Food and Wine

The Iconic Bordeaux wine region is coping with climate change

Although still the premier Bordeaux red varietal, merlot is being scrutinized as a potential future victim of rising temperatures.

 

Whiskey with a Texas flair

Their homegrown Fort Worth brand known as TX is now on its way with August’s sale to Paris-based Pernod Ricard.

 

Beer politics and random brew questions

In the current campaign cycle, Big Beer backs Republicans while smaller breweries tilt Democratic.

 

Sipping through California’s Sta. Rita region

I tend to fall back on some traditional favorites and am never disappointed.

On the Vine: What to pair with crocodile and other African cuisine

Pinotage is a signature grape in South Africa, created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University.

Canned sour beers that explode with flavor

Over the past decade, both sour beer and canned craft beer have grown mainstream.

Eight of the best California sauvignon blanc wines

With so many good sauvignon blanc releases across the state, it’s difficult and subjective to select a few.

The country’s hottest book on cocktails

The book was named Book of the Year from the James Beard Media Awards.

Peju Province Winery: A story of stability and sustainability

In 1983, Tony and Herta left a florist business in Los Angeles and purchased the 30-acre Rutherford site.

Getting creative with watermelon

Watermelon is 92 percent water, making it almost as thirst-quenching as an…

Frank Family Winery: A vineyard rich in Hollywood history

Stories have been told of Marilyn Monroe making annual visits to Kornell to stock up on the bubbly.

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant: A place of friendship

“It’s a beautiful country but I don’t think I’m going to stay here forever,” Tommy Bermejo wrote in a letter from the United States to his wife.

The Haitian spirit clairin is more like mezcal than rum

In 2017, the first clairin was officially exported to the U.S.

Napa Valley icons share inspirational wines to support Alzheimer’s research

Magnificent wines represent the extraordinary skill of Napa Valley winemakers

The Balvenie Stories are innovative Scotch whiskeys

Scotland’s century-old Balvenie Distillery introduces new line

New Bannister wines pair well with Chef Shane McAnelly’s creative small plates

It was a beautiful day. We sat under a huge old oak…

Mi Sueño Winery: An Immigrant’s Dream

The theme that is woven through Rolando Herrera’s inspiring story is one of hard work and persistence.

Great grandson of Jim Beam puts mark on a whiskey worth drinking

The signatures of Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo adorn the bottle of Legent.

SPiN ping pong bar makes tweaks to keep the social club going

Social club has renovated patio, new drinks and snacks

Sparkling Cremant d’ Alsace wines offer diversity and value

With the arrival of summer, rose’ and sparkling wines naturally come to mind.