| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Cult winemaker Manfred Krankl, whose Central Coast label Sine Qua Non is one of the most sought-after in the United States, was in a serious motorcycle wreck two weeks ago but is expected to make a full recovery, according to his wife and business...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Columbia’s Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative — and cool —...
| Sep 21, 2014
Food and wine events are a welcome addition to the fall season. The cool weather offers the perfect occasion to gather up friends and head outdoors.
The lineup ranges from large outdoor festivals to more intimate fundraisers that often feature our...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:49 PM
There's nothing quite like jumping into a barrel and crushing virgin grapes to pulp while a crowd cheers you on.
As one member of a four-person media team that accomplished this feat with its feet Sunday at the Allentown Fair, crushing a team of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Part of the ritual of wine drinking is opening the bottle, teasing the cork from the bottle and pouring that wine into a crystal glass. That's no longer the default, though. First, they came out with fake corks, then screw cap bottles — and, sacre...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Looking for something to drink with those oysters? Keep it simple. Sure, Champagne is always festive, and if you're in a classic mood you could go with Muscadet, Sancerre or Chablis. But you can't really do better than a clean, solidly made West Coast...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Year in and year out, the Geoffray family of Château Thivin produces a reliably delicious Côte de Brouilly Beaujolais. It's a deep wine with some weight to it, made from Gamay vines on Mont Brouilly that are more than 50 years old. Tasting of sun-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:48 PM
"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...