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Wine Tasting

A Day in Evening Land

Mary Butz | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Mary Butz

My notes are as follows: Light and bright, and leaves a sweet taste on the back of your tongue. A wine with a delicate feel that gets bolder but balanced as you drink it. A balance between smoothness, alcohol and sheerly delicious cherry.

Bellissimo Brunellos of Montalcino

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Cheryl Carlesimo

You feel like you can taste the sun in every swallow. The quality of the single grape wine made in the traditional centuries old method gives Brunello its distinctive taste of the land and the region.

Pinot Noir, The King of Spring

Menuism | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home

With a pale color in the glass and a zesty acidity on the palette, the pinot noir grape is much more delicate than cabernet sauvignon.

California Rhones: 2012 Rhone Rangers Tasting

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Here in California, a few pioneers started planting Rhône varieties in the late 1980s. So which of these Rhône grapes, or blends, do well in California?

One Of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets: Wineries

CarsTravelFood | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel

Ohio wineries might be one of the state's best kept secrets, something worth exploring when visiting the Buckeye state.

Bracket, Taste, Win: A March Madness Wine Tasting Game

Alyssa Rapp | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Alyssa Rapp

If you are someone who loves college basketball and great wine, then why not channel your competitive spirit during March Madness while leveraging your love at whatever shindigs you host or attend?

Bitter Truth About Wine Experts Revealed In New Study

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

"Can't we just get rid of wine lists? Do we really have to be reminded every time we go out to a nice restaurant that we have no idea what we are doin...

Top 10 Wine Myths That Won't Die

Honest Cooking | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Honest Cooking

Even if wine has become more and more demystified and accessible over the past several years -- there are still a few lingering myths out there.

PHOTOS: 14 Wineries Where You Can Stay the Night

BootsnAll | Posted 04.13.2012 | Travel

Staying at a wine hotel means everything you need is within a short walk from your room.

Zinfandel Styles: Sublime to Ridiculous

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Zins, especially those made from low yielding, ancient vines can be as complex and balanced as any red wine. Others, however, are extremely high-alcohol fruit bombs.

Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Wine Tasting Edition

Menuism | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

This second edition in the Wine Etiquette FAQ series is all about the rules of the game when sipping vino at wine tasting events.

Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Restaurant Edition

Menuism | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

Wine etiquette has changed drastically over the years, just as the profile of drinkers has changed. Gone are the days of stuffy sommeliers wielding crystal stemware in suits and ties.

Wine's Hidden Beauty: The Ultimate Pleasure of Aged Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

The greatest, most pleasurable aspect of wine tends to be hidden from most consumers. That is the incredible, often jaw-droppingly complex aromas, flavors and sublime beauty of a great wine that has been aged to maturity.

A Beginner's Guide to Wine: What Style of Wine Appeals to You?

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.06.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

What style of wine appeals to you? This is the most important question people new to fine wine can ask themselves.

The Woman Behind the Wine

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Jordana Zizmor

With the launch of Bellus Wines, I thought it would be relevant to interview sommelier Jordan Salcito. She created Bellus because there was a need for a quality, affordable wine that was not intimidating to buy or enjoy.

The New Napa: Paso Robles

Fathom | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel

Unwind while you sip varietals, lounge by the pool and hang with genuine cowboys.

8 Budget-Friendly Destinations for Wine Lovers

BootsnAll | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

While the best known valleys can be expensive to visit, there are plenty of emerging and unexpected wine destinations where a vineyard vacation can be surprisingly cheap.

Wine Taste Test: How Do Dave Matthews, Banana Republic And More Branded Wines Stack Up?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Home

'Tis the season for new wines with bizarre partnerships, apparently. We've noticed a crop of recent arrivals from either musicians or large corporatio...

Brenna Cammeron

Wine Riot 2011 Hits New York: Wine Tasting For The Young, Hip, And Tech-Savvy | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York

Typical walk-around wine tastings aren't for the faint of heart. They're serious affairs, complete with hundreds of unpronounceable varietals and appe...

10 Esoteric Wine Descriptors And What They Really Mean

Menuism | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

By Etty Lewensztain, Wine Expert for Image used under a Creative Commons license by Joe Shlabotnik Ever find yourself sitting at a chic ...

A Map Of French Wines

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

Intrigued by the various groupings and towns within each wine region in France, Dr. David Gissen, an architectural historian and imaginative wine buff, decided to collect each one together as if they were train stops on the Paris Metro.

Wine, Food and the Fertile Imagination of Experts

Tim Hanni | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home
Tim Hanni

It is time that to radically address the role of enjoying wine and food together -- things are completely out of control and the misinformation, false premises and misunderstandings are at an all-time high.

Cheap and Cheerful Summer Red Wine Picks

Mary Hall | Posted 08.29.2011 | Home
Mary Hall

Pictured: Bring on the Reds! (photo: M. Hall) It's only a few more days until the long weekend. But whose counting the days? Well me of course! I c...

PLAN ForYourArt: June 30-July 6

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The exhibition Possible Worlds considers the legacy of Simon Rodia and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials or according to unorthodox impulses.

PLAN ForYourArt: June 16-22

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Now in its seventeenth year, the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, returns June 16-26 with ten days and eleven nights of cinema.