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  1. Oeno-file
    Former Goldman Trader Puts Up 15,000 Wines As Loan CollateralAs you might guess, there was a lot of high-end French stuff in there.
  2. Food Is the New Rock
    Highlights and Lowlights From the First Annual BottleRock NapaWe’ve got some photos, and a mini-review.
  3. Oeno-File
    Aquitaine, Laurent Manrique’s Latest Wine Bar, Opening ShortlyThere will be some French food, too.
  4. Reopenings
    InnerFog Wine Bar Reopens … With New BeerThey were closed for a couple months after some water damage.
  5. R.I.P.
    Robert Brown, The ‘World’s Greatest Wino,’ Dies at 73The street performer who joked that he tried to drink Napa Valley into a desert was actually sober for the last thirteen years.
  6. Previews
    InoVino, a Wine and Panini Bar, On Its Way to Cole ValleyIt’s a project from longtime Perbacco wine director Claudio Villani, who’s now left the restaurant.
  7. Oeno-File
    Fig & Thistle Opening Next Month in Hayes ValleyAfter some delays, it’s coming to Ivy Street.
  8. Oeno-File
    Five Hip-Hop Lines That Made Moscato HugeMoscato drinking appears to be driving growth in domestic wine sales overall, and we trace its rise to popularity via hip-hop lyrics.
  9. The Other Critics
    Heirloom Café Gets a Rave From the Financial TimesNicholas Lander loves the place.
  10. Oeno-File
    Drew Barrymore Ices Her Pinot Grigio, Misses Trader Vic’sShe also can’t stand the brutality of being a judge on cooking shows.
  11. Openings
    First Look at Noir Lounge, Now Softly Open in Hayes Valley [Updated]It has a menu from the chef at Per Diem, and some noir-ish touches.
  12. Oeno-File
    Salt’s Cure and Heirloom L.A. Both Begin Tuesday Wine TastingsFor everyone who wonders what to pair with lasagna cupcakes.
  13. Oeno-File
    Behold the Rosé Selection at Bi-Rite Divisadero
  14. Oeno-File
    Wine Spectator Coming to Town With Big April Tasting Event; Paso RoblesThe big Wine Spectator Grand Tour costs $200 per person, and arrives April 24.
  15. Openings
    What to Eat at 20 Spot, Opening Friday in the MissionIt’s a wine bar, and then some.
  16. Quote of the Day
    Lou Amdur Sounds Off on ‘Sluts’He’s talking about wine, of course.
  17. Foodievents
    Scenes From the Eighth Annual Pigs & Pinot in HealdsburgSee our photos from the 2013 pork and Pinot fest.
  18. Oeno-File
    Brunello Killer Sentenced to Four Years For Wine CrimeThe guy who destroyed six vintages of pricey Brunello wine will get prison time.
  19. Oeno-File
    The Wine Advocate Suing Departing Critic Antonio GalloniMore juicy wine-world gossip!
  20. Leftovers
    Food & Wine ‘Best New Chef’ Alums Cooking at Paiche; Tam O’ShanterThe Atwater Village Scottish restaurant serves roughly 5,000 pints every March 17.
  21. Corked
    You Can’t Taste Wine Nearly As Well As You ThinkSeveral studies indicate you don’t know what you’re talking about.
  22. Oeno-File
    Chateau Montelena Founder DiesHe was 86.
  23. Oeno-File
    Chinese Wine Drinkers Baffled by Western Tasting NotesEuropean fruit and food references don’t help much if you’ve never tasted them.
  24. Food Is the New Rock
    All About BottleRock, the Biggest Local Music Fest You’ve Never Heard OfIt’s happening in Napa, May 8 to 12.
  25. Oeno-File
    Sommeliers of the Year Kelli White and Scott Brenner Say California Is CoolThe husband and wife team has built the biggest collection of all-Napa wines in the country.
  26. Oeno-File
    Bordeaux Is So Out It’s Back In AgainNo one ever thought it was possible, but the Bordelais are now begging for attention from the wine cognoscenti.
