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  • Across the Table: Grower Champagnes worth seeking out

    Across the Table: Grower Champagnes worth seeking out
    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...
  • A different kind of bubbly — bière brut

    A different kind of bubbly &mdash; <i>bi&egrave;re brut</i>
    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...
  • Where to have Christmas dinner

    Where to have Christmas dinner
    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...
  • Wine review: 2012 Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay

    Wine review: 2012 Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay
    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...
  • Gifts: Favorite wines for favorite friends

    Gifts: Favorite wines for favorite friends
    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...
  • Lunch at Bodegas Muga in Spain, with wine pairings by Juan Muga

    Lunch at Bodegas Muga in Spain, with wine pairings by Juan Muga
    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...
  • Here's where to celebrate New Year's Eve with the craft brew crowd

    Here's where to celebrate New Year's Eve with the craft brew crowd
    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...
  • Plans for skid row restaurant concern some residents

    Plans for skid row restaurant concern some residents
    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....
  • New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

    New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers
    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...
  • New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover

    New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover
    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...
  • Cafe Rockenwagner to open in Brentwood by end of January

    Cafe Rockenwagner to open in Brentwood by end of January
    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...