| Apr 27, 2011
Chardonnay is the most ubiquitous fine wine grape grown on the globe. Wherever wine drinkers go, chardonnay wine was there before them. (Barring Bordeaux, where appellation law and local vainglory consign its wine to the shops.)
| Jan 6, 2011
| 3:17 PM
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better. And so it has become with many of our wines from (especially) California and Washington.
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better....
| May 17, 2011
| 8:22 AM
SAN DIEGO -- News that Palomar Mountain State Park is on a list of 70 locations around California slated for closure because of budget cuts has local businesses preparing for the worst.
The park could be shut down in July 2012, according to state parks...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:05 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Local boutique winery owner Gus DeFalco's low-cost wines have something in common with the big-dollar bottles produced in California's established wine-making regions: the same grapes.
DeFalco owns Orange Coast Winery, which...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns isn't one to easily lend his name to colognes, designer jeans, spaghetti sauce or any of the other entrapments that sometimes come with fame.
But when Tauck, a leading tour company for guided land journeys and small-ship...
| Jan 25, 2011
Q: Why are steakhouse steaks so good?
—John Corcoran, Sonoma, Calif.
A: My immediate response was: Because they simply are. Then I found a passage in "Steak Lover's Cookbook" by my old Tribune colleague, William Rice, that put the answer more...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:03 AM
PETALUMA, Calif. (KTLA) -- The 2011 'World's Ugliest Dog' has died.
Yoda, a 15-year-old Chinese-crested and Chihuahua mix died in her sleep Saturday.
The 1.8-pound mix won $1,000 after beating 29 other canine contestants at the competition in Petaluma,...
| Dec 5, 2010
When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel
Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world's foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to...
| Aug 22, 2007
These two lists -- the wines that won the most gold medals in American wine competitions in 2006 and the wines that have won multiple gold medals so far this year -- were developed by American Gold Medal Winners, an online service that...
| Oct 17, 2007
SPECTACULAR beaches, dramatic cliffs, amazing surf -- it's hard to feel sorry for Malibu. But if you love to eat out, life has dealt you the kind of hand that's landed you a spread on Broad Beach (or even a Thanksgiving week condo rental on the other side...
| Jun 11, 2008
AN EMOTIONAL ovation greeted chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea restaurant when he was named outstanding chef for 2007 at Sunday night's James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony in New York City. Achatz, known for his avant-garde cuisine drawing on...