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  • Easy Dinner: Five recipes to make with store-bought rotisserie chicken

    Easy Dinner: Five recipes to make with store-bought rotisserie chicken
    We all know the power of store-bought rotisserie chicken. When you're short on time but want to make a substantial meal, that chicken you pick up can be your best friend. Buy one, shred it up and make something impressive.  It's easy to use the...
  • Wine review: 2011 Luca Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina

    Wine review: 2011 Luca Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina
    From respected winemaker Laura Catena, a rich, ample Malbec made from older vines from three vineyards in the Uco Valley of Argentina. The 2011 Luca Malbec, mostly aged in French oak, has an inviting bouquet of black cherries, strawberries, chocolate...
  • Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of

     Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of
    Mat Gleason, in a black Smiths T-shirt and black jeans, a point-and-shoot camera swinging from his neck, surveys the chaos inside his Chinatown art gallery, Coagula Curatorial. Hammers pound, a buzz saw whines and two workmen weld metal braces onto a...
  • Wine of the Week: 2012 Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba

    Wine of the Week: 2012 Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba
    An easygoing Piemontese red from the underappreciated Dolcetto grape, which is sort of the younger cousin of Nebbiolo. Bright and polished, the 2012 Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba tastes like sweet fresh cherries and plums. It's a really pretty wine, with...
  • Wine review: 2010 Venus la Universal 'Dido' Montsant tinto

    Wine review: 2010 Venus la Universal 'Dido' Montsant tinto
    This is a terrific Montsant from the husband-and-wife team of Sara Perez and René Barbier. Their parents, who have Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador, pioneered the Priorat region. Now the children are striking out on their own in the less known Montsant...
  • Wine review: 2010 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

    Wine review: 2010 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
    This is a full-bodied Tuscan red from one of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano's best producers. In Montepulciano, the local Sangiovese clone is called Prugnolo Gentile. The 2010 Poliziano Vino Nobile shows why that grape is so highly prized in southern...
  • Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide

    Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide
    NEW YORK — Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly...
  • High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud

    High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud
    NEW YORK -- A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three tempting ideas for seafood fans

    Easy dinner recipes: Three tempting ideas for seafood fans
    Love seafood? Simple to make, these hearty dishes come together quickly, whether you're planning for company or fixing a weeknight dinner for family.  Halibut and shimeji baked in parchment: Top halibut with cooked mushrooms, wrap it in parchment and...
  • L'Assiette to open in February, serving steak frites and only steak frites

    L'Assiette to open in February, serving steak frites and only steak frites
    L'Assiette is the new restaurant that's expected to open in February in the space that currently houses Colonial Wine Bar (and before that All'Angelo) on Melrose Avenue. L'Assiette owner Jacques Fiorentino plans on serving just one thing, and that's the...
  • Wine collector is convicted of fraud

    Wine collector is convicted of fraud
    NEW YORK — He was the onetime golden boy of the Los Angeles wine scene, but Rudy Kurniawan's life as a high-profile collector of rare vintages ended Wednesday when a jury convicted him of fraud for operating a fake wine factory and selling...