| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It's hard to miss that songwriter and indie rocker Jenny Lewis just came out with her first album in six years, "The Voyager" — to rave reviews. She’s also got something else new, namely The Voyager wine, which will debut today exclusively...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut's largest wine festival returns this weekend, July 26 and 27, to the Goshen Fairgrounds, with wine tastings, food, crafts, wine seminars, live music and entertainment.
The two-day event features representatives from 11 participating...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Here are some of the wines from Southern California garagistes I enjoyed recently. Most are very limited production and available almost exclusively through the winery's e-commerce site, though you may occasionally turn up one or two at a forward-thinking...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:33 AM
The first garagiste wine I ever tasted was one Luciano Sandrone made in the basement-garage of his house on the outskirts of Barolo, Italy. He and his wife, Mariuccia, were pasting the labels on the bottles by hand. Though he had a day job then and not...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
1 For a different take on fast food, visit the Easton Farmers Market on Saturday for the annual Zucchini 500.
The annual event, now in its eighth year, pits racers against each other after they have carved their cars out of zucchini and...
| Jul 25, 2014
A few years ago, I got into something of a Twitter war with an aspiring sommelier. He'd tweeted about having been to a dinner party hosted by a wine collector, mentioning the bottles of expensive wine that the collector had served. I replied that the...
| Jul 24, 2014
Our club: Founded in 2008, the Windy City Wine and Book Club is a group of 18 fun-loving, passionate, career-oriented and diverse women.
How we got started: Our founding member, Anne Uible, decided to start the club shortly after graduating from the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by...
| Jul 29, 2014
Q: I want to know the best way to store cheese...soft cheeses, hard cheeses, etc..Every time I open up the cheese after getting it at the store, I can't wrap it the way they do and it ends up in a Ziploc bag. And can you freeze most cheeses or does it...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:12 PM
It was a good week for wine recognition for some of Chicago's top restaurants.
Wine Spectator magazine's announced its 2014 Restaurant Awards, and 52 Chicago restaurants were honored, including Tru (676 N. St. Clair St.), the only Chicago restaurant...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:23 PM
All day Tuesday, they came to the Grand Cru wine bar with swollen red eyes, hugging one another and trying to make sense of the loss of a good friend and boss.
They lifted a glass and reminisced about Nelson Carey, the genial and worldly publican of...