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  • A former Patina sommelier on why he loves Paso Robles wines

    A former Patina sommelier on why he loves Paso Robles wines
    Head sommelier at Patina for a decade, Chris Meeske opened Mission Wines — with his former boss Joachim Splichal as investor — in 2004. Meeske says people like to joke, telling him, “You were a sommelier before it was cool to be a...
  • Bacchanalia at airport hangar draws food, wine fans

    Bacchanalia at airport hangar draws food, wine fans
    It was clear from the size of the crowd that not even Florida weather could discourage food and wine mavens from Boca Bacchanal's first tasting party in a hangar at the Boca Raton Airport. An unexpected storm blew through, just as the Bacchanalia was...
  • Restaurantes de Florida: Como en Inglaterra y España

    Patio Tapas and Wine (205 SE First Ave., Boca Ratón, 561-419-7239, PatioTapasAndBeer.com) Después de trabajar con el reconocido chef José Andrés en The Bazaar en California y Miami Beach, Bryant Fajardo, con su esposa Nathalia, acaba de abrir su propio...
  • Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today

     Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today
    Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th century, who steered the world's taste in sparkling wine from sweet to drier styles — a preference...
  • Three stops for tastings on a Malibu wine tour

    Three stops for tastings on a Malibu wine tour
    Just three Malibu wineries have tastings rooms open on a regular basis right now. Bring a sweater or jacket (even in summer, the breeze can be chilly in the late afternoon) and, if you can, a designated driver. The charge for a flight of small pours of...
  • Vineyards soak up the sun in the 'Napa-bu' hills

    Vineyards soak up the sun in the 'Napa-bu' hills
    Not everyone can own a swell ranch on Point Dume with views of the Pacific or call a double-wide in one of those sun-drenched Malibu trailer parks home. For surfers and hikers, Malibu is paradise. And if you don't like the beach and aren't into shopping...
  • 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...
  • 5 wines to pick up for dinner from Costco

    5 wines to pick up for dinner from Costco
    Out of time and can’t get to your local wine shop to pick up a few bottles for dinner? If you're already at Costco — buying shrimp or a skirt steak or even a storage shed — you could head to the wine section for one of these bottles,...
  • Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass

     Viognier rides wave of record vineyard growth into your glass
    In the beginning, wine was like ice cream; there was only chocolate and vanilla — aka cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When people wanted a red wine, they asked for cabernet. When they wanted white wine, for chardonnay. This lasted for years....
  • Hathaway-Sycamores chapter to host fundraiser

    Hathaway-Sycamores chapter to host fundraiser
    The Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be hosting its annual wine-tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The “Wines of the Pacific Northwest” event will be held at the La Cañada...
  • Whining about wine while trying to buy it

    "Make sure you get some wine to take to the Gladstones' party," Sue told me as I went out the door to run a few errands. Oh, great. Dump all the wine decisions on me. It's a lose-lose situation. First, how much to spend? The Gladstones will spend a lot...