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Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
OutpostsThe next advanced hunting clinic offered by the California Department of Fish and Game will focus on wild pigs. Co-hosted by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Assn., the class will take place Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4......
Culture MonsterFrom Sonoma to San Diego, saxophonist and Amherst College professor Jason Robinson has forged strong ties with creative improvisers across California. Robinson, who divides his time between San Diego and Massachusetts, has found a deep well of inspiration...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn an era when a movie ticket routinely costs $11 or more, finding any kind of thrill for less than $10 gets harder and harder. So let's thank our stars for national and state parks. If you assume two travelers per car, plenty of parks fit our frugal-...
There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
Chardonnay is the most ubiquitous fine wine grape grown on the globe. Wherever wine drinkers go, chardonnay wine was there before them. (Barring Bordeaux, where appellation law and local vainglory consign its wine to the shops.) Chardonnay is...
Tags: Metal and Mineral, Argentina, California, Australia, Chile
For most of the last year, Terrance and Frances Leighton went back and forth on whether the latest dry white wine from their Kalin Cellars winery was ready for release. Finally, after tasting and re-tasting and making sure every trace of what Frances...
Days after record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the 2010 wine grape harvest has officially lurched into gear, weeks later than normal, kicking off the final acts of one of the strangest California vintages in recent memory....
Chicago TribuneOregonians famously don't want you to move there, but they don't mind a visit — unless you're Californian. Then don't bother, please, and thank you. Regional dislikes are nothing new: Connecticut people loathe New Yorkers (especially those behind...
Tags: Lasagna, Viniculture, Santa Clara, California, Wisconsin
Chicago TribuneIt's January. It's dark and cold and icy and icky. Holiday bills are coming due. The kids have the flu. Comfort yourself, a little, with a good bottle of cheap wine.Truly, there's nothing more delicious than a bargain. Consumers feeling the pinch are...
NAPA, CALIF. Truffle Festival When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world's foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to...
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