| Oct 26, 2013
If you think you don't like off-dry Riesling, open up a bottle of this lovely floral Riesling from a Mösel estate that goes back to 1177 and has been owned by the same family since 1804. The 2011 Mönchhof Riesling's honeyed sweetness is balanced by a racy...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:05 PM
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There's more to do with pumpkin than put it in a pie, Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter found during the Thanksgiving holidays. The rich flavors of this stuffing -- nutty seeds, sweet corn and cornbread, and smoky, spicy...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Pop-up Le Comptoir gets a permanent home next year when chef Gary Menes settles into a space at the renovated Hotel Normandie in Koreatown.
"It will be very, very intimate," Menes said of the 527-square-foot space that will house a counter (that's...
| Nov 2, 2013
Everybody knows that Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont area of Italy are ground zero for the finicky yet fascinating grape Nebbiolo. But what about Gattinara? That's a small appellation, still within Piedmont but northeast of Turin. Once famous...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It’s officially a trend. Following the debut of single-serve Zipz wines in this country and Winestar’s French wine in a can, now comes Stack Wines — and just in time for tailgating season.
Instead of toting actual bottles of wines...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Dustin Hughes screens two short documentary films on Nov. 9 featuring baker Mark Stambler and distiller Mo Heck, who create distinctly different goods from one common ingredient: grain. "Bread" explores the craft of Los Angeles breadmaker Stambler, who...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Coming up this weekend, SLO Wine Country’s Rockin’ Harvest Celebration. SLO, of course, stands for San Luis Obispo. That’s just up the coast and could be a day trip if you’re up for some driving (and bring along a designated...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Halloween is the perfect excuse to down mounds of candy, sip down ghoul-inspired cocktails and eat your fill of pumpkins. Throw in your favorite costume and you're ready for a night of spooky indulgence. Here are some places around town offering freebies,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:45 AM
On Thursday, Rivera restaurant sommelier Mark Mendoza will be pouring wines from Patagonia for a special four-course dinner chef/owner John Sedlar has designed around the wines.
Owned by Tuscan Piero Incisa della Rochetta (Sassacaia), Bodega Chacra ...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
It may not be as painful to the global economy as a shock to oil supplies, but it sure will feel that way to many: The world is facing a shortage of wine.
Global production has dipped to its lowest level in over 40 years, largely after poor weather...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Wine lovers received some alarming news recently: Morgan Stanley issued a report this week projecting a global wine shortage.
As my colleague David Pierson reported Wednesday, poor weather ravaged European vineyards, causing global production to dip to...