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  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Maccheroni Republic is a fine-dining trattoria

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Maccheroni Republic is a fine-dining trattoria
    On a warm January night in Los Angeles, one of those evenings when we have trouble visualizing what the phrase "wind-chill factor" might even mean, the patio outside Maccheroni Republic is one of the most pleasant places downtown, a long, alley-narrow...
  • Wine review: 2012 Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    Wine review: 2012 Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
    The name, pronounced FAY-la, is Sicilian, specifically that of Anne-Marie Failla, who co-owns this small winery with her husband, winemaker Ehren Jordan. This is a Chardonnay to drink young. It's lithe and elegant with lovely aromas of pear and lemon....
  • Wine review: 2010 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Léon

    Wine review: 2010 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Léon
    This gorgeous red from Spain was made by Mariano Garcia, former cellar master at the legendary Vega Sicilia in Ribera del Duero. Though the winery has had a cult following since it was founded in the late '70s, because the vineyards and winery are just...
  • The three most important Southern California craft beers of 2013

    The three most important Southern California craft beers of 2013
    2013 was the best year for craft beer that Los Angeles has yet seen, and there were more brewery openings, more new beers, and more excitement among beer drinkers than ever before. Everyone has their favorite new brewed-in-L.A. beer, but these are three...
  • Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive

    Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive
    Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby. Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on...
  • No buzz but legally drunk: Reporter tests breath-analysis gizmo

    No buzz but legally drunk: Reporter tests breath-analysis gizmo
    If you've ever sat at the pub after work sipping your favorite Cabernet or craft brew, then you've probably wondered: When is it safe to drive home? If your blood alcohol concentration reaches .08%, that means someone else should take the keys. As...
  • Three cozy restaurants for when it's dinner for two

    Three cozy restaurants for when it's dinner for two
    Wanted: a restaurant perfect for dinner for two. It could be a first date, blind even. Or a night out without the kids. Or an evening spent taking a friendship or love affair to another level over a marquee chef's tasting menu. We've all been in that...
  • Gorgeous olive oil: Rare Wine Co.'s imported Tuscan olive oil; supplies running low

    Gorgeous olive oil: Rare Wine Co.'s imported Tuscan olive oil; supplies running low
    Forget about all the butter we Americans are supposed to be consuming, I’m deep into olive oil practically every meal, lavishing a slab of grilled country bread with the intensely fruity Tuscan oil and sopping up every bit of the remains on my...
  • Winemaker's development plans near Hollywood sign produce sour grapes

    Winemaker's development plans near Hollywood sign produce sour grapes
    Maybe Kenneth York should invite his neighbors over and pop open a few $200 bottles of his Cabernet Sauvignon to chill them out. Homeowners who live near the Hollywood sign are livid over York's plan to build a two-story, 8,000-square-foot mansion, a 1,...
  • How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew [Video]

    How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew [Video]
    There's nothing worse than realizing you've forgotten to bring a corkscrew to a picnic. The remainder of the meal is spent contemplating how long it will take to drive to the nearest store while you stare longingly at your bottles of wine.  Opening a...
  • Will your Coke taste better in a specially designed $20 Riedel glass?

    Will your Coke taste better in a specially designed $20 Riedel glass?
    If you’ve ever been to a fine dining restaurant, and especially one that focuses on wine, you’ve probably encountered a Riedel glass. The Austrian glass company is practically synonymous with wine glasses, having designed and produced...