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  • Spanish adventure

    Spanish adventure
    PULL up a stool at Lou's, a wine bar that opened six weeks ago, sandwiched between a fluff-and-fold laundromat and a pawn shop near the corner of Melrose and Vine, and Lou Amdur can tell you all about Spanish wines. Rich Garnachas from Priorato and...
  • Spanish wines that everyone can afford

    The Times tasting panel met recently for a blind tasting of Spanish wines widely available at Los Angeles area retailers for $13 and less. Joining me on the panel were Food editor Leslie Brenner, Food columnist Russ Parsons and Randy Kemner, owner of...
  • Kyle Meyer's wine picks

    Kyle Meyer's wine picks
    So now that he's gotten used to drinking down, what is Kyle Meyer drinking at home? Spanish wines. The best values, he says, are in smaller, less-known regions — Jumilla and Campo de Borja, Calatayud or Montsant. "You dig out these little satellite...
  • Beaujolais grows up

    Beaujolais grows up
    As this country's wine tastes shift away from bombast toward more balanced efforts, let's imagine we could reduce that trend to a single wine from a single place. This wouldn't be a wine made to floor you, overpower you or incite some rapturous state....
  • Congeniality by the bottle

    It's the eternal question: What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner? Every year, the pundits of wine-and-turkey-matching put forth their picks: Zinfandel, they suggest perkily; after all, it's a native American grape. Or Riesling: A safe bet, since it's...
  • Planning your trip to Rioja, Spain

    Planning your trip to Rioja, Spain
    THE BEST WAY TO BILBAO, SPAIN From LAX, Air France, Lufthansa and British offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bilbao. Restricted round-trip fares range from $1109 to $1,480, including fees and taxes. Haro is about an hour's drive south of...
  • $75,000 a case? He's buying

    $75,000 a case? He's buying
    Dressed in scruffy jeans, a tight, gray T-shirt and cowboy boots, Rudy Kurniawan slid into a front-row seat at a Christie's Beverly Hills auction room. He didn't blend with the cashmere and Cole Haan crowd hoping to pick up a few bottles of rare and old...
  • Napa Valley for the whole family

    Napa Valley for the whole family
    Many Napa Valley wineries are beginning to welcome visits from families, and they're making a serious effort to keep the kids engaged. Lest we forget, wineries are farms, and in many cases they have farm animals, game birds, fish ponds, picnic grounds and...
  • More than 'Peanuts' in Santa Rosa

    More than 'Peanuts' in Santa Rosa
    Fifty miles north of San Francisco, straddling U.S. Highway 101, sits Santa Rosa, former home of Charles M. Schulz and the gang from "Peanuts." From the highway, as you boom past at 70 mph, Santa Rosa appears to be just another somewhere on the way to...
  • They'll be rockin' in the SLO wine country this weekend

    They'll be rockin' in the SLO wine country this weekend
    Coming up this weekend, SLO Wine Country’s Rockin’ Harvest Celebration. SLO, of course, stands for San Luis Obispo. That’s just up the coast and could be a day trip if you’re up for some driving (and bring along a designated...
  • Wine country travel: Two Central Coast wine events coming up

    Wine country travel: Two Central Coast wine events coming up
    Santa Rita Hills Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration Coming up soon — this Friday through Sunday — Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County. Go up for a day or the weekend. It kicks off...