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Adele Martrot is one the newest generation of winemakers at Domaine de Martrot. Courtesy.

The women winemakers of Domaine de Martrot

Adele and Elsa Martrot are winemakers from the Meursault village in Burgundy,…

 

Spicy Korean dishes like bibimbap  tend to pair well with sweeter, fruitier white wines. (Amir Bibawy/AP)

Korean food can be paired with wine, but it’s not easy

I have always been a huge fan of Korean food. The soups…

 

AP PHOTO/CHRIS PIZZELLOWhen purchasing wine at a restaurant

Key questions can open doors when buying wine at restaurants

It might be getting easier to choose a good bottle of wine…

 

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A few tips on how to read a wine label

Wine labels can seem very confusing, but they don’t need to be.…

REMY DE LA MAUVINIERE/AP FILE PHOTOOld World wines
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San Francisco is a city famous for its arts and culture. Here's…

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Eric Risberg/AP PhotoBottles of Screaming Eagle were stolen from Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry. A total of 76 bottles were stolen estimating at $300k in value.

Famed restaurant says stolen wine value estimated at 300k

The total value of dozens of high-end bottles of wine stolen from…

Eric Risberg/AP PhotoBottles of Screaming Eagle were stolen from Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry. A total of 76 bottles were stolen estimating at $300k in value.
Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.

Fine wine stolen from famed Napa Valley restaurant

Wine sold for nearly $8,000 a bottle was stolen from the French…

Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.
AP file photo<p>Section 25658 states that every person who sells

Selling alcohol to minors can bring punishment

This week's question comes from Sunil in Oakland, who asks: Q: "I…

AP file photo<p>Section 25658 states that every person who sells
AP Photo/Eric RisbergCellar worker Daniel Nelson looks over toppled barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday

California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergCellar worker Daniel Nelson looks over toppled barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday
courtesy photoUnang Cotes du Ventoux grapes are grown in the southeastern part of the Rhone; the fruit comes away with the earthiness drinkers crave around this time of year.

Just keep on trocken with German riesling

As another Summer of Riesling event is upon us, I take great…

courtesy photoUnang Cotes du Ventoux grapes are grown in the southeastern part of the Rhone; the fruit comes away with the earthiness drinkers crave around this time of year.
Courtesy PhotoThe Vitiano Rosato Umbria offers summer refreshment with a blend of sauvignon

Rosé prices swelling, but bargains remain

Like flowers, rosé wines are starting to bloom. Yes, it is the…

Courtesy PhotoThe Vitiano Rosato Umbria offers summer refreshment with a blend of sauvignon
Courtesy PhotoEven Moët et Chandon will taste like pickle juice served out of used sardine if you forget about it for a few decades.

Time to do some spring cleaning of your wine stash

Many years ago, my great-aunt asked me to go through her liquor…

Courtesy PhotoEven Moët et Chandon will taste like pickle juice served out of used sardine if you forget about it for a few decades.
AP File PhotoMosel riesling is low in acid and high on floral and minerally flavors.

Mosel’s 2011 riesling offers close to perfect wines

Few things make me as happy as Mosel riesling from Germany. Days…

AP File PhotoMosel riesling is low in acid and high on floral and minerally flavors.
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Portugal: Small country with big, age-worthy wines

Portugal is a small country, but it is the 10th largest wine…

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Courtesy PhotoGloria Ferrer Va de Vi’s notes of apple and pear will put a sweet spark into your romantic evening.

Domestic bubbly offers good wines, good prices for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is probably the most “Hallmark” of holidays, but even if…

Courtesy PhotoGloria Ferrer Va de Vi’s notes of apple and pear will put a sweet spark into your romantic evening.
Whether it’s a platter of chicken wings or a football-shaped meat lump

Super Bowl cooler doesn’t have to be beer only, check out these perfect snack food wines

Like many, I usually drink beer when I watch the Super Bowl.…

Whether it’s a platter of chicken wings or a football-shaped meat lump
ap file photoCabernet sauvignon wines produced in Washington state are more likely to have higher acidity then California cabs

Big wine bargains can be found in Washington

Washington contains more cabernet sauvignon and merlot vines than any state besides…

ap file photoCabernet sauvignon wines produced in Washington state are more likely to have higher acidity then California cabs
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Boxing Room in Hayes Valley serves kegged wine

Wine on tap: Gimmick or game time?

Ten years ago, people were just starting to get used to the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Boxing Room in Hayes Valley serves kegged wine
Courtesy PhotoYou can warm up during winter with a nice glass of port

Snuggle up with a port that doesn’t break bank

If there is a time of year to drink port, it is…

Courtesy PhotoYou can warm up during winter with a nice glass of port
Courtesy PhotoHaden Fig Pinot Noir from Oregon has a suggested retail price of $18 and tastes much better than other wines from the region that have a higher price tag.

Most memorable wines of 2012

Trying to remember every wine I’ve tried this year is like attempting…

Courtesy PhotoHaden Fig Pinot Noir from Oregon has a suggested retail price of $18 and tastes much better than other wines from the region that have a higher price tag.