easy -- and always welcome. But if you want to...
  • 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...
  • 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 tastingĀ  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine...
  • 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...
  • 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...