Beer, Wine & Spirits

Great with Frogs’ Legs

Viogniers with hints of honey, maple, grapefruit ... and canned beans.

House Red

Drink it with chicken or beer.

California’s Best Bargain?

A Sauvignon Blanc that makes the most of mediocrity.

Ask the Experts: 2

One way to find great bargain wines is to ask for them.

Wine for Believers

One way to find discount bargains is to ask the experts.

Original Zin

One version of Eden: fig leaves and cheap California Zinfandel.

Drink Globally, Splurge Locally

East Bay wines ain't cheap, but for that special occasion ...

Mendoza, Ole!

Sure, it's $2.99, but can you dance to it?

Meet the New Pink

Same as the old pink?

Mistakes Were Made

In tasting cheap Pinots, a tolerance for error is helpful.

Tearing Down Terroir

Regional differences in wine are giving ground to globalized tastes.

Bubbly for Beer Guys

Introducing the IKEA of sparkling wines.

French Fruit

As a teenager, my colorful Francophile cousin did a summer exchange with a family...

Wines Worth Counterfeiting

Budget Shiraz with notes of Starbursts, candy, and earth.
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