  27. Oeno-File
    An Insider’s Guide to Surviving Barrel Tasting in SonomaWe offer you several tips for enjoying the event like an adult, and avoiding the hordes.
  28. Oeno-File
    Robert Parker Protégé Antonio Galloni Leaves The Wine AdvocateHe’s launching a bloglike thing that will bear his name.
  29. Oeno-File
    Bring Your Own Bottles for Discounted Wine at Tank 18 on SaturdayIt’s kind of a deal.
  30. Foodievents
    Coi Kicks Off a Year of Monthly Winemaker Dinners This MonthIt starts with Josh Jensen of Calera Winery.
  31. Oeno-File
    What’s On Alma’s Wine List Now That It’s Approved For BoozeThe offerings come from a global mash-up of progressive, natural wine-makers.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Acquerello Team Opening a New Spot on Polk; Zinfandel Festival This WeekendAlso, chef shuffle at La Condesa.
  33. Oeno-File
    Fig Finally Springs Its New Wine LabelAvailable in both a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the label fittingly sports an adorable cartoon pig.
  34. The Name Game
    Introducing Trader Joe’s ‘UpChuck!’Conveniently, it’s both an appropriate verb and a noun to use for Charles Shaw Wine.
  35. We Don't Actually Dislike Him
    Guy Fieri to Open Winery and Event Space in SonomaPimpin’ Pinot, anyone?
  36. The Name Game
    What Can We Call ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ Now That The Price Is Changing?The price on Trader Joe’s infamous bargain wine is going up by 25%.
  37. Oeno-File
    Try Lots of Wine This Weekend at Winter WINEland in SonomaThe Northern Sonoma Wine Road is hosting their 21st annual winter tasting event.
  38. Oeno-File
    Orange Wine Already Over, Say Two Wine WritersBefore the majority of wine drinkers have even heard of orange wine, two wine writers are already tired of the wine world fad.
  39. Oeno-File
    Tank 18, SoMa’s New Urban Winery, Opens January 26They’re opening with a BYO-Bottle party - bring a washed-out wine bottle and they’ll fill it for eight bucks.
  40. Oeno-File
    The World’s Youngest Master Sommelier, Roland Micu, Was a High SchoolAlso, his first exposure to wine was at a South Bay pizza chain.
  41. Openings
    First Look at Wine Kitchen, Now Open on DivisaderoAlso, we’ve got the menu for you.
  42. Oeno-File
    The French Are Annoyed That Obama Is Serving California ‘Champagne’Korbel has made a special bottle of “Inaugural Cuvée Champagne,” and the French wish it said, “California Champagne,” or sparkling wine.
  43. Openings
    Wine Kitchen Softly Opens Tonight on DivisThere will be an ambitious small-plates menu and an international wine list.
  44. Grub Guide
    Ten Awesome Bottles of New Year’s Bubbly That Aren’t the Big BrandsThere’s no reason to ring in the New Year with champers that’s made by multinational luxury conglomerates a million bottles at a time. These bottles of bubbly are far better.
  45. Booze You Can Use
    Taste Your Way Through 35 Champagnes Tonight at Arlequin
  46. Previews
    Wine Kitchen Getting Set to Open on DivisaderoIt’s going to be a wine bar and small plates restaurant on the ever-gentrifying Divisadero corridor.
  47. Oeno-File
    Famed Italian Winery Hit by Vandals Destroying $25 Million Worth of WineCase Basse di Soldera, a top producer of Brunello di Montalcino, may have had it coming for a while.
  48. Quote of the Day
    We Didn’t Always Have Chardonnay Growing Everywhere
  49. Openings
    Sneak a Peek at Tank 18, SoMa’s Newest Wine Tasting RoomIt’s a full-scale urban winery and tasting room, at Howard and 10th.
  50. Oeno-File
    Trotter Auction Nears $1 Million Mark; Online Will Exceed EstimateTrotter wine collection to break million dollar mark.
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