| Jun 30, 2010
July Fourth: Rockets will scream through the darkening sky, sparklers will sputter and cherry bombs will pop in backyards all across the United States. Why not also celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine, a zinfandel from California's...
| Jul 7, 2010
Pinot noir is not the most popular red wine in the United States — even merlot outsells it almost 2-to-1, according to The Nielsen Co. But pinot noir is arguably the most chic grape in the vineyard, which may explain why the variety has proved so...
| May 19, 2010
Pardon the pun, but if anyone has reason to be merry these days, it's Merry Edwards. Her signature pinot noir wines from California's Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast continue to garner kudos and reviewers' points. Her sauvignon blanc enjoys a...
| Jun 22, 2010
Pork famously became "the other white meat" when the National Pork Board launched the slogan back in the 1980s. It's a term that's stuck — more than 90 percent of Americans recognize it today, according to Pamela Johnson of the board's Pork...
| Aug 23, 2010
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Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart.
They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
| Dec 6, 2006
What makes a great restaurant? An irresistible vibe, terrific food, attentive, professional service and a sense of style. There's no shortage of Los Angeles dining rooms that fit that description.
But there's a subset of great restaurants that's much...
| Sep 13, 2006
As my friends and I walk toward the entrance of the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills — yes, it really is off an alley — two couples push open the door, still deep in conversation. They're chatting about the grandchildren, about the last...
| Sep 27, 2006
Now that the summer crowds have thinned out, it's a great time for a road trip — and La Jolla, the beautiful little town on the coast just above San Diego, beckons. The light there is particularly gorgeous this time of year — golden, sparkling...
| Jun 28, 2009
Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90.
Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from...
| Oct 23, 2009
G. Patrick Ziemann, the former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa who resigned in 1999 amid sexual and financial scandals, has died. He was 68.
Ziemann died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a monastery in Arizona, said his brother, Joe.
The bishop gave...
| Nov 20, 2009
Jeanne-Claude, whose collaboration with her husband Christo in creating massive environmental works of art such as the 24-mile-long "Running Fence" in California in the 1970s attracted worldwide attention for decades, has died. She was 74.