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  • With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside

     With 'Sonoma Coast' on label, hard to tell what's inside
    The entire reason for a wine's appellation, or the name of the place where the grapes are grown that make the wine, is to tell you what kind of wine it is. The name may be significant because it is narrow and tells a lot; "Napa Valley" certainly is....
  • What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas

     What oak brings to your wine: Tannin, flavors, aromas
    The ancient Celts were a people of the forest. They used a lot of wood in their daily lives, for housing, cookery and art. Sometime around the 5th century B.C., they came up with an ingenious new way with wood; they formed it into barrels, for storing...
  • Lambrusco, the wine your parents sneered at, is now hot

     Lambrusco, the wine your parents sneered at, is now hot
    The nicest thing about recommending wine to Gen Xers and Gen Yers is that they don't have ear lids. Tell them that riesling is the world's greatest white wine grape and they say, "OK, cool; so show me." You hand them a glass of well-made Mosel; they...
  • 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,...
  • All About Food: Costa Mesa store follows owner's passion for wine

    All About Food: Costa Mesa store follows owner's passion for wine
    Laguna Beach resident Nancy Milby gave up a career in the corporate world to follow her passion for food and wine. She opened the Laguna Culinary Institute in 2001 under the direction of the highly qualified chef Laurent Brazier. As the small school...
  • Lehigh Valley food events include spring on the Berks County Wine Trail, Fountain Hill Bacchanalia XII

    Lehigh Valley food events include spring on the Berks County Wine Trail, Fountain Hill Bacchanalia XII
    CELEBRATE SPRING ON THE BERKS WINE TRAIL 1 The Berks County Wine Trail will celebrate the arrival of spring at its member wineries on April 18 and 19. The weekend will feature wine and charcuterie pairings. The event is free but some of the wineries...
  • Wine, etc.: Arsenic in California wine? Fear not

    Wine, etc.: Arsenic in California wine? Fear not
    The Internet has been abuzz lately over a recent report that a lot of California wine contains high levels of arsenic. Arsenic conjures memories of Agatha Christie and other classic novels where arsenic is to blame for a character's death. So, it sets off...
  • Avon, Farmington Firefighters Hold Fundraiser For Training Facility

    Avon, Farmington Firefighters Hold Fundraiser For Training Facility
    AVON — Firefighters in Avon and Farmington will hold a wine tasting later this month they hope will help them reach their fundraising goal for a new live-fire training facility they want to build. The facility would be used jointly by the fire...