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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'

    Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'
    Despite a drought and a 6.0 earthquake, the 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest is going to be "another early and excellent quality year." That's the word from the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade group of some 500 wineries. According to their...
  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Goosefoot Food & Wine now open

    Goosefoot Food & Wine now open
    Goosefoot, one of Chicago's most highly praised fine-dining BYOB restaurants, has made it a little easier to get the perfect wines for Chris Nugent's multi-course dinners. Goosefoot Food & Wine (2654 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-942-7522), a retail shop...