Master of Sangiovese The North American Sommelier Association (NASA) is teaching an intensive certification course on the varietal. Native to Italy, the grape has been planted in other wine regions including California, Australia and Greece, which is among the lessons covered in the two-day course. ... More >>
Here in Los Angeles our embarrassment of riches wine-wise might sometimes lead to a forest-for-the-trees blindness, with too much to weed through on the shelves or the wine lists to actually find something you like. Fortunately area wine bars work hard to assemble lists that are highly focused and d ... More >>
Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône is a biennial wine event held up and down the Rhône Valley for four long, thrilling days, involving the systematic tasting of mostly red wine by thousands of eager tasters from all over the world, and the systematic inebriation by same each night. Each day, is roug ... More >>
Taking his spot among some serious heavyweights, Bar Covell's Matthew Kaner has been named among Food and Wine's 2013 Sommeliers of the year, a distinction bestowed on only 11 wine professionals. According to Food and Wine, Kaner won ...
A. ScattergoodIntelligentsia Pasadena As of 10 a.m. this morning, Old Town shoppers, itinerant off-duty baristas, embedded Pasadena food writers and refugees from the Rose Bowl now have a place to order an excellent macchiato on Colorado Boulevard. Intelligentsia Coffee, Doug Zell's Chicago-b ... More >>
J.Koslow Three weeks ago, Bar Covell quietly opened its doors, serving beer and wine across the street from Umami Burger on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz. Bar Covell's Owner, Dustin Lancaster, spent the last three and a half years tending bar at Cafe Stella. In March 2009, Lancaster firs ... More >>
For February 3 - 9, 2006