| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:51 PM
It's time for their big debut.
The first wines of the new vintage will be celebrated by members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail during Nouveau Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Nouveau wines are released within weeks of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:03 AM
If there's one headline to be gleaned from Next's announcement of its 2015 menu, it's this: They're comparably affordable to previous iterations of the shape-shifting West Loop restaurant (953 W. Fulton Market).
The base price for menus past (not...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:38 PM
From: Cotes du Roussillon, France
Serve with: Lamb, beef, roast poultry
With the price of such great red wines as Chateauneuf-du-Pape heading to the sky, wine lovers have good reason to consider some of the less storied regions of...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word.
It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles.
But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Matthew Kenney, the chef and author behind Santa Monica's plant-based restaurant M.A.K.E., will open Plant Food and Wine on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice in early 2015. The restaurant will open in the space now occupied by Axe.
The restaurant will...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It doesn't take much for a steakhouse to make me happy; properly cooked prime and better-than-average wine will do the trick. But great steakhouses are rare. RPM Steak, which is all of 3 months old, is a great steakhouse.
Like its sibling, RPM Italian,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Wine is not always the answer when it comes to bringing a gift to the host or hostess of a dinner party. So many occasions over the holidays demand a heartfelt offering of some sort that it’s smart to keep a stash of suitable items on hand, so you...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The world's wine cork producers want you to know they're sorry.
Two hundred fifty years of market dominance may have left a whiff of complacency. They didn't always listen to your gripes about cork taint — that awkward moment when you pop open...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Never has the hole of a doughnut tasted so delicious.
Priorat, a wee winemaking area of only 4,500 acres, some 70 miles southwest of Barcelona, Spain, is completely encircled by another winemaking region, Montsant. Montsant wines have their partisans,...