Food and Wine

Oceano Wines brings the taste of San Luis Obispo to the East Coast

Rachel Martin, who co-founded Oceano Wines in San Luis Obispo can truly be described as bicoastal.

Last Call with Saul: Francis Ford Coppola’s Cafe Zoetrope fulfills a cosmopolitan fantasy

Out on the corner of Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue is Café Zoetrope, a brightly-colored restaurant and bar

Catherine Cook plays Julia Child in “Bon Appétit’

Mezzo-soprano sings and bakes in comic opera

Exploring the wines of Mexico

While Mexico is typically associated with tequila, mezcal, and beer, regions of the country are producing exceptional wines.

Last Call with Saul: Not everyone wants their drinks to taste like booze

Like many people, my first time drinking alcohol didn’t go well.

Anchor Brewing’s new Baykeeper’s IPA helps to support a cleaner San Francisco Bay

The day on the bay was also an opportunity to showcase the new Baykeeper IPA

Fireside Bar: From dive to cozy hangout

“We felt the neighborhood could use a bar that wasn’t a dive bar that could appeal to a younger crowd.”

Larkmead Vineyards honors influential viticulture researcher with $200,000 gift to UC Davis

The donation will preserve and digitize the work of the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Harold Olmo

Meet your mixologist and a smoking cocktail

“I like to experiment, especially with my vodka drinkers.”

  • Jan 5, 2020

Gary’s Wine and Marketplace comes to St. Helena

When we arrived in late afternoon to the all-day event, the store was buzzing

Gift bottles they’ll remember: An Umbrian wine, Martinique rum

With the holidays upon us, allow me the gift of sharing two stories

Iconic French Bordeaux release tops Wine Spectator’s 2019 picks

The United States, at 29 percent, had more wines on the 2019 list than any other country

The little wine that could: Le Serre Nuove dell ‘Ornellaia

Twenty years have passed since the famed Tenuta dell ‘Ornellaia introduced the first true “second vin”

Signature cocktails that never get old

You can enjoy your party a lot more if you offer a signature cocktail or two.

Bourbon taster: The best job ever

Jackie Zykan is a master taster for Old Forester bourbon.

Prosecco leads Wine Enthusiast magazine Top 100 Wines of 2019

‘Tis the season for major wine periodicals to release their lists of top 100 wines.

The winemaker of the stars opens new estate near Healdsburg

Young veteran winemaker Jesse Katz, producer of Sonoma County Bordeaux-style wines under his Aperture Cellars brand since 2009, is about to take a huge step.

Lux Wines and virtual reality offer immersion into Italian wine portfolio

Tour showcases prominent estates with top-rated vintages

Valpolicella region yields varied choices of Italian wines

Verona, in northeast Italy, is a romantic city, steeped with history and beautiful vistas along the Adige River.

Sustainability and affordability drive Rioja Bodegas LAN wines to U.S. Markets

There is so much to love about Spanish wines from Rioja and other regions.