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  • One Wild Ride: Exploring Santa Cruz's wine country

    On the continuum of things that make no sense to me, spitting good wine into a tin bucket falls somewhere between intelligent design and every David Lynch film I have ever seen. And so, even though "spitters" would crucify me for it during my eight-hour...
  • A dry-sodas taste test

    Taste-testing dry sodas We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
  • Artisan offers sharp urban style in homey Paso Robles

    Artisan offers sharp urban style in homey Paso Robles
    WITH several hotels in the works, plus a new luxe lodging where guests are offered a horse and carriage to take them to their dinner restaurant, Paso Robles seems slated to become the Healdsburg of the Central Coast wine country, a picturesque and...
  • Five great Santa Barbara vineyards to watch

    Pick up a bottle of Santa Barbara County wine and, if it costs more than $25, it's likely to have the name of a vineyard on the label -- a designation that tells you where the grapes were grown. Since almost all the region's better wines designate the...
  • Priorat: the next big red

    Priorat: the next big red
    Priorat, the boutique wine region southwest of Barcelona known for its distinctive, staggeringly expensive red wines, is coming of age. The number of wineries here has nearly doubled in five years, acres of new vineyards are being planted, and even the...
  • A Santa Barbara wine country picnic

    A Santa Barbara wine country picnic
    The dusky leaves of the gnarled live oaks undulate in the breeze, and acres of Syrah and Grenache and Sangiovese vines stretch out before you. A couple of cows make slow progress down the golden hills in the distance; there's the faint music of a...
  • Provisions on the way to the wine country

    Forgot the bread? Need to pick up a couple of cheeses or some ripe fruit? Here are our favorite spots for filling in the gaps on the way to your wine country picnic. Or maybe you forgot to cook? No worries; many of these shops offer everything you'll...
  • DATEBOOK 10/22/08: Sample the goodies at Los Angeles Wine Tasting's wine pairing evening

    DATEBOOK 10/22/08: Sample the goodies at Los Angeles Wine Tasting's wine pairing evening
    FRIDAY Wine, cheese and chocolate: Indulge in tasty couplings of wine and cheese during Los Angeles Wine Tasting's wine pairing event. Spice up the relationship with the unique flavors of Valrhona chocolates. 7 to 9 p.m., Miele Showroom, 189 N. Robertson...
  • From Slovenia? Wild, wild wines

    "ANARCHIC" winemakers. Tiny ancient vineyards. Wines aged in clay jugs. Sacrilegious blends -- Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the ever-widening world of wine, Slovenia -- the Central European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and...
  • Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer

    Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer
    MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers? Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
  • Cheese and wine tasting at Foundry on Melrose

    Cheese and wine tasting at Foundry on Melrose
    TODAY Cheese and wine tasting: Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop hosts; the Foundry on Melrose's Julie Christen suggests pairings with wines. 7 p.m., the Foundry on Melrose, 7465 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 651-0915, reservations recommended. www....