| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Postcard from Hawaii: The joy of poi...
| Mar 20, 2012
Nathan L. Chroman, a Beverly Hills attorney and wine enthusiast who wrote an influential weekly column for the Los Angeles Times during the rise of the California wine industry in the 1970s and '80s, has died. He was 83.
Chroman, who contracted polio...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:16 PM
There were some questionable decisions made in the food and beverage industry last week and their consequences are still being felt Monday. Belvedere Vodka posted an ad that horrified customers with an implied rape scene while a Georgia steakhouse based a...
| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products.
Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:48 PM
The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy hasn&...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Starbucks Coffee Co. will buy Teavana Holdings Inc. for $620 million in cash as the coffee giant powers deeper into the tea market.
The $15.50-a-share price is lower than the $17 a share at which Teavana was priced for its public debut last July. The...
| Nov 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
For wine aficionados, 1976 was a revolutionary year. Not only were Americans celebrating 200 years of independence, but a little wine contest held in France also ushered in an exciting new era in wine consumption and culture. The Judgment in......
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Fiji Water Co., the imported bottled water firm owned by Beverly Hills entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick, has acquired one of San Luis Obispo Countyâs oldest and most popular boutique wineries, Justin Vineyards & Winery. The deal, which closed...
| Dec 1, 2011
Four students are standing over a hot stove in the creamery of the Institute of Domestic Technology on a late-October Sunday at the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena. Each one is manning a hand-cranked Whirley-Pop popcorn popper filled not with popcorn but...