Vintage — the year the grape was grown — can make a big difference in wines. We put that to test with this Chilean offering.
Restaurant & Dining News and Reviews
Romance and wine have been forever linked by poets and pundits. Surely all wine-loving romantics remember Omar Khayyam's classic "A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou besides me… "
At a recent tasting of 15 mostly red, mostly Spanish wines, we found solid deals at Table Wine, Square Wine Company, Barriques and Metcalfe's in Hilldale.
Red Robin has unveiled a new limited-time-only burger that features a lettuce wedge wrap instead of a sesame seed bun. So of course they’re calling it the Wedgie Burger.
The Peju 2012 Syrah is all about vibrant dark fruits (black cherry and blackberry) and delicious complexity from a mix of fresh and dried herbs with violet floral. To think you can get all of this, with balanced tannins and acidity, for just $38 is incredible.
California-born franchise Bowl of Heaven in Hilldale serves smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and acai bowls layered with granola, dairy-free milk and fruit.
Chenin blanc’s birthplace is the Loire Valley in France, but it thrives in South Africa. Also known as steen there, the grape represents 18 percent of the country’s total vine acreage.
Napa Valley winery owner John Skupny is not happy. He has been told that a local source for his Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc is being planted over to cabernet sauvignon. It isn’t even an ideal location for the incoming grape, he laments, but economics rule the day: Napa Valley’s dominant gra…
Heide is the chef and owner of Liliana’s Restaurant in Fitchburg, opened in 2008 and named after his daughter. Charlie’s, open since mid-October, is named for his son.
Chef Dave Heide's newest restaurant, Charlie's on Main at 113 S. Main St. in Oregon, includes a restaurant, banquet hall and a basement "speakeasy" called Charlie's Underground, open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays and to women only on Wednesdays. The menu features contemporary c…
Below are a single varietal wine and a blend from the well-respected Herdade do Esporão winery located in Alentejo, a large region in southeast Portugal that covers about a third of the country.