| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:38 PM
From: Cotes du Roussillon, France
Serve with: Lamb, beef, roast poultry
With the price of such great red wines as Chateauneuf-du-Pape heading to the sky, wine lovers have good reason to consider some of the less storied regions of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:09 PM
If Sicily were a free-standing nation (which, on occasion, it seems to believe that it is), it would rank seventh in worldwide wine production, at around 160 million gallons a year. Though it is only one of 20 Italian winemaking regions, it produces 15...
| Dec 29, 2014
New year, new beginnings. New to wine?
I gather that weekly readers of this column are not new to wine. But a question that I receive with some frequency — "Hey, Bill, where do I start?" — does come from those who are.
So, I ask you...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Michael Twelftree, the proprietor and managing director of Two Hands Wines in Australia's Barossa Valley, describes the experience of tasting a red wine this way: "The fruit is the engine and railcars; the acidity is the rails; and the tannins are the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM
After our son Colin was born, in January 1983, I began a search for a red wine that I could buy from that year, then cellar for a while and begin drinking for special occasions in his life.
Worldwide, the vintage of 1983 was spotty. Some nice Tuscans...
| 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 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 4, 2015
| 11:34 AM
You’ve heard of Slow Food, right? It's the movement, founded by Carlo Petrini and a group of activists in the 1980s, that celebrates farm-to-table cuisine in Italy and all over the world. And since Piedmont, where Slow Food was born, is home to...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months.
Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...