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  • The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

    The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem
    Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant. Getting sick finally made it happen. "For years I talked to my husband about wanting to own an Italian restaurant," said Letourneau, who with her husband...
  • It's harvest season: Head to Santa Barbara wine country to celebrate

    On Saturday afternoon, Mattei’s Tavern on the outskirts of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley will host a Harvest Celebration in collaboration with Terroir, a collection of wineries owned by Charles and Ali Banks. The historic tavern’s...
  • Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons

    Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons
    Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach is hosting a special five-course prix fixe dinner honoring the wines of Tuscan producer Cantine Olivi on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines. Michael's chef David...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Restaurants with wine in kegs

    Restaurants with wine in kegs
    Some places where you can try wines on tap: Bäco Mercat This popular downtown L.A. restaurant has just one wine on tap, but it's a terrific one: Alta Maria 2013 "Carbonic" Pinot Noir made in the style of Beaujolais, $13 a glass. Bäco Mercat, 408 S....
  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds

    The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds
    It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...
  • Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's

    Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's
    One of the leading discount wine websites is moving into the bricks-and-mortar world. And you're invited. On Saturday, Bestwinesonline is celebrating the opening of its retail shop in Santa Ana from noon to 5 p.m. Co-owners Tristen Beamon and Kyle...
  • Wine review: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi 'Furore Bianco'

    Wine review: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi 'Furore Bianco'
    The hamlet of Furore hangs off Italy's Amalfi Coast, the air scented with lemon, sea and salt. And in that rocky place is the small Marisa Cuomo winery, with cellars built into the limestone. Whenever I open a bottle of her Furore Bianco, a blend of...
  • A Californian wine bar opens in London

    A Californian wine bar opens in London
    In April, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné and eight of the winemakers featured in his 2013 book, “The New California: a Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste,” held a tasting for the British wine press...
  • Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Napa Valley red for charity

    Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Napa Valley red for charity
    How good would it feel to spend $60 on a bottle of high-end Napa Valley red and know that half the profits were going to feeding Los Angeles homeless families? That’s what Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine are counting on...