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Back in 2006, I wrote a Page One profile of Rudy Kurniawan for the Los Angeles Times. The baby-faced 29-year-old from Indonesia was spending

For years California Chardonnays were bashed as buttery, oaky and over the top. But more and more of them fit a different profile. This

I'll leap at any excuse for a trip to Tuscany. This time it was an invitation to a vertical tasting. As you may have

During my week tasting wines in the Loire Valley, I sampled everything from stellar dry and sweet whites to deliciously complex reds, and all

Let's face it, when it comes to wine, Californians are chauvinists. Oh, we'll grant that they make some pretty good wine in Oregon --

I've just come back from a tasting tour in the Loire Valley, home to some of the best bargains in the wine world. One