| Sep 7, 2010
Beyond the 15 million Americans who have no jobs at all, millions more are caught in part-time or limited jobs that don't pay them enough to maintain their standard of living — much less contribute to the strong consumer spending needed to power the...
| Jul 22, 2010
2009 Momo Sauvignon Blanc
I don't know about you, but right now I'm looking for something crisp and cold to beat the heat. And this aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is just the bottle to do it. Made from grapes grown on three different...
| Aug 5, 2010
2009 Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Brouilly "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes"
Here's another early entry from the 2009 Beaujolais vintage, a beautiful Brouilly from Jean-Claude Lapalu, a young vintner who is a proponent of natural wines. All Gamay, his 2009...
| Mar 6, 2011
"It's just sad."
That's what East Los Angeles College student George Escobar had to say as we looked in the direction of a new clock tower that was built crooked and had to be fixed at an additional cost of $157,000.
Sad, outrageous, scandalous,...
| Jul 29, 2010
2004 R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja 'Crianza Viña Cubillo'
Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta winery, founded in the late 19th century in Rioja, Spain, is still one of best in the region, famous for its gorgeous top-of-the-line Viña Tondonia. But the...
| Sep 2, 2010
2008 Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto "Grecante"
Arnaldo Caprai is better known for his intense Montefalco rosso than for his whites, so this lyrical wine comes as a surprise. Made from 100% Grechetto, an indigenous grape, it is crisp and refreshing, all...
| Sep 2, 2010
Where to buy
Here are some places where you can find wines from the northern Spain region of Rueda:
2009 Jose Pariente Rueda Verdejo: About $19 at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Wally's Wine & Spirits...
| Aug 19, 2010
2008 Parusso Langhe Nebbiolo
For all but the most avid collectors, Barolo prices are getting out of sight. That's when the DOC Langhe Nebbiolo rides to the rescue. Made from pure Nebbiolo, the same grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco so alluring,...
| 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....
| Dec 23, 2010
2009 Venica & Venica Collio Sauvignon Blanc " Ronco delle Mele"
A single sip of this stunning Sauvignon Blanc from northeastern Italy immediately gets your attention. The 2009 Venica & Venica "Ronco delle Mele" is one intense mouthful, ripe yet fresh,...
| Aug 12, 2010
On a sweltering hot day, nothing could be more refreshing than a well-chilled glass of Arneis from Piedmont. This one from Giovanni Almondo in the Roero (the other side of the Tanaro river from Barbaresco) is crisp and minerally, with an enticing scent...
| Sep 23, 2010
In Los Angeles, 25 years entitles a restaurant to, if not a medal, then at the very least the title of institution. And this year (how time flies) marks the 25th anniversary for La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. Way back in 1985, Jose Rodriguez...