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Dier Makr (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Dier Makr occupies the ground floor of an Edwardian brownstone not far from Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Market district, the brainchild of Berliner Kobi Ruzicka and Australian Sarah Fitzsimmons. In Eltham, a Melbourne suburb, Ruzicka once owned the bar ...Read Full Story

Drouhin Oregon Roserock 2015 Eola–Amity Hills Zéphirine Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

The Drouhins are clearly hitting their stride with Roserock, their new property in the South Salem Hills. The '15 Zéphirine, a barrel selection, is poised, with scents of caramel and dusty cherry, a whiff of pipe tobacco. Satisfying and inviting, its flavors bear an oak signature that should...Read Full Story

Evening Land Vineyards 2016 Eola–Amity Hills Seven Springs Gamay Noir (Wine Review)

If you like cru Beaujolais, check out this gamay from a small parcel at Seven Springs Vineyard. It’s fermented as whole clusters in concrete, turning out a pretty red with scents of purple flower petals, cranberries, licorice root and humus. The flavors are fruit forward, luscious, rippling and...Read Full Story

MTN (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

MTN is Gjelina chef Travis Lett’s homage to Japanese izakaya cuisine, and it occupys a new storefront down the street from the Gjelina flagship on Abbot Kinney, in Venice. It is dark and cool, tall tables flanked by stools and a dark-wood...Read Full Story

Ovum 2016 Rogue Valley/Illinois Valley Since I Fell For You Gewurztraminer (Wine Review)

Here is a gewurztraminer that feels like a pinnacle for the variety: complex, full of grain and spice and floral scents. And yet it's so ample, so generous, you'll almost miss its complexity—the sunny litchi, apple and orange peel fruit character. The sensuous texture is a reminder of...Read Full Story

Konstantin Frank 2012 Finger Lakes Blanc de Blancs (Wine Review)

Konstantin Frank's Blanc de Blancs is chardonnay with an Alsatian feel. Leading with a fine mousse, it’s lean, tart and mineral, with a lemon-lime scent as well as a hint of smoke. The flavors are mouthwatering and young, with lots of citrusy persistence. Impressive.

Felix (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Felix Trattoria is on the lonely west end of Abbot Kinney, the toniest boulevard in Venice Beach, in the storefront that once housed Venice Beach’s most iconic restaurant, Joe’s. It has preserved the same bustling anteroom bar and two small dining rooms decorated like an...Read Full Story

Robert Mayberry Remembrance (News & Features)

{image_1}Mayberry may not have learned to love wine without having lived across from a wine shop in college. Later, after earning his degree from Cornell, he was hired as a instructor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, in the William James College of Letters. It was...Read Full Story

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