Wine and Wineries

When is a Zin not a Zin?

For a wine to be called Zinfandel or any other varietal name, it must contain at least 75% wine from that grape. Historic vineyards that planted Zin with a mix of other grapes for balance can’t use the varietal on their labels.

Fess Parker dies at 85; actor played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV

Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and

Brides could be walking down the vineyard aisle

After the fall: The stories of three niche wine makers

The story of Garretson Wines, Sauvignon Republic and Havens Winery.

Zinfandel wine tasting in Newport Beach

About 40 wineries will be pouring at the event, which will be held April 18 at the Palm Garden at the Island Hotel.

So many wineries, so little time

Albariño: Spain's hidden wine treasure

Good deals go fast on wine websites

A Champagne (or sparkling wine) for every occasion

Walla Walla wineries: a place for exciting reds

West Coast brewers pick up the distilling spirit

UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap

Sauvignon Republic: a Sauvignon Blanc specialist

Memoirs by recent wine authors

Cabernet Franc wines from France, Napa and Columbia Valley

A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA

Young Winos: The Millennial generation is a thirsty one

Pinot Noir: Spreading the wealth

In Napa, deus ex machina?

A Santa Barbara wine country picnic

In the Anderson Valley, slow is beautiful

Napa Valley medieval: Castello di Amorosa

A wine region whose roads are less traveled

Garden of Eden, uncorked

Walla Walla: A little Napa in 'nowhere'

Bonding: $400 a bottle