| Apr 3, 2011
A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96.
Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
| Apr 7, 2011
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...
| Jan 13, 2011
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?...
| Aug 26, 2010
2008 Moulin de Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault "Guilhem" Blanc
The wines from the Guibert family's Mas de Daumas Gassac were among the first to show what great wines could be made in the Languedoc region of France when that area began to come back...
| Dec 30, 2010
H. Goutorbe Brut Premier Cru 'Cuvée Prestige,' Champagne Laherte Frères Rosé de Saignée 'Les Beaudiers,' Champagne Paul Bara Brut Grand Cru 'Grand Rosé,' Champagne Philipponnat Non Dosé 'Royale Réserve'
Dry and delicately yeasty, Goutorbe "Cuvée...
| Jul 23, 2010
The Torrance farmers market is one of the three largest and best in the Southland, along with Santa Monica and Hollywood, and one of the very few that qualifies as a destination. Bustling and well-run, it always has a lot to offer, but particularly so...
| Apr 8, 2011
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Schneider, the doyenne of produce writers, called for "a cucumber revolution" in her definitive book, "Vegetables From Amaranth to Zucchini". Denouncing the standard American slicing varieties, she implored, "Refuse to buy pumped-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2011
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Sam Pons, the state Division III cross country champion from South Pasadena, has committed to Princeton. -- Eric Sondheimer...
| Jan 27, 2011
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After a year of living in a standalone apartment with vaulted ceilings in South Pasadena and nothing but a mirror and out-of-sync dining table to show for it, Melanie Tomanov had had enough. As an attorney working on the Westside with a 10-year-old...
| Feb 11, 2011
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"People in L.A. want to hear Steve Martin talk about art," declared Andrea Grossman as she introduced a discussion between Martin and art critic Dave Hickey at LACMA on Thursday night. Grossman, of the nonprofit Writers Bloc, which organized the......