| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Booze has saved my holidays more times than I can count. Not only has it livened up family gatherings, a bottle of whiskey or wine has been my go-to gift for friends, relatives and any last-minute folks on my Christmas checklist. Check out some highlights...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:05 PM
I think Bacchus Bar & Bistro is the kind of place we would all like to have in our neighborhood: casual and friendly with good food and live music at a reasonable decibel. It is located in the Quail Hill Village Center and has indoor and outdoor dining....
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:53 AM
1 Get your tickets now for Wine Wednesdays at SteelStacks, a new monthly series sponsored by South Italy Imports and ArtsQuest.
The series, at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, will include sampling sessions featuring wines from...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Wine is a food and, as such, our moods for it change with the seasons just as they do for the solid stuff we eat. A lot more rose and dry white is sold in summertime; this is the time of year for teeth-staining reds and fortified wines that can be too...
| Nov 4, 2014
A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: Part two, the north.
The Rhone is the second largest wine-producing region of France (after the Languedoc, its neighbor to the west). Eighty percent of its wine is red; 14 percent, pink; and 6, white.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:48 PM
For a place where beer and barbecue reign supreme, Texas has a wine scene that is catching up fast, becoming No. 5 in U.S. wine production.
Centered in this small town 77 miles west of Austin and 70 miles north of San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Ever been to a wine rave? Probably not. But Maxwell Leer and Adam Vourvoulis are hoping you’ll want to come to the one they’re giving at the downtown bar Honeycut on Thursday night. It starts at 11 p.m. And goes until closing. Expect DJs, glow...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:21 PM
WEST HARTFORD — The Exchange Club is holdings its 9th annual wine tasting fundraiser on Feb. 7.
"This event sells out every year due to its popularity and it is our most important fundraiser, so we look forward to the community supporting us again,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners tend to be deluxe, even sumptuous affairs. This crab-and-pasta preparation fits the bill. It would seem fitting to pair such fare with wines equally rich and opulent. But nuanced, aged reds or buttery, oaky...