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  • List of wines cited in lawsuit as having high arsenic levels

    The 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit this week as having dangerously high levels of arsenic came from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels. Some of the labels included several different types of wine, such as...
  • Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting
    A class action lawsuit in California claims that some of the Golden State’s wines are contaminated with arsenic that far exceed federal levels. So far, it looks like only the cheap stuff is affected, the kind of wine I drink. In fact, one of the...
  • Journalist Who Embraced Life With Gusto

    Jazz, theater, baseball, well-cooked food, great writing, red wine: Ron Georgeff embraced them all the way he embraced life, with gusto, good taste and sensitivity — and an eye for a bargain. He made friends and kept them for life, and...
  • Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

    Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under such labels as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents. The industry group Wine Institute dismissed...
  • Uncork your curiosity to find the wines you love

    Uncork your curiosity to find the wines you love
      A friend, deep into wine, once told me his father used to drink just one wine: Georges du Boeuf Beaujolais. Every night. I know someone else who orders two cases of rosé to last the entire summer. And that's the only wine she drinks. She doesn't...
  • What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas

     What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas
    The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood; they formed it into barrels, for storing...
  • Hangover-free wine may soon be here

    Hangover-free wine may soon be here
    To put it lightly, wine hangovers are the worst thing ever. After polishing off a bottle of your favorite red, the next morning is a foggy haze of nausea, a headache that may or may not split your forehead open, and an unshakable feeling that your...
  • RPM Steak's Richard Hanauer receives sommelier honor

    RPM Steak's Richard Hanauer receives sommelier honor
    Sommelier Richard Hanauer is well-known locally for his work at the former L2O restaurant and, currently, at RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990). Now he's known nationwide. Hanauer is one of only seven named to Food & Wine magazine's 2015...
  • Ladies of lager gravitate to beer careers

    DETROIT Onetime registered nurse and Detroit-area home brewer Annette May is to the world of beer what a sommelier is to fine wine. May, 56, a native Australian, is a certified Cicerone (pronounced Siss-er-rown). The first woman to pass the U.S.-based...
  • 2015 could be a breakout year for fine wines

    The year 2015 should be good for U.S. wine fans, whether they're buying $100 California cabernet sauvignons or $6 grocery store jugs and boxes. That's my take on the Annual State of the Wine Industry Report for 2015 by Silicon Valley Bank, a high-tech...
  • Wine pairing dinners signal start of spring

    Wine pairing dinners signal start of spring
    Wine lovers have several enticing options for sampling an array of wine varietals at upcoming tastings and wine dinners taking place in early spring. Here’s a selection. A10 Hyde Park (1462 E. 53rd St., 773-288-1010) will host a French wine dinner...