Wine blending as art—not fad

Have you noticed what section of bottles in wine shops and supermarket wine aisles is growing faster than any other? It’s “Miscellaneous Red Blends.” Mostly these days, that means a random and puzzling mix of red grapes—some popular (Zinfandel, Cabernet) and some not so much, which means there’s an overabundance of the wine, and it needs a way to be […]

Now trending: craft beer and yoga

What you want after a relaxing yoga class is … a relaxing drink, right? Keep the effect going. That makes the newest trend at craft breweries brilliant—bring the yoga to the beer!

Idaho, a state poised for winemaking greatness

Let’s say one of your New Year’s resolutions was to explore a new wine region. Can I suggest Idaho? With more than 50 wineries and a growing amount of serious winemaking talent on the ground, this is a state poised for greatness.

It’s California Restaurant Month—here’s the rundown

Congratulations, you made it through your first full week back to work after the holidays. In my book, it’s the toughest week of the year; the week you most need something to look forward to. For some, that means planning a last-minute weekend getaway somewhere nearby; for others it means making plans to go out with friends you missed during […]