| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
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.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
'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.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Bringing flowers or wine to a dinner party is a major "don't" — while coming to a bash with a pasta colander can be welcomed with open arms. Learn the "do's" and "don'ts" of host-gifting from the pros before the holiday entertaining season is in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Here are some of the best wines from Graham Tatomer. The Rieslings can be found at K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, www.wallywine.com; and the Wine House in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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....
| Nov 8, 2014
Corner Bistro & Wine Bar has been open more than three years, long enough to earn itself a place of honor in the hearts and stomachs of the residents of Ridgely's Delight, a triangular-shaped neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore within shouting distance of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Doris Italian Market & Bakery in Coral Springs is planning a food and wine tasting Friday night to benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.
Admission to the Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tasting event costs $29.95 and includes a $10 store credit. A...