| Dec 28, 2013
Since the 19th century, French Champagne producers have skillfully cultivated an image of full-tilt glamour and luxury, spending millions promoting their brands. That would include sponsoring athletic competitions, society events and the $400,000 in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:06 AM
While it’s Miller High Life that claims the title of "the Champagne of beers," there is a style of craft beer that aims to fill the flutes of revelers with a refined malt beverage that can hold its own against sparkling wine.
Known as bière brut...
| Dec 19, 2013
Even if Christmas isn’t your thing, the food associated with it should be. From 24-hour joints to fine dining rooms, holiday specials in Vegas will have you catching the yuletide spirit. So before you roast a chestnut over an open fire for Christmas...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:43 PM
This is a thrilling Chardonnay in the leaner style of Chablis from Liquid Farm and a collection of vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills. Each sip discovers something new — gentle spices, Meyer lemon and flowers — and a driving minerality that...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
A last-minute gift that's always welcome is a bottle of wine. But hold it right there, don't reach for the Charles Shaw or a generic California Cabernet. Put some thought into which bottle to give which person with the help of this guide, or your...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
LA RIOJA, Spain — "I'll only be a minute," says Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga as he heads off to a whitewashed building next to a vineyard. I walk along the vineyard, taking in the idyllic view of Tempranillo vines stretching across the Ebro river...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:39 PM
We’re in the home stretch now, just a few more days until the ball drops, the holidays are over, and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. Whether 2013 was a banner year or one you’d rather just put behind you, there are plenty of...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When the stylish New Genesis Apartments opened last year on skid row, residents and advocates were pleased that the project would provide housing for dozens of homeless people, as well as support services aimed at tackling addiction and mental illness....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.
The 61-year-old Eagle Rock resident had been making $200 per load, enough to pay his...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Armed with a market-driven menu that includes a list of pretzel-bunned burgers and shochu- and wine-based cocktails, Hans Röckenwagner is hitting Brentwood. The beach-loving Teutonic chef and the name behind Röckenwagner Bakery is opening Cafe...