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  • Review: Koreatown's Saint Martha a shotgun marriage of opposites

    Review: Koreatown's Saint Martha a shotgun marriage of opposites
    Your opinion of Saint Martha, a cramped new bistro in a Koreatown mini-mall, will probably correlate pretty closely with your view on steak and oyster tartare, the default signature dish. The tartare appears on the short menu under the heading Rawesome....
  • Jay Z buys Armand de Brignac Champagne brand

    Jay Z buys Armand de Brignac Champagne brand
    Music mogul Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce, like expensive French bubbly. So much so that Jay Z decided to buy the Armand de Brignac champagne brand, which sells its bottles of champagne for $300 a pop.  Remember the Ace of Spades champagne Jay Z...
  • Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs

    Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs
    'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention. On Friday,...
  • The prestige of the northern Rhone

    The prestige of the northern Rhone
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: Part two, the north. The Rhone is the second largest wine-producing region of France (after the Languedoc, its neighbor to the west). Eighty percent of its wine is red; 14 percent, pink; and 6, white. The...
  • Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler

    Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler
    Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
  • Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates

    Pure Wine Cafe: Best Wine Tasting and Best Tapas/Small Plates
    Some nights are just made for a glass of wine, a bite to eat and great conversation. Those are the nights created for a trip to Pure Wine Cafe, Historic Ellicott City’s gem of a wine bar and restaurant.  Pure’s wine list is an intriguing mix...
  • Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions

     Southern Rhone: A look at the best wine regions
    A two-part look at the Rhone Valley: This week, the south. Rhone wines, 80 percent of which are red, have long been known for their strength and color. Their dramatic power is little equaled in French red wine. Winemakers and vineyards have been in...
  • Wines of Argentina make a strong showing

    Wines of Argentina make a strong showing
    Maybe I've been unlucky, but I've tasted so many indifferent Malbecs lately that the idea of attending a tasting of wines from Argentina didn't exactly set my heart racing. But I found myself, albeit somewhat reluctantly, last Wednesday at a trade and...
  • Tuscany's red wines provide a bounty of flavor

    Americans have a love affair with Tuscany, the beautiful Italian region of hearty wines and gourmet dining, of grass-covered meadows, castle-studded hilltops and cypress trees on the Mediterranean Sea. Long, rows of sangiovese grapevines snake around...
  • Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine

    Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine
    Central Florida is getting the first peek — and taste — of ocean-aged wine, a process that could revolutionize the industry. California winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez is overseeing the 2-year-old project in which barrel-fermented cabernet...
  • Orlando restaurant will be first to pop cork on ocean-aged wine

    Orlando restaurant will be first to pop cork on ocean-aged wine
    The new wave in wine making may be from something churning in the waters of Charleston harbor and Central Florida is getting the first peek. Guests at a small private dinner tonight at The Palm restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios will...