| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:30 AM
June 24-25, Albert Lea, Minn.: 2011 National Red Power Round Up, Freeborn County Fairgrounds; Bruce Jensen, 507-383-3616.
June 24-26, Conde: Quasquicentennial June 2, parade at 10:30 a.m., Anything on Wheels car show noon to 2 p.m.; 605-382-5621 or...