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  • Understanding French culture

    Understanding French culture
    I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine. But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Epcot: Add fruit and flour to the flower festival

    Epcot: Add fruit and flour to the flower festival
    Erin Youngs, vice president for Epcot, acknowledges that she's a foodie. But that's not the reason the theme park added 12 food kiosks to the mix at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Fest this year, she says. Those marketplaces with edibles...
  • Veneto reds boast a storied past

    Veneto reds boast a storied past
    Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
  • Bonny Doon founder is a punster d'vine

    Bonny Doon founder is a punster d'vine
    Randall Grahm is the legendary founder of California's Bonny Doon Vineyard, noted for creating delicious Rhone-style wines. He is an innovator not only in the vineyard, where he fearlessly experiments with different grape varieties, but also in the...
  • Sherry: A little secret no more

    Sherry: A little secret no more
    Psst! I've got a secret and, boy, am I eager to share it with you. It's one word, six letters. Sherry. Yep, sherry. And I'm not just talking about that cream stuff your grandmother sips daintily out of a wee glass cup. I'm talking sherry in all its...
  • Phil Vettel reviews Next

    Phil Vettel reviews Next
    I visited Next looking for greatness, and I found it. Next, the sequel restaurant from Grant Achatz of Alinea, is all of 19 days old, but it hums with the grace and confidence of a veteran. Which isn't completely surprising; Achatz, partner Nick Kokonas,...
  • New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer

    New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer
    A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures. City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
  • Music to my ears: Not!

     Music to my ears: Not!
    A freak for fitness, I decided the other day to concentrate on what trainers call the "core muscle groups," the very struts of the human body. In my case, the core muscles are the tongue and the schnitzel. The schnitzel is unfamiliar to many folks, but...
  • Vegan dishes and cabernet

    Vegan dishes and cabernet
    What's your favorite vegan entree with cabernet sauvignon? Sorry, it's a question always needing an answer here in California. — Terry Hall, Calistoga, Calif. What a great question, Terry. Given your gastronomic background — you were a...
  • 'Somm' review: Very little depth, with notes of total obliviousness

    'Somm' review: Very little depth, with notes of total obliviousness
    *1/2 (out of four) We’re all so busy, says master sommelier candidate Ian Cauble, “How often do you [stop] and smell something?” Um, there’s a reason Ferris Bueller emphasized looking around, not smelling. Who wants more free...