| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
First came Eater Dating, which seemed like some kind of joke when I heard about it, but is definitely real. Now comes VineaLove, a dating site for wine lovers, from Frenchwoman Françoise Pauly and her 25-year-old daughter Roxane Brooke.
A former wine...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If you’re headed up to Paso Robles to tour some wineries and do some wine country eating, know this: Artisan, the 7-year-old farm-to-table restaurant from chef Chris Kobayashi and his brother and partner Michael, has pulled up stakes.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Jason Quinn is chef/owner of Playground in downtown Santa Ana. In February he opened Playground 2.0 next door, which is really a pop-up space, he says, where it’s a different restaurant every night.
When I talked to him, that night 2.0 was...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Business is not so bubbly for sparkling wine makers. Climate change is bringing higher temperatures to regions like Champagne, France, where delicate vines are succumbing to heat.
In interviews with wine publication Decanter, winemakers in France's...
| Mar 23, 2013
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings of ¼ cup (makes about 2½ cups)
Note: Sweet red wine is traditional in haroset, but you can use any wine you like or substitute grape juice.
1 cup almonds (about 5 ounces)
1 cup walnuts (about 3.5...
| May 25, 2013
Except for the color, a deep rose, the 2012 A Côté Rosé is reminiscent of a Bandol rosé. Perfumed with strawberries and rose petals, this year it's 100% Pinot Noir (previous bottlings have been a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot) and one of the best rosés I'...
| May 4, 2013
I could drink a bottle of this Morgon "Côte du Py" from Jean Foillard every week with the greatest of pleasure. How beautiful is the bottle, with its red wax seal? The wine itself is soft and unctuous, tasting of prunes and dried cherries, a voluptuous...
| Apr 6, 2013
La Rioja Alta is one of the great old Rioja houses, best known for Viña Ardanza, long one of my favorite Riojas. The 2004 Viña Arana is winning me over, though. Made with 95% Tempranillo, rather than Ardanza's 80% (the rest being made up with Garnacha...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:13 PM
In today’s economy, everyone is looking for a deal — especially when they’re on vacation. Luckily, Las Vegas’ many restaurants and lounges don’t disappoint. Whether it’s food or cocktails you crave, Las Vegas has a...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Restaurant and bar patrons cheaped out last year, swapping expensive bottles of wine for more affordable single glasses, ditching entrees for appetizers and sides and even passing on dessert.
Though consumer spending is ticking up, the unstable...
| Jan 26, 2013
Syrah doesn't exactly leap to mind when thinking about Oregon reds. But here's a wonderful example from the tiny Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden in Applegate Valley (that's in southern Oregon). One sip and I was ready to buy a case. Why? Because it's...