| Sep 28, 2009
When Woodland Hills resident Amy Regenstreif was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, it was her elderly mother she worried about most.
The survival rate for Regenstreif's cancer, a rare form called leiomyosarcoma, was only five years and she worried that...
| Jun 24, 2010
2009 Domaine des Braves "Régnié"
By all accounts, 2009 is a stupendous year for Beaujolais. Not for the nouveau sort, but for the Beaujolais village and cru wines that are made to hold up for more than a season. Domaine des Braves "Regnie" from Paul...
| Dec 16, 2009
Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions.
2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los...
| Jun 17, 2010
Here's where to find some of the wines mentioned in this story.
2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dr. Loosen Riesling "Eroica" (Columbia Valley) is available at Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com, and Wine...
| May 27, 2010
2008 Hirsch Vineyards' Pinot Noir 'The Bohan-Dillon'
Pinot Noir seems to thrive on the Sonoma coast. Here's one beauty with real Pinot character from a renowned vineyard site near Fort Ross. Made primarily from the estate's younger vines, Hirsch...
| Dec 16, 2009
As you look back on the year, you've probably had a glass of wine that's bonked you squarely in the pleasure center and made you say, "Sweet Lord, now I'm in trouble," or at the very least, "Whoa, there's more to this stuff than I thought." We've become a...
| May 6, 2010
2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tinto
Dry red wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal, the traditional source for Port grapes, are the new story in this gorgeous wine region to the north of Lisbon. Top Douro wines command high prices, but here's...
| Jul 25, 2007
Instead of going with the white wine you know, why not try something fresh and unexpected? And if our picks happen to also be good deals, who's to know? Here's our short list of stealth whites of summer.
Malvasia is an overlooked grape, one that's most...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2007
Cupertino, Calif. — RIDGE VINEYARDS, you might not be surprised to learn, is set on a ridge. On a recent overcast day, its chief executive and winemaker Paul Draper leaned his tall frame against a railing at the western edge of the winery's...
| Jun 27, 2007
Ridge Vineyards has a fairly substantial production — about 75,000 cases. Much of this is sold through an active direct-selling operation at the winery, which it calls the Advance Tasting Program, or ATP. Membership gives you access to some of the...