| Apr 8, 2009
2007 Pollerhof Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) is available at Larchmont Village Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699, and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com; about $10.
2007 Huber Grüner Veltliner is available at...
| Aug 5, 2009
Though Brunello di Montalcino has the big name, savvy wine buyers search out Rosso di Montalcino from top producers. Generally made from younger vines and aged less, Rosso is also much less expensive -- and often more pleasurable to drink than Brunello,...
| Apr 22, 2010
A remembrance of things past: a beautifully balanced Chianti Classico from the Fontodi estate in Panzano in Chianti, Italy. Tasting of black cherries, a little tobacco and cloves, this is an elegant, understated Chianti as it used to be made, a wine...
| Dec 16, 2009
Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions.
2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los...
| Dec 30, 2009
On the off chance that more revelers than previously announced show up on your doorstep New Year's Eve, now is the time to lay in some inexpensive sparkling wine. And if you don't use it all, there will be plenty of occasions later in the year.
| Jun 17, 2010
Here's where to find some of the wines mentioned in this story.
2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dr. Loosen Riesling "Eroica" (Columbia Valley) is available at Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com, and Wine...
| Dec 3, 2008
Sometimes you just get a hankering for a big, bold red, but that doesn't necessarily mean a wine that obliterates everything else on the table. Bold can also be elegant, which is exactly why I fell for the 2006 Bishop from Australia's Barossa Valley....
| May 14, 2008
Hard to believe that with the dollar having sunk so low against the euro, it's still possible to find a truly entrancing bottle of white burgundy for less than $30. Pierre-Yves Colin is producing an impressively polished Mercurey called "Les Vérissées."...
| Jan 9, 2008
Galicia, the Celtic region in the northwest corner of Spain, produces beguiling whites from the native Godello grape, which had almost disappeared until it was rediscovered in the 1970s. One of the best is Val de Sil from Bodegas Valdesil made from 100%...
| Jul 2, 2010
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âI rescued her. I was watching a friend's boxer, and I'd always wanted one, so she sent me to this dog fair in Brentwood. And this little one just ran out to me. It was just a spur-of-the-moment thing. I didn't think about it. But it's been the...
| Aug 10, 2010
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Stephen Hauptfuhr, the chef/owner of the new Echo Park raw retreat called Mooi, has long expressed an interest in community gardening and re-appropriating unused public land for such programs. Now he's working to realize some of his goals by using......