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  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine de la Charmoise 'M. de Marionnet' Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine de la Charmoise 'M. de Marionnet' Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
      Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley has a special character — minerally, lean, focused. At Domaine de la Charmoise in the Touraine, grapes from 40-year-old vines go into the signature Sauvignon Blanc "M. de Marionnet." I love the notes of...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Faury Saint-Joseph 'Vieilles Vignes'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Faury Saint-Joseph 'Vieilles Vignes'
      The 2009 old-vines Saint-Joseph from Domaine Faury is a stunner. Classic northern Rhone Syrah in all its intricate glory, dark plums overlaid with exotic sweet spices and violet. Grapes grown on steep hillside vineyards and meticulous winemaking...
  • Culinary SOS: La Grande Orange Café's white sangria

    Culinary SOS: La Grande Orange Café's white sangria
      Dear SOS: We love to order the "Famous White Sangria" at the LGO Café in Pasadena at La Grande Orange Café. Perfect on a summer evening — can you please help us get the recipe? Alex Zucco Monrovia Dear Alex: LGO Café was happy to share its...
  • Why isn't more wine 'organic'?

    Why isn't more wine 'organic'?
    This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to "organic wine," the well-meaning consumers may actually be discouraging more organic farming....
  • Celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat

    Celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat
    Imagine turning Tax Day into a holiday. That's what happened with Tu Bishvat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat, which is Thursday. During the time of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Tu Bishvat was the date for determining the age of fruit trees in...
  • Is Kiss' Gene Simmons L.A.'s latest craft beer champion?

     
    When Gene Simmons, leader of Kiss Inc., spoke to Pop & Hiss early Friday about the grand re-opening of his El Segundo bar/restaurant Rock & Brews, he bragged that the establishment would allow customers to feel just a little bit like rock stars. Yet it...
  • Liquid Gold

     
    Everyone knows the area for its vineyards, but there’s oil hiding in the hills of California’s Central Coast—olive oil....
  • Celestino Drago's haven at home, his backyard kitchen

     
    Celestino Drago: At chef Celestino Drago's Sherman Oaks house, the outdoor kitchen has everything for eating and relaxing, including a beehive brick oven imported from Italy that he can use to bake bread, grill a steak, roast a pig, cook vegetables...
  • Art review: Pietro Roccasalva at David Kordansky Gallery

     
    An art review of Pietro Roccasalva’s U.S. solo debut at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. Reviewed by Sharon Mizota for the Los Angeles Times....
  • Wine Events: 'Wine & Fire'; Buttonwood Farm; Melville dinner

     
    Wine Events: 'Wine & Fire'; Buttonwood Farm; Melville dinner; 'In-Focus' tasting...
  • Obama interrupts vacation to go book shopping

     
    President Obama interrupted his Martha's Vineyard vacation to visit a local independent bookstore....