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Ready to upgrade from Two Buck Chuck this holiday season? Fear not. Chronicle wine editor ... More»


Bay Area sommeliers are geeking out over the funky new gadget Coravin, which uses a fine-point needle... More»


It's the debate that has the wine world in a buzz—the Great Decanting Controversy of 2013. On Tuesday,... More»


The calendar says September, but the sun and the sweat on your brow scream "Summer!" Here, eight hot-weather cocktails to sip before our balmy... More»


Today you can pour wine from a bottle without ever popping the cork. Yup, not kidding. The... More»


Wine Country: So close, yet so far away, especially with bumper-to-bumper on Highway 29. Luckily for us, with a handful of wineries and... More»


A boot shaped glass, otherwise known as "Das Boot," isn’t just a novelty item: It’s also a classic German drinking game. Can... More»


Gary Rieschel was looking incredibly relaxed for a man who had just spent $800,000 on a vertical tasting of every vintage of Harlan Estate... More»


Familiar with the tune of the British drinking song we know as the American national anthem? Love American beer equally appropriated from classic British... More»


Where: The Alchemist, 679 3rd St. (near Townsend St.), 415-746-9968 ... More»