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  • Upcoming events: June 21-25

    Upcoming events: June 21-25
    Plan now for these fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield. Movie in the park A showing of the film "Frozen" with viewers on a blanket or lounge chair hopes to revive the days when the summer air perfectly complemented the movie experience....
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • The world's first interactive wine label? It's coming.

    The world's first interactive wine label? It's coming.
    Here’s a new idea. Terravant Wine Company in Buellton on the Central Coast has just introduced a new label called "Scratchpad." Each bottle of Scratchpad wine — 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay ($13), 2012 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc ($11)...
  • St. Charles market seeks special liquor license during Scarecrow Fest weekend

    St. Charles market seeks special liquor license during Scarecrow Fest weekend
    A downtown St. Charles grocer looking to capitalize on the large crowds that the city's Scarecrow Fest brings each year is proposing the creation of a new liquor license that would allow retail food vendors to serve beer and wine during catered events...
  • Take a country-by-country World Cup beer tour

    Take a country-by-country World Cup beer tour
    If you want to know something about the countries playing in FIFA’s soccer World Cup, consider the beers they export to the United States. We asked Jason Hunt, a cicerone who manages The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach, and Adam Fine, general...
  • New vermouths are crafted to go solo, mix well and stir memories

    New vermouths are crafted to go solo, mix well and stir memories
    Sour and gooey. Sweet and syrupy. Yech! Just a few of the comments heard when I mentioned vermouth. The old-school aperitif and mixer of brandy-fortified wine steeped in myriad botanicals elicits strong — and often wrong-headed — opinions....
  • Gewurztraminer: A grape like no other

    Gewurztraminer: A grape like no other
    The white wine grape gewurztraminer is a world of its own. No other grape, when made into a wine, can boast that it has perfume and flavor as fierce as gewurztraminer's — of rose petals and orange blossoms, litchi fruit, citrus and bergamot peel,...
  • Italian wines demand food at table

     Italian wines demand food at table
    When you taste Italian wines by themselves, away from food, you may be disappointed. If any theme is shared by such a diverse group of grapes and regions, it is leanness or austerity of style, like a beam of flavor focused, in this case, by acidity....
  • Verdugo Views: Tiny stone house played a big part in CV history

    Verdugo Views: Tiny stone house played a big part in CV history
    Italian immigrants Tommaso and Josephine Bonetto bought acreage in the still-wide-open Crescenta Valley in 1905 and with their two small sons, Bart and Tom, moved into a tiny one-room, stone house already on the property. The origin of the stone house is...
  • Restaurant review: Old, new find a place at Niche

    Restaurant review: Old, new find a place at Niche
    The west suburban Geneva restaurant Niche is a couple of months shy of its 8th birthday, but in the eyes of many of its devoted fans, it's a much older restaurant. Niche is the spiritual heir to 302 West, a brilliant contemporary-American restaurant run...
  • Spain's famed bull run festival begins in Pamplona

    Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival — a potent mix of adrenaline and alcohol-fueled celebrations that...