| Mar 2, 2015
| 8:03 AM
Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is busting out in tasting rooms. The latest to open is Santa Barbara Wine Collective, the first communal tasting room on the city’s Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone, if you're not among the initiated, is neither a...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:57 AM
Say the word “underground” and I imagine hidden passages, secret knocks and whispered code words. Rosso Wine Shop’s Underground Supper Club is not quite so clandestine but it is a private, invitation-only event. It isn’t hard to...
| Feb 25, 2015
The traditional announcement of vintner dinners at private homes and what wineries and chefs would provide the meals were announced for the 13th annual Boca Bacchanal, the wine and foodie fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:36 AM
Looking for a bottle of 1874 Chateau Lafite? Augustine, a new wine bar on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, has one.
The bar and restaurant, by Dustin Lancaster (Bar Covell, L&E Oyster Bar, El Condor), Matthew Kaner and Dave Gibbs, opened Wednesday....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:43 PM
Chianti may be the best-known wine in Tuscany, but it’s Brunello di Montalcino that connoisseurs regard as the region's king of wines. And Friday night, you have a chance to taste some of the best examples at a special dinner put on by the Consorzio...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:25 AM
The 2015 Weeknight Wine Dinner series at The Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg will begin with a “Blind Tasting Challenge” event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
Diners will be challenged to distinguish between different wines of the...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:46 AM
When Wine Enthusiast magazine ranked Orlando No. 6 in its top wine-travel destinations of 2015, some scratched their heads as the region was grouped into a list of the "world's most exciting wine destinations."
Others reveled in the social-media...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Michael Twelftree, the proprietor and managing director of Two Hands Wines in Australia's Barossa Valley, describes the experience of tasting a red wine this way: "The fruit is the engine and railcars; the acidity is the rails; and the tannins are the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:09 PM
If Sicily were a free-standing nation (which, on occasion, it seems to believe that it is), it would rank seventh in worldwide wine production, at around 160 million gallons a year. Though it is only one of 20 Italian winemaking regions, it produces 15...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months.
Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...