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  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months. Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
  • The Rocks: New viticultural area celebrates Syrah

    Line up a thousand different Syrah wines from across the world and Steve Robertson is confident connoisseurs would be able to tell which come from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. "It's because the wines here are so distinctive," Robertson said....
  • Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values

     Hidden pockets of Burgundy that yield great wine values
    Back when I was a lad, selling wine as a merchant, the most popular white Burgundy was the unpronounceable Pouilly-Fuisse. I most often heard requests for "Polly Foosay." Why a wine was so sought after whose name was difficult to say remains odd to me....
  • Coming up: St. John's hosts annual wine festival

    Coming up: St. John's hosts annual wine festival
    St. John's hosts annual wine festival In Vino Vertias (In Wine There is Truth), an annual wine festival at St. John's College, will be held Feb. 27-28 on the campus at 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The event features 15 wineries, more than 100 wines,...
  • Naptown Pint: Yes, you can cellar beer

    Naptown Pint: Yes, you can cellar beer
    I admit it: I like to tease those who swear a beer isn't fresh enough unless it's only two minutes off the line, and they can still hear the screams of the hops if they hold a bottle up to their ear. But I can't tease too much; even I still get frustrated...
  • Wine, etc: Raising a glass to distinctive chardonnays

    Wine, etc: Raising a glass to distinctive chardonnays
    We often hear from friends and neighbors who say they would drink red wine before they would drink chardonnay. So many people say they have grown tired of one of the most venerable white grapes in the world and have moved on to pinot grigio, but in...
  • Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone

    Brunello di Montalcino at Valentino, gin and tonics at Greystone
    Chianti may be the best-known wine in Tuscany, but it’s Brunello di Montalcino that connoisseurs regard as the region's king of wines. And Friday night, you have a chance to taste some of the best examples at a special dinner put on by the Consorzio...
  • Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015

    Trellis announces wine dinners for 2015
    The 2015 Weeknight Wine Dinner series at The Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg will begin with a “Blind Tasting Challenge” event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Diners will be challenged to distinguish between different wines of the...
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates CEO gives winemakers freedom to practice their passions

    When Ted Baseler took the reins at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2001, intent on growing it rapidly, he looked around at other big wine empires and decided not to follow their example. "Frankly, they were growing big and mediocre," says Baseler, the...
  • Central Florida raises the bar on wine

    Central Florida raises the bar on wine
    When Wine Enthusiast magazine ranked Orlando No. 6 in its top wine-travel destinations of 2015, some scratched their heads as the region was grouped into a list of the "world's most exciting wine destinations." Others reveled in the social-media...
  • Wine, etc: Drinking in some Valentine's Day romance

    Wine, etc:  Drinking in some Valentine's Day romance
    With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, we imagine that many of you are scrambling to figure out some way to express your love for someone on a day that restaurants and Hallmark are telling you is the most romantic of the year. Because of the hype, a...
  • Wine, etc: Good taste doesn't have to break the bank

    Wine, etc: Good taste doesn't have to break the bank
    One of the joys of writing this column is tasting an incredible variety of wine. These are often wines we would not have tasted otherwise because they are either too obscure or so well known that we've been there, done that. Then there's the issue of...