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  • Do screw caps affect how wine ages?

    Do screw caps affect how wine ages?
    Q: Does wine in screw top bottles age as well as wine in bottles with a cork? —Andrew Maselli, Chicago A: Knowing there's rarely a simple answer when it comes to wine, I reached out to an expert at the University of California at Davis and asked...
  • A former Patina sommelier on why he loves Paso Robles wines

    A former Patina sommelier on why he loves Paso Robles wines
    Head sommelier at Patina for a decade, Chris Meeske opened Mission Wines — with his former boss Joachim Splichal as investor — in 2004. Meeske says people like to joke, telling him, “You were a sommelier before it was cool to be a...
  • Restaurantes de Florida: Como en Inglaterra y España

    Patio Tapas and Wine (205 SE First Ave., Boca Ratón, 561-419-7239, PatioTapasAndBeer.com) Después de trabajar con el reconocido chef José Andrés en The Bazaar en California y Miami Beach, Bryant Fajardo, con su esposa Nathalia, acaba de abrir su propio...
  • Whining about wine while trying to buy it

    "Make sure you get some wine to take to the Gladstones' party," Sue told me as I went out the door to run a few errands. Oh, great. Dump all the wine decisions on me. It's a lose-lose situation. First, how much to spend? The Gladstones will spend a lot...
  • Hathaway-Sycamores chapter to host fundraiser

    Hathaway-Sycamores chapter to host fundraiser
    The Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be hosting its annual wine-tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The “Wines of the Pacific Northwest” event will be held at the La Cañada...
  • What wine pairs with lamb? Tempranillo from Spain's Ribera del Duero

    What wine pairs with lamb? Tempranillo from Spain's Ribera del Duero
    In Spain, eating lamb, and especially milk-fed and suckling lamb, is practically a religion. Usually it's quartered and roasted in a big terra cotta cazuela in a dome-shaped, wood-burning oven, emerging so tender you can cut the meat with a spoon. That'...
  • Dining out: Excellent Parisian fare at Grapes well worth the wait

    Dining out: Excellent Parisian fare at Grapes well worth the wait
    Not much shocks me anymore, but I have to say that finding a table at Grapes Wine Bar on a Friday night (they don't take reservations) was a jaw-dropper. Of course, it was the only empty table in the place. But not wanting to look a gift horse in the...
  • 3 California rosés to jumpstart the warm weather wine season

    3 California rosés to jumpstart the warm weather wine season
    Handed a glass of rosé on a warm afternoon, even diehard red wine fanciers are prone to succumb to the charms of a pink wine.  Rosé has traditionally been relegated to the summer months, but forget the rules. If any place on earth has the climate for...
  • Wine, etc.: St. John's grad Rory Williams' Calder wine worth seeking out

    Wine, etc.: St. John's grad Rory Williams' Calder wine worth seeking out
    Who would have thought that a small liberal arts college in Annapolis would be an incubator for aspiring winemakers? Alumni from the 450-student St. John's College craft some of the most prestigious wines made in California. Warren Winarski of Stags...
  • Tasting of the Week: Williams Selyem Pinots at the Wine Country

    Tasting of the Week: Williams Selyem Pinots at the Wine Country
    The Wine Country in Signal Hill has one of the most robust wine tasting programs around. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old shop is holding a Williams Selyem Pinot Noir tasting that’s been long in the making. Rarely available retail, these wines ...
  • Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass

     Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass
    In the beginning, wine was like ice cream; there was only chocolate and vanilla — aka cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When people wanted a red wine, they asked for cabernet. When they wanted white wine, for chardonnay. This lasted for years....