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Beer Wine & Spirits

Flights of Five

In California, wine tasting was once a rural experience. Oenophiles would trek up to Napa or Sonoma, braving dusty roads in daylight to sample sips before 6 p.m. closings.
November 01, 2012

Fortified Wine

Sherry is one of the world’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated wines.
January 06, 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Wine Country, Somewhere

When I look back to our travels over the years, I find that most of the time when Kathy and I wound up in wine country somewhere — it could be France, Italy, Argentina or Australia — we have come realize these places that grow grapes and make wine are not only special by themselves, but they also spawn a gastronomic counterpart that enhances the travel experience.
July 14, 2011

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Wine Country, Somewhere

When I look back to our travels over the years, I find that most of the time when Kathy and I wound up in wine country somewhere — it could be France, Italy, Argentina or Australia — we have come realize these places that grow grapes and make wine are not only special by themselves, but they also spawn a gastronomic counterpart that enhances the travel experience.
July 14, 2011

Wine

A Primer on the Wines of the Loire Valley
April 29, 2011

Wine

Chianti is one of the most popular wines in the world. When made well, this versatile wine goes with many foods, and is a good choice for holiday fare — as its natural acidity and Montmorency cherry flavors complement turkey, beef and ham.
October 27, 2010

Malbec is King in Argentina

Look South for Value and Quality Wine
June 29, 2010

Craft Beers

New Brews End a Long Dry Spell
June 29, 2010

Alameda’s New Wine Scene

The core of this spiritual revolution is Rosenblum Cellars, St. George Spirits and the newly-created Rock Wall Wine Company.
February 26, 2010

Wine - A Taste of Spain

I’m bullish on Spanish wines. Whenever a customer asks me for a great bargain red wine, more often than not, I’ll suggest a Spanish red.
October 27, 2009