Beer, Wine & Spirits

Sample Sale

Long ago I had a metrosexual cohabitant who dragged me to the Barneys warehouse...

Mateo’s Merlot

In these parts, certain Pinot-loving types may consider Merlot a grape to sniff at....

Simply Spain

Maybe someday the law of averages will prove me wrong — and I happily...

Mais Oui!

Dissing France — especially if you're a Californian talking about wine — is way...

Local Juice, Part Two

This week we continue our journey, begun in my last column (see Wineau, "Local...

Local Juice, Part One

"Drink Globally, Splurge Locally" is a headline I pulled out of my metaphorical wine...

Fuzzy Money

"That's not how money works!" is an admonishment I frequently get from my more...

The L Word

It wasn't Love, Lust, or even just Looking, although each of those sentiments was...

Drink Before You Think

Thanks to a recent zillion-word New Yorker article and a high-profile forthcoming book on...

Notes of Kiwi

In the wine world at least, New Zealand is something like the little engine...

Wineau’s Lucky 13

In the past year I've tasted three low-priced wines every other week with an...

Urban Sophisticates

One night several years ago, I overcame my comedy club phobia and found myself...

Drink Your Veggies?

In the past, I've described the 1980s as the Golden Age of California Chardonnay...

Zin’s Frontier Roots

Sonoma's Dry Creek and Russian River valleys may get credit of late for producing...
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