| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Collaboration is the word of the year in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Every month delivers new announcements about good-natured cooking competitions or chefs "popping up" in one another's restaurants. Baltimore's chefs work hard in their own kitchens,...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Some places where you can try wines on tap:
This popular downtown L.A. restaurant has just one wine on tap, but it's a terrific one: Alta Maria 2013 "Carbonic" Pinot Noir made in the style of Beaujolais, $13 a glass.
Bäco Mercat, 408 S....
| Jul 15, 2014
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine.
But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:37 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 19, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
| 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 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 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 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 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on...
| 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...