Wine

Food and Wine magazine names 2015 most promising U.S. chefs

NEW YORK - A former scientist and a blues guitar fan were among the 11 most promising chefs in the United States named by Food & Wine magazine on Tuesday.

It's in the grape: New Zealand vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines from rivals such as Australia and the United States.

26 Mar 2015

World Chefs: Writer shares cooking tips from top chefs in new cookbook

NEW YORK - Dana Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food and Wine magazine, shares lessons and tips she learned from some of the best chefs in the world in her first cookbook, "Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen."

24 Mar 2015

Foreign, domestic rosé wines vie for bigger share of U.S. market

NEW YORK - A wine battle may be uncorked as imports of rosés from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa vie for shelf space and a share of the U.S. market, which is good news for consumers.

24 Mar 2015

Los Angeles water sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

(Story published on 2nd March refiled to correct name of bottled water in 10th paragraph)

10 Mar 2015

Wine from Civil War-era shipwreck uncorked in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A bottle of wine recovered intact four years ago from the 1864 wreck of a Civil War blockade runner that sank off the coast of Bermuda was uncorked and sipped by a panel of experts on Friday during a food festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

07 Mar 2015

Wine from Civil War-era shipwreck to be uncorked in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - An intact bottle of wine recovered four years ago from the wreck of a Civil War blockade runner that sank off the coast of Bermuda in 1864 is going to be uncorked and sipped on Friday during a food festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

06 Mar 2015

Wine is great for drinking, not investing, says top critic

LONDON - Splashing out on pricey wine is great if you plan to drink it down the road, says Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic, but not as a financial investment.

06 Mar 2015

Trip Tips: Japan's coastal Miyako city puts tsunami behind it

MIYAKO, Japan - Miyako in northeastern Japan was for decades a small coastal city, famed for the salmon that splashed upriver in the autumn and the succulent oysters gathered just offshore. Tourists came to fish, paddle kayaks in the bay and enjoy the scenic views.

Life, Japan 06 Mar 2015

Los Angeles water sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

LOS ANGELES, Mar 2 - Water sommelier Martin Riese has seen the eye-roll and heard it before: "Water tastings? Only in L.A."

02 Mar 2015