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  • 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...
  • Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's

    Bestwinesonline goes bricks and mortar; a 60-minute wine class at Dominick's
    One of the leading discount wine websites is moving into the bricks-and-mortar world. And you're invited. On Saturday, Bestwinesonline is celebrating the opening of its retail shop in Santa Ana from noon to 5 p.m. Co-owners Tristen Beamon and Kyle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paso Harvest, Sweet & Savory Spectacular and Argentina Wine Tasting on the way

    Paso Harvest, Sweet & Savory Spectacular and Argentina Wine Tasting on the way
    There's never a dull moment on the SoCal food and wine scene. Here are three events coming up this week. We’ve been celebrating the harvest since August. The bounty continues with the Central Coast's annual Paso Harvest Wine Weekend this weekend....
  • Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg

    Weathered Vineyards makes a splash in Weisenberg
    When it comes to the country's great wine-making regions, one naturally thinks of Napa Valley in California, the Finger Lakes in New York and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. OK, that last one may be a stretch, but it may not be in the next several...
  • Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France

    Loire: Epicenter of white wines in France
    This month and next, I profile the wines made along the two great wine rivers of France, the Loire and the Rhone. Near Lyon, the two rivers pass within 30 miles of each other, flowing in opposite directions, the Loire to the north and the Rhone to the...
  • Sherry makes a comeback after a drought of interest

    Sherry makes a comeback after a drought of interest
    For years, sherry has been best known in the U.S. as a sticky sweet symbol of supposed elegance — the kind of thing a clueless bed-and-breakfast proprietor might leave in your room to let you know you were staying at a classy place. That, at least,...