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  • Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir

    Wine of the Week: 2007 Mountford 'Liaison' Pinot Noir
      What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot'
      2009 Francesco Rinaldi Dolcetto d'Alba 'Roussot' Francesco Rinaldi, one of the oldest and most traditional estates in Piedmont, is known for its classic Barolo. Those who prize the elegance and earthiness of Piedmontese reds should search out Rinaldi'...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Movie review: "Viva Riva!"

    Movie review: "Viva Riva!"
    The best crime sagas are stories sparked by the thrill of shortsighted dreams that ultimately lead to a violent, messy end. Congolese writer-producer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's feature debut "Viva Riva!" is one such gangster drama, a nastily...
  • Movie review: 'Trollhunter'

    Movie review: 'Trollhunter'
    From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • Sparkling rosés, perfect for summer

    Sparkling rosés, perfect for summer
    If you believe as I do that more than any other type of wine, rosé is a mood, then your average sparkling rosé represents a very good mood indeed. Sparkling rosés are part of an ever-growing class of wines in pursuit of a cheery disposition, seizing on...
  • A selection of sparking rosé wines

    A selection of sparking rosé wines
    Here's where to find some of the wines mentioned in this article: Nonvintage Louis Bouillot Crémant "Perle d'Aurore" Brut Rosé available at Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; Du Vin Wine & Spirits, West Hollywood, (310) 855-...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du Rhône 'Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du Rhône 'Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs'
      Like their brethren here, sommeliers in France are making their own wines. One is Marc Besnardeau, a Paris sommelier, who married Mireille Farjon and became a vigneron. Her family estate, Domaine Les Grands Bois in Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, has vines...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'
      Brian Loring has a self-proclaimed obsession with Pinot Noir. From a workaday facility in Lompoc on the Central Coast, he makes half a dozen single-vineyard Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is a mixture of several vineyard lots and is a great argument...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia
      2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia In search of a wine to bring to a special dinner? How about the latest vintage of Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, the second wine of the famous Super Tuscan estate Tenuta di Ornellaia in Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast?...