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  • It's harvest season: Head to Santa Barbara wine country to celebrate

    On Saturday afternoon, Mattei’s Tavern on the outskirts of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley will host a Harvest Celebration in collaboration with Terroir, a collection of wineries owned by Charles and Ali Banks. The historic tavern’s...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds

    The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds
    It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...
  • Chicago Gourmet Day 1: Perfection

    Chicago Gourmet Day 1: Perfection
    Though the capacity crowd meant long lines at some food pavilions and "sorry, we're full" apologies at a couple of seminars, the first day of Chicago Gourmet (which runs through Sunday) went off without a hitch. Perfect sunny weather, an efficient...
  • Letter: Tasting festival is returning Sept. 28

    The 12th annual La Caņada Flintridge Wine and Gourmet Food tasting is almost here. On Sunday, Sept. 28 at the La Caņada Flintridge Memorial Park beginning at 3 p.m. the tastings begin. Le Petit Vendome will once again have wineries and breweries pouring...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Tools of James Suckling's trade: black briefcase, 4 glasses, $8,500

    Tools of James Suckling's trade: black briefcase, 4 glasses, $8,500
    Picture yourself, wine aficionado, carrying this sleek, hand-crafted leather briefcase from Salvatore Ferragamo outfitted with Lalique crystal wineglasses. Nice.  Wine critic James Suckling of JamesSuckling.com (and before that, Wine Spectator’s...
  • Orphan wines worth recommending

    Orphan wines worth recommending
    About once a year I round up my orphans and give them room on this page. They're the wines that my tasting pals and I have sampled and liked, but that don't fit into any larger theme or subject that I might be writing on. It's a loss for you if I can'...
  • 10 things you might not know about wine

    10 things you might not know about wine
    Last Sunday, a front-page Tribune story examined the friendship of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and included a photo of them each carrying a bottle of wine during a 2010 outing in Montana. The wine held by...