| Sep 22, 2010
Jean-Charles Boisset is the wine world equivalent of a star chef. Handsome, successful, globe-trotting and visionary — and wed last year to another wine star, Gina Gallo — he is intent on making distinctive wine at all price points. The French...
| Sep 30, 2010
Days after record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the 2010 wine grape harvest has officially lurched into gear, weeks later than normal, kicking off the final acts of one of the strangest California vintages in recent memory....
| Oct 10, 2010
In an era when a movie ticket routinely costs $11 or more, finding any kind of thrill for less than $10 gets harder and harder. So let's thank our stars for national and state parks. If you assume two travelers per car, plenty of parks fit our frugal-...
| Aug 11, 2010
A limited edition wine will be released Sunday in honor of Burbank native Randy Rhoads, who was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot before he was killed in a plane crash while on tour with Osbourne in 1982.
The Rhoads special edition 2005...
| Aug 15, 2010
I had been reluctant to try in-flight Wi-Fi because of the cost, but when I found a discount that cut the fee to $7.46 on a recent American Airlines flight, I tried the service and liked it. And the connection seemed faster than my DSL at home.
| Aug 18, 2010
Family and friends toasted guitar legend Randy Rhoads on Sunday during a release party for a Cabernet Sauvignon that bears his name.
Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot before he was killed in a plane crash while on tour...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2010
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Much of Iceland sits on active volcanic zones. In fact, that is why the country is known as the land of fire and ice. In those volcanic areas, when ground water flows down into the cracks of the Earth's surface and encounters hot or molten rock, it either...
| Jun 30, 2010
The California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort has an amazing menu and equally amazing views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom and the spectacular nighttime fireworks over Cinderella's Castle. The Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli is a longtime...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2010
The grape-growing Gallo brothers, Ernest and Julio, learned the craft of commercial winemaking by reading old pamphlets in a California library basement before they began making wines in 1933.
Another set of brothers, Matt and Chris Moersch, have been...