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  • Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir
    A glorious full-bodied, velvety Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley that tastes of Santa Rosa plums, sweet spices and a smidgen of earth. Just smell the bouquet: It tells you volumes about the wine. The 2012 is a big Pinot, 14.4% alcohol, but it's so...
  • Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'

    Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'
    Despite a drought and a 6.0 earthquake, the 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest is going to be "another early and excellent quality year." That's the word from the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade group of some 500 wineries. According to their...
  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

    The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem
    Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant. Getting sick finally made it happen. "For years I talked to my husband about wanting to own an Italian restaurant," said Letourneau, who with her husband...
  • Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons

    Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons
    Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach is hosting a special five-course prix fixe dinner honoring the wines of Tuscan producer Cantine Olivi on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines. Michael's chef David...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • Wine review: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi 'Furore Bianco'

    Wine review: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi 'Furore Bianco'
    The hamlet of Furore hangs off Italy's Amalfi Coast, the air scented with lemon, sea and salt. And in that rocky place is the small Marisa Cuomo winery, with cellars built into the limestone. Whenever I open a bottle of her Furore Bianco, a blend of...
  • A Californian wine bar opens in London

    A Californian wine bar opens in London
    In April, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné and eight of the winemakers featured in his 2013 book, “The New California: a Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste,” held a tasting for the British wine press...
  • Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Napa Valley red for charity

    Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine debut a Napa Valley red for charity
    How good would it feel to spend $60 on a bottle of high-end Napa Valley red and know that half the profits were going to feeding Los Angeles homeless families? That’s what Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw and ONEHOPE Wine are counting on...
  • Goosefoot Food & Wine now open

    Goosefoot Food & Wine now open
    Goosefoot, one of Chicago's most highly praised fine-dining BYOB restaurants, has made it a little easier to get the perfect wines for Chris Nugent's multi-course dinners. Goosefoot Food & Wine (2654 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-942-7522), a retail shop...
  • Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Ramen Battle 6 Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558 Try noodles prepared by chefs Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate and Bill Kim of Urban Belly and Belly Q and vote for your favorite. You'll also get a draft cocktail and soft-serve ice cream. 4-9...