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  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Movie review: "Viva Riva!"

    Movie review: "Viva Riva!"
    The best crime sagas are stories sparked by the thrill of shortsighted dreams that ultimately lead to a violent, messy end. Congolese writer-producer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's feature debut "Viva Riva!" is one such gangster drama, a nastily...
  • Movie review: 'Trollhunter'

    Movie review: 'Trollhunter'
    From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • A selection of sparking rosé wines

    A selection of sparking rosé wines
    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-...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du Rhône 'Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du Rhône 'Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs'
      Like their brethren here, sommeliers in France are making their own wines. One is Marc Besnardeau, a Paris sommelier, who married Mireille Farjon and became a vigneron. Her family estate, Domaine Les Grands Bois in Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, has vines...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Loring Wine Co. Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley'
      Brian Loring has a self-proclaimed obsession with Pinot Noir. From a workaday facility in Lompoc on the Central Coast, he makes half a dozen single-vineyard Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is a mixture of several vineyard lots and is a great argument...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia
      2008 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia In search of a wine to bring to a special dinner? How about the latest vintage of Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, the second wine of the famous Super Tuscan estate Tenuta di Ornellaia in Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast?...
  • Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes'

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes'
      2009 Domaine Diochon Moulin-à-Vent 'Cuvée Vieilles Vignes' Now that all the folderol over Beaujolais Nouveau is long gone, we can start drinking the real stuff: cru Beaujolais. And this Moulin-à-Vent from Domaine Diochon's old vines is definitely...
  • Where to buy digestifs in Southern California

    Where to buy <i>digestifs</i> in Southern California
    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....
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Cogno Barbera d'Alba 'Bricco dei Merli'

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Cogno Barbera d'Alba 'Bricco dei Merli'
      2008 Cogno Barbera d'Alba 'Bricco dei Merli' When Barbera is good, it is very, very good. And the 2008 Barbera d'Alba "Bricco dei Merli" is one of those bottles. A deep ruby red, it's soft and velvety on the palate, conjuring up flavors of cassis,...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    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...