| 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...
| 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...
| 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.)
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 1:59 AM
Employers should have the right to dismiss an employee if that worker’s pot problem is affecting the work performance, even if that person only smokes medical marijuana away from work.
A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, a Democrat who represents Marin...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 11:44 AM
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
| 3:18 PM
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...