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  • Recipe: Concord grape flatbread

    Total time: About 1 hour, plus rising time Servings: 16 Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 3 cups flour, divided, plus additional for kneading 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon...
  • Recipe: Concord grape granita

    Total time: About 12 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: From Campanile chef-owner Mark Peel. He recommends using Beaujolais for its relatively low alcohol content. 2 pounds Concord grapes (about 6 cups stemmed grapes) 2 cups Beaujolais, divided 1/4...
  • Review: Vincenti Ristorante

    Review: Vincenti Ristorante
    WHEN friends I don't see nearly often enough invited me out to dinner a few weeks ago, of course I said yes, and then rearranged my schedule to work around the date. "Let's go to Vincenti, just for fun," they told me. "It's really good these days."...
  • 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...
  • Priorat reds: pricey versus populist

    When The Times tasting panel met last week to assess red wines from Priorat, it seemed to everyone that we were tasting two types of wine. The division was striking between wines priced from $65 to $175 in one flight and those priced $40 or less in...
  • 2006 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape 'Vieilles Vignes'

    Why not ring in the new year with a bottle of full-blooded Chateauneuf-du-Pape from one of the appellation's top-tier estates? That would be the 2006 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes," which has everything a good Chateauneuf should have: seductive...
  • A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA

    A wine label overhaul: Meet the man who'd change your AVA
    IN a small, windowless laboratory -- far removed from romantic vineyard vistas -- scientists at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are attempting what most wine lovers would say is impossible. They are developing a test for terroir,...
  • Wine and the law: a brief history of U.S. label regulations

    1933: As Prohibition is repealed by the 21st Amendment, the first federal wine rules require that varietal wines (e.g., Chardonnay, Syrah) contain 51% juice from that grape variety, and that wines indicating country, state or county appellation contain...
  • Pickles add punch to summertime meals

    Pickles add punch to summertime meals
    WHERE have all the pickles gone? It wasn't so long ago that every well-dressed American dinner table was bejeweled with an assortment of them -- emerald green tomatoes, ruby red beets and opalescent pearl onions, as well as less glamorous (though...
  • 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...
  • Recipe: Fresh mincemeat pie

    Recipe: Fresh mincemeat pie
      Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling time Servings: 8 to 10 Note: This pastry dough is wonderfully pliable and easy to work, made by the French method of kneading on the countertop. For the filling you'll need seedless grapes and tart apples,...