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  • 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...
  • Drink like it's a new year: Seven wines and regions to discover

    Drink like it's a new year: Seven wines and regions to discover
    It’s a new year, why not drink like it and try something new and unfamiliar. My wish is that in 2014, wine lovers will take a chance and say goodbye, at least every once in a while, to their tried and true, and branch out. This is such a great...
  • Easy Dinner: Five recipes to make with store-bought rotisserie chicken

    Easy Dinner: Five recipes to make with store-bought rotisserie chicken
    We all know the power of store-bought rotisserie chicken. When you're short on time but want to make a substantial meal, that chicken you pick up can be your best friend. Buy one, shred it up and make something impressive.  It's easy to use the...
  • Wine review: 2011 Luca Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina

    Wine review: 2011 Luca Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina
    From respected winemaker Laura Catena, a rich, ample Malbec made from older vines from three vineyards in the Uco Valley of Argentina. The 2011 Luca Malbec, mostly aged in French oak, has an inviting bouquet of black cherries, strawberries, chocolate...