An increasing number of excellent Santa Barbara area producers are trying their hand at creating delicious sparkling wines.
It is by now a given among connoisseurs that Italy's Barolo wines are on a par with the very finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, though there is something of a cold war going on among Barolo producers in the region of Piedmont.
Pinot Noir has been growing steadily in popularity, but typically California or French wines are making the initial cut. Perhaps its time to try a compromise in Oregon wines -- grown on the same latitude as Burgundy but with a new world feel, they can be the best of both worlds.
Matt speaks of his background, philosophy, and his practices to make wine.
As long as millennials continue guzzling wine, canned and tap wines are also set to explode. But the biggest wine boom will come from the box, and here's why.
Robert M. Parker Jr. has been the world's preeminent wine critic and tastemaker for decades. Parker had a huge impact on wine criticism and wine...
Many people are unaware that animal byproducts are used in a host of places in the food and beverage industry, often hidden in products that you might never suspect. A key area in which animal products are often unexpectedly present? Wine.
It would be easy enough to say that, like Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and a dozen other culinary celebrities, Michael White long ago ...
Three simple steps, often overlooked, will make your wine drinking better than ever. Choose one, two or all three. None are earth-shattering, but all will increase your pleasure.
Next up on our tour of Santa Barbara County appellations is its newest AVA -- Ballard Canyon.
The per capita wine consumption list proves that just because your country or municipality has a population smaller than most rural American towns, it doesn't mean that emptying your wine bottle is any less important.
Cabernet franc is a grape that's often found in supporting roles but is seldom the star.
My first memory of the sham known in America as Valentine's Day goes back to Miss Malub's 3rd grade class at St. Joseph's school in Downers Grove, IL. She'd told us to bring in construction paper and stickers from home that day, but I'd forgotten mine.
Hangover symptoms can be perceived as collateral damage to a good night out, but they may actually be the result of an allergic reaction to ingredients in alcohol. So how do you tell if you are really allergic to alcohol or just suffering from a normal hangover?
Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate your love with fun and romantic activities. Don't let allergens interfere with the festivities. With a little research and care, you can enjoy a safe, fun and allergy-free Valentine's Day.
Wine consumers in the U.S. have a problem. Our government is one of the few in the world not to take action to protect consumers from being misle...
View of southern portion of Sta. Rita Hills AVA, from the top of the Mt. Carmel vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a 10 mile stretch of land between t...