| Mar 4, 2015
| 1:23 PM
How timely. Just after my column on corkage fee policies in restaurants went live, I got an email from the developer of a smartphone app called CorkageFee.
Presumably, this is the app for wine buffs who drive around with a case of wine in their trunks,...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:50 AM
Spring has just about sprung, so it may be time to get out for some food and wine events. Mark your calendars for this trio of wine and food events.
If you haven’t already secured tickets for the 36th (!) annual Food Fare in Santa Monica, which ...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Wine lovers who bring wine to restaurants are usually happy to pay a reasonable corkage fee for the privilege of drinking their own special bottles. Others bring their own wine because it’s less expensive than buying off a wine list with high mark-...
| 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...