| Nov 11, 2010
2008 Centonze Frappato
Made from 100% Frappato, a grape that is often blended with Nero d'Avola, this light red from Sicily is a delight. Fresh and lively with a lovely floral fragrance, it sees no oak before being bottled. A great warm-weather wine,...
| Jun 23, 2011
If you believe as I do that more than any other type of wine, rosé is a mood, then your average sparkling rosé represents a very good mood indeed.
Sparkling rosés are part of an ever-growing class of wines in pursuit of a cheery disposition, seizing on...
| Jun 23, 2011
Here's where to find some of the wines mentioned in this article:
Nonvintage Louis Bouillot Crémant "Perle d'Aurore" Brut Rosé available at Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; Du Vin Wine & Spirits, West Hollywood, (310) 855-...
| Apr 14, 2011
Wines on a budget
Here are a few favorite wines for less than $15 from the people we interviewed:
Simon Cocks of Larchmont Village Wine Spirits & Cheese: NV Anton Ohlig Sekt Rosé Extra-Trocken, "50 N" (German sparkling rosé), $14.99; 2009 Hubert...
| Nov 25, 2010
The prices for these digestifs are for 750-milliliter bottles, unless indicated otherwise.
Jägermeister (Germany) is widely available, about $25.
Gammel Dansk (Denmark) is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www....
| Jul 16, 2008
Vinho Verde is a crisp, slightly prickly white wine from Portugal meant to be drunk young and chilled on a summer day. Its lively acidity and scent of pears and wildflowers make it especially refreshing in the heat. Made from a blend of loureiro,...
| Apr 30, 2008
French Cabernet Franc comes mostly from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. For Bordeaux Cab Franc blends, the wines from St.-Émilion and Pomerol are the best regarded. Most imported Loire reds are 100% Cabernet Franc; the wines below are just a small sample...
| Aug 13, 2008
Finding the right rosé
Of THE dozen-and-a-half rosés I tasted for this article, here are the ones I liked the best, listed in alphabetical order. All of them will prove terrific drinking through the summer.
2007 St. André de Figuière "Cuvee Magali."...
| Jul 25, 2007
The selection is listed roughly from less full-bodied to more full-bodied. Note that, as the story suggests, Chenin Blancs can be all over the map; but the Vinum and the Huet are relatively light and dry.
2005 Vendemmia Bolognani Trentino Moscato Giallo....
| May 20, 2009
Classic Mosel Riesling from renowned German vintner Willi Schaefer. This, the most basic of his Rieslings, makes perfect summer drinking. The 2007 is scented with apricot and lime blossom. On the palate, it's soft, lush, flowery, the sweetness balanced by...
| May 20, 2009
Atwater Village, Sunday: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burbank, Saturday: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Calabasas, Saturday: Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road at...
| Apr 8, 2009
2007 Pollerhof Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) is available at Larchmont Village Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699, and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com; about $10.
2007 Huber Grüner Veltliner is available at...