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  • Best Liquor Store

    Best Liquor Store
    1) Turnpike Spirit Shop & Wine Emporium 1838 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield (203) 335-9063     2) Total Wine & More   3) Black Rock Wine & Spirits      
  • Best Wine Selection (Store)

    Best Wine Selection (Store)
    1) Turnpike Spirit Shop & Wine Emporium 1838 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield (203) 335-9063 2) Total Wine & More   3) Black Rock Wine & Spirits    
  • More Than 50 Wineries On Long Island Wine Trail

    More Than 50 Wineries On Long Island Wine Trail
    A short ferry ride from New London to Orient Point leads visitors to lush farmland with views of the ocean.  The Long Island Wine Trail has been growing since the 1970s and sports more than fifty wineries and 3000 acres of vines.   The vineyards are...
  • Wines that worked with grilled cheese

    Wines that worked with grilled cheese
    The wines that came to the grilled cheese party: 2013 Dragonette Cellars Rosé "Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara" ($22) Inspired by Bandol rosés, Dragonette's rosé is now so popular it is allocated. One reason may be the meticulous vineyard management:...
  • Dragonette Cellars' Brandon Sparks-Gills pairs wines, grilled cheese

    Dragonette Cellars' Brandon Sparks-Gills pairs wines, grilled cheese
    Bread or wine? It's a question Brandon Sparks-Gills wrestled with for a few years. He was fascinated by both, and, for a time in Colorado, he split his days between baking and viticulture. That meant getting up in the middle of the night to be at his...
  • With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside

     With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside
    The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is. The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
  • An app points the way to restaurants with corkage policies

    An app points the way to restaurants with corkage policies
    How timely. Just after my column on corkage fee policies in restaurants went live, I got an email from the developer of a smartphone app called CorkageFee. Presumably, this is the app for wine buffs who drive around with a case of wine in their trunks,...
  • Chao: Authentic Dim Sum For Lunch

    Chao: Authentic Dim Sum For Lunch
    It was on another occasion of an all day photoshoot in New Haven that a coworker and I decided to visit Chao Restaurant & Wine Bar. Because these monthly shoots offered a great chance to try new lunch spots, we hadn't yet taken our lunch meal to Chao, a...
  • 3 not-to-miss wine and food events

    3 not-to-miss wine and food events
    Spring has just about sprung, so it may be time to get out for some food and wine events. Mark your calendars for this trio of wine and food events. If you haven’t already secured tickets for the 36th (!) annual Food Fare in Santa Monica, which ...
  • Sample wines from California to Italy on Sunset magazine's wine cruise

    Sample wines from California to Italy on Sunset magazine's wine cruise
    Sunset magazine's inaugural wine cruise is as much about what happens on board as it is about the ports of call. The Western lifestyle magazine has selected four Mediterranean countries to visit during a weeklong sailing in August. Food editor Margo...
  • Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room

    Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room
    Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is busting out in tasting rooms. The latest to open is Santa Barbara Wine Collective, the first communal tasting room on the city’s Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone, if you're not among the initiated, is neither a...