| Aug 18, 2010
Family and friends toasted guitar legend Randy Rhoads on Sunday during a release party for a Cabernet Sauvignon that bears his name.
Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot before he was killed in a plane crash while on tour...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 11:44 AM
Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart.
They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
| Aug 28, 2010
| 3:18 PM
Much of Iceland sits on active volcanic zones. In fact, that is why the country is known as the land of fire and ice. In those volcanic areas, when ground water flows down into the cracks of the Earth's surface and encounters hot or molten rock, it either...
| Jun 30, 2010
The California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort has an amazing menu and equally amazing views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom and the spectacular nighttime fireworks over Cinderella's Castle. The Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli is a longtime...
| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 1:59 AM
Employers should have the right to dismiss an employee if that worker’s pot problem is affecting the work performance, even if that person only smokes medical marijuana away from work.
A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, a Democrat who represents Marin...
| Jan 25, 2011
Q: Why are steakhouse steaks so good?
—John Corcoran, Sonoma, Calif.
A: My immediate response was: Because they simply are. Then I found a passage in "Steak Lover's Cookbook" by my old Tribune colleague, William Rice, that put the answer more...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 3:17 PM
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better. And so it has become with many of our wines from (especially) California and Washington.
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better....
| Apr 14, 2011
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...
| Apr 27, 2011
Chardonnay is the most ubiquitous fine wine grape grown on the globe. Wherever wine drinkers go, chardonnay wine was there before them. (Barring Bordeaux, where appellation law and local vainglory consign its wine to the shops.)
| May 17, 2011
| 8:22 AM
SAN DIEGO -- News that Palomar Mountain State Park is on a list of 70 locations around California slated for closure because of budget cuts has local businesses preparing for the worst.
The park could be shut down in July 2012, according to state parks...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is L.A. finally turning into a beer-making town? The Los Angeles area already hosts some of America's best beer bars, with carefully curated lists of ever-changing taps and bottles, but almost all of those brews have been made somewhere else. We may be...