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10/17/2012

Biergarten The only thing better than drinking good beer is... More»

9/24/2012

What: Wine Bar at Dogpatch Wineworks is the retail front of the cavernous, custom-crush winery. Expect towering ceilings, huge windows,... More»

9/17/2012

THE WINE Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($28) California sauvignon blancs are a bit of a crapshoot: Some are crisp and steely,... More»

7/20/2012

Yeah, yeah, in the world of YouTube, something two days old is old news by now. But a couple of people just simultaneously emailed me the link to this... More»

7/10/2012

THE WINE  Bieler Père et Fils 2011 Rosé ($10) Just because it’s pink and cold doesn’t mean it’s well... More»

5/10/2012

It’s not at all uncommon these days to open a wine list and say, “Wha?” Gone are the days when menus were dominated by words like Burgundy... More»

4/27/2012

This spicy, smoky drink created by Mike Pierce uses a base of juice and spices that can be made well ahead of time and refrigerated for several weeks.... More»

4/27/2012

Like a bit actor in a long-running show waiting to deliver her one line—a whisper to the gin in a martini, a quick shout at the whiskey in a Manhattan... More»

4/17/2012

What to drink: The Bullfighter Where to drink it:... More»

3/26/2012

Ryan Maxey looks for bottles that are both unusual and affordable. Here are some of our favorites from his list. 2008 Mengoba,... More»

3/26/2012

When it comes to wine, San Francisco loves to specialize. The town is filled with restaurants that stock their cellars with primarily Italian, French, or... More»

3/23/2012

  Whiskies of the World is that wonderful kind of event—like a barbecue or a flower show—that you can smell from the parking lot.... More»