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As Chinese cuisine gains popularity in the West, one problem insistently rears its head for the oenophile: how to complement Western wines with a

I'm hunting for Valentine's Day wines early this year, and my first pick is the rich, full, velvety red blend 2008 Lasseter Family Winery

Many wild things have landed in my kitchen, but none as challenging as a fox that once came my way. I was reminded of

Living in California, I will sheepishly admit we are a spoiled bunch. Supporting the movement to "buy local, eat seasonal" is not a big

Though I'm a huge fan of Chardonnay, I've often trashed California examples in the past as too oaky, butterscotchy, ponderous. Happily, the range of

When you consider the wines of Alsace, it's probably fine fragrant whites that come to mind. That's understandable. The Alsace winegrower has six white