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  • Where to drink Champagne this weekend -- with 5 kinds of bacon

    Where to drink Champagne this weekend -- with 5 kinds of bacon
    When bacon freaks and Santa Monica’s Wine Expo get together for a tasting, it can be as wacky as this: five different bacons paired with the same number of Champagnes -- and we’re not talking cheap bubbly, but the real thing. It happens...
  • Food and wine events in Hampton Roads crowd the end of April calendar

    Food and wine events in Hampton Roads crowd the end of April calendar
    During this last week of April, several food and wine events beckon you for some great tasting and sipping and the opportunity to help various charities. Here's a lineup of activities for you to consider. Check before you go as some events sell out....
  • An app that shows you Napa Valley's organic wines and wineries

    An app that shows you Napa Valley's organic wines and wineries
    It's Earth Day. And for anyone who cares about the environment, the app “Organically Napa: A Tasting and Touring Guide,” reveals just how many Napa Valley wineries are farming organically — and how and when to visit. Pam Strayer of...
  • Wine, etc.: Looking for really dry Italian sparkling wine? Take them for a test

    Wine, etc.: Looking for really dry Italian sparkling wine? Take them for a test
    A regular reader of this column recently wrote to ask for recommendations for a dry prosecco. He and his wife had become big fans of the Italian sparkling wine but preferred something drier than what he was finding on the shelf. He had stumbled onto a...
  • José Andrés brings massive Goliath wine bottles to Vegas

    José Andrés brings massive Goliath wine bottles to Vegas
    Maybe you’ve had wine poured from a magnum in the early days at Chi Spacca, when the then-wine director had a thing for the double bottles. (Wine ages better in larger bottles than small ones.) Or maybe you’ve attended some swell wine event or...
  • Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar brings Mediterranean chain to the Lehigh Valley

    Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar brings Mediterranean chain to the Lehigh Valley
    Can’t afford a Mediterranean cruise? That’s OK. Neither can I. Fortunately, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar began serving tasty creations from Greece, Tunisia and other countries bordering the picturesque sea Sunday at the former site of Mangos...
  • 8 hot spots for wines by the glass around L.A.

    8 hot spots for wines by the glass around L.A.
    A.O.C. — When the original A.O.C. opened in 2002, it was one of the first dedicated wine bars in L.A., with 50 wines by the glass. With the recent move farther west on 3rd Street, co-owner and wine director Caroline Styne pared the list down to 30...
  • New Mediterranean restaurant puts modern twist on old world food

    New Mediterranean restaurant puts modern twist on old world food
    Can't afford a Mediterranean cruise? That's OK. Neither can I. Fortunately, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is serving tasty creations from Greece, Tunisia and other countries bordering the picturesque sea beginning today at the former site of Mangos Coastal...
  • What winemaker Steve Matthiasson is drinking now

    What winemaker Steve Matthiasson is drinking now
    Grape grower, vineyard consultant and winemaker Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson in Napa Valley is a bona fide member of the new wave of California winemakers. But he still has a soft spot for Burgundy. Recently, he had a premier cru Volnay from...
  • Tasting of the Week: Wally's Napa/Sonoma All-Stars on Sunday

    Tasting of the Week: Wally's Napa/Sonoma All-Stars on Sunday
    Sunday afternoon is reserved for the annual Wally's Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. This is the chance to taste wines from nearly 150 top California wineries. Most have their winemakers or...
  • Wine by the glass, done right, can be better than a bottle

    Wine by the glass, done right, can be better than a bottle
    How often do you run into a friend and decide to have a glass of wine together? Depending on where you go, you could get something incredibly delicious and surprising, or something uninspiring — or mediocre and overpriced. It's no secret that...