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Wine & Spirits

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»

3/5/2012

Tucked into a shoebox-size space on Grant Avenue, Little Vine operates as something of a shrine to artisan food producers. Its shelves are filled with... More»

2/22/2012

1. Bayerischer Bahnh of Berliner Weisse, Germany A low alcohol content—just 3 percent—and slightly sour notes of lemon and... More»

2/13/2012

Beer tends to get matched up with vaguely northern European fare, heavy on the sausage, or typical pub standards such as wings, burgers, and thick-cut fries... More»

2/8/2012

Like so many sherry lovers, I often find myself making a rueful admission: “I love it, but I hardly ever drink it.” I muttered it one evening... More»

2/6/2012

For a region that stretches just 25 miles and is barely a mile wide in most places, Burgundy (at least its main strip, the Côte d’Or) casts... More»

1/27/2012

Bar Dogwood For those who like a bit of meat with their drink, this dark, sophisticated spot offers a sweet selection of sliced-to-... More»

1/19/2012

The hottest ticket at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, at the end of January wasn’t any of the talks by Nobel prize winners or the... More»

1/18/2012

But oddly enough, I find myself drinking light-bodied aperitifs at many of the city’s best restaurants.    I’ve enjoyed these... More»

12/29/2011

21st Amendment—the San Francisco brewpub named after the constitutional amendment that repealed Prohibition—is burnishing... More»