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  • 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...
  • Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir
    A glorious full-bodied, velvety Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley that tastes of Santa Rosa plums, sweet spices and a smidgen of earth. Just smell the bouquet: It tells you volumes about the wine. The 2012 is a big Pinot, 14.4% alcohol, but it's so...
  • Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages

    Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages
    Autumn often brings bright blue skies streaked with sunshine and bedroom windows cracked open to catch the crisp evening air, inviting in the aroma of crackling fireplaces, pine needles and sweet crushed fruit — apples, pears and grape mashes...
  • Orlando's The Palm will be the first to pop corks on ocean-aged wine

    Orlando's The Palm will be the first to pop corks on ocean-aged wine
    The new wave in wine making may be from something churning in the waters of Charleston harbor and Central Florida is getting the first peek. Guests at a small private dinner tonight at The Palm restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios will...
  • Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves

    Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves
    For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we're lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza...
  • Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine

    Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine
    Central Florida is getting the first peek — and taste — of ocean-aged wine, a process that could revolutionize the industry. California winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez is overseeing the 2-year-old project in which barrel-fermented cabernet...
  • 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...
  • Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions

     Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: This week, the south. Rhone wines, 80 percent of which are red, have long been known for their strength and color. Their dramatic power is little equaled in French red wine. Winemakers and vineyards have been in...
  • Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates

    Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates
    Some nights are just made for a glass of wine, a bite to eat and great conversation. Those are the nights created for a trip to Pure Wine Cafe, Historic Ellicott City’s gem of a wine bar and restaurant.  Pure’s wine list is an intriguing mix...
  • The prestige of the northern Rhone

    The prestige of the northern Rhone
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: Part two, the north. The Rhone is the second largest wine-producing region of France (after the Languedoc, its neighbor to the west). Eighty percent of its wine is red; 14 percent, pink; and 6, white. The...