| Sep 9, 2010
Here are some of the places you can buy the wines mentioned in the story.
2009 Bebame "Sierra Foothills Red Blend": Domaine LA, Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, domaine547.com; and at the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, http://www....
| Mar 19, 2008
Vin du Bugey-Cerdon is an unusual non-vintage sparkling red wine from the Savoie in eastern France. A blend of 80% Gamay with 20% Poulsard (a local grape), Patrick Bottex's "La Cueille" is a deep rose in color with a lovely taste of wild strawberries....
| May 27, 2009
2008 Domaine de l'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé is available at Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse....
| Dec 24, 2008
NV Roederer Estate Brut -- widely available, including at most Cost Plus World Market stores; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; and Du Vin Wine & Spirits,...
| Jan 21, 2009
Lovers of white Burgundy alert! Here's a lovely Puligny-Montrachet from the Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet for only about $30. A warm gold in color, the 2005 "Clos du Chateau" is crisp and cool, with accents of citrus, flowers and white pepper, and a...
| 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."...
| Oct 1, 2008
Prices for Piedmont's most sought-after wines, Barbaresco and Barolo, keep rising. The exchange rate is, of course, part of the problem. But if you're looking for a polished Nebbiolo at a budget price, look no further than the 2005 Roero from Matteo...
| Jun 25, 2008
Now that it's starting to really feel like summer, here's a unique Beaujolais rosé from a very good Beaujolais producer. The 2007 "Les Griottes" has more presence than many rosés and an enticing scent of white peaches and berries. Who knew that Beaujolais...
| Dec 26, 2007
"THERE Will Be Blood," the joint venture between actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson, might be the most incendiary combination since the Molotov cocktail. Though it can be over the top and excessive, this morality play set in the...
| Oct 7, 2009
Some favorite harvest whites
2006 Albert Mann Alsace Pinot Auxerrois is available at Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com, and the Colorado Wine Co., (323) 478-1985, www.cowineco.com, about $18.
2007 Albert Boxler...
| Jul 1, 2009
Everything you want in a Central Coast Syrah -- ripe, beautiful fruit, wonderful balance and structure, flavors of dark, juicy berries, wild herbs and a touch of smoke. Adam Tolmach's 2006 Santa Barbara County Syrah is a stunner. One of the original Rhone...
| Jul 8, 2009
Beaujolais -- the real stuff, not Beaujolais Nouveau, which is an entirely different animal -- makes perfect warm-weather drinking. And this Cote de Brouilly from Nicole Chanrion's Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes is a fabulous summer wine. Old-fashioned...