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  • Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages

    Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages
    Autumn often brings bright blue skies streaked with sunshine and bedroom windows cracked open to catch the crisp evening air, inviting in the aroma of crackling fireplaces, pine needles and sweet crushed fruit — apples, pears and grape mashes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves

    Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves
    For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we're lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza...
  • 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...
  • Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'

    Early word on the 2014 harvest in Napa Valley? 'Early' and 'excellent'
    Despite a drought and a 6.0 earthquake, the 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest is going to be "another early and excellent quality year." That's the word from the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade group of some 500 wineries. According to their...
  • Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux

     Bordeaux style, outside Bordeaux
    Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long. But no...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem

    The Hidden Vine: A Modern Italian Gem
    Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant. Getting sick finally made it happen. "For years I talked to my husband about wanting to own an Italian restaurant," said Letourneau, who with her husband...
  • A Californian wine bar opens in London

    A Californian wine bar opens in London
    In April, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor Jon Bonné and eight of the winemakers featured in his 2013 book, “The New California: a Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste,” held a tasting for the British wine press...