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  • Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room

    Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room
    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...
  • Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club

    Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club
    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...
  • Bacchanal kicks off wine dinners, new hangar party

    Bacchanal kicks off wine dinners, new hangar party
    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. A...
  • Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks

    Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks
    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....
  • Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values

     Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values
    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....
  • Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone

    Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone
    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...
  • Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015

    Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015
    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...
  • Central Florida raises the bar on wine

    Central Florida raises the bar on wine
    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...
  • What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?

     What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?
    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...
  • Nero d'Avola is king in Sicily, but another red grape turning heads

     Nero d'Avola is king in Sicily, but another red grape turning heads
    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...
  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    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...