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  • Wine Find: 2012 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon

    Wine Find:  2012 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon
    From: Cotes du Roussillon, France Price: $20 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...
  • Nero d'Avola is king in Sicily, but another red grape turning heads

     Nero d'Avola is king in Sicily, but another red grape turning heads
    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...
  • Resolved: This is the year you learn more about wine -- here's how

     Resolved: This is the year you learn more about wine -- here's how
    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...
  • What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?

     What is tannin? And what's it doing in your wine?
    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...
  • In the shadow of stellar vintages are great wines often overlooked

     In the shadow of stellar vintages are great wines often overlooked
    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...
  • Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks

    Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks
    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....
  • Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone

    Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone
    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...
  • Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015

    Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015
    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...
  • Slow Wine: A wine tasting and a book, now in English

    Slow Wine: A wine tasting and a book, now in English
    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...
  • Central Florida raises the bar on wine

    Central Florida raises the bar on wine
    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...
  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    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...