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  1. Contests
    We Have Three Winners for Tickets to Saturday’s Wine Riot!The final tally is in.
  2. Contests
    We’re Giving Away Three Tickets to Saturday’s ‘Wine Riot’The Downtown event features 56 wineries and over 250 wines.
  3. Crime Scenes
    O.C. Man Popped In Major Wine HeistGeorge Osumi faces sixteen years in prison.
  4. Quote of the Day
    Reading Between the WinesIn seventeenth-century England, your drink of choice was a political statement.
  5. Oeno-File
    Do Like AC/DC and Make Your Own Wine, at Brooklyn WineryThe rockers are pumping out a wine label, and lo, Brooklyn Winery’s craft-your-own season just began! Perfect timing.
  6. Booze News
    There Are Fish Bladders Lurking in Your Wine (and Beer)Vegans, better put down that glass of vino.
  7. Quote of the Day
    Jay-Z: Champagne Mastermind“Everybody should take a lesson who wants to sell wine that sucks.”
  8. Oenophile
    Malibu Winemakers Celebrated in Santa MonicaYes, Napa, there is good wine being made in Malibu.
  9. Mediavore
    Starbucks Changes Its Logo; Food Trucks Robbed in KTownAfter 40 years, the coffee company is entitled to a mid-life crisis.
  10. Coming Soon
    Le Zinque Strives to Link to Abbot Kinney’s Trendier SideA wine and coffee bar will revel in French atmosphere and small plates, bringing a more grown-up alternative to weekend shenanigans at The Brig.
  11. Mediavore
    A Vineyard Grows in Catalina; Kiddies Consuming Too Much CaffeineThe Wrigley family seeks to lure tourists into the island with booze, while 75% of youngsters are buzzing on soda.
  12. Oenophile
    Sublime Lets You Drink Like Thomas Jefferson at Half the CostRandall Rosa’s Culver City restaurant is offering half-priced bottles of wine this month.
  13. Oenophile
    Where To Drink $5 Glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau All NightWest Adams wine bar Bacaro tells us they’re well-stocked for an all-night celebration.
  14. Mediavore
    Plastic Bags Banned by L.A. County; French and Mexican Foods Need ProtectionUnincorporated areas of L.A. will see plastic grocery bags phased out, while The U.N. starts looking to save cultural cuisine.
  15. Openings
    Monopole Wine Opens in PasadenaWell-curated labels, tastings, classes, and events are planned in the Prohibition-era building, but when that fails, there’s an online store too.
  16. Oenophile
    Monopole Wine Store Opening Soon in PasadenaThe shop details the horrors of California bureaucracy in its own blog.
  17. Mediavore
    A Mouse Gives Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares; Food Stamps RebrandedThe loudmouth chef needs pest control, while the newly named CalFresh program has the approval of focus groups.
  18. Mediavore
    Barq’s Root Beer Sues Coke; Campbell’s Protested Over New Halal Soup Line
  19. Booze News
    What To Drink Tonight at Intelligentsia PasadenaA collaboration with Eagle Rock brewery using Intelligentsia’s coffee will also debut tonight.
  20. Oenophile
    Providence Pairs With Craggy Range TonightThe influential New Zealand winemaker will pair with a five-course menu at L.A.’s creative seafood sanctuary.
  21. Slideshows
    First Look at Wine Expo’s Tasting Room, Opening Next Week in Santa MonicaFood products, fruit nectars, and Mexican Coke grace their “West Wing.”
  22. Oenophile
    Free LudoTruck For First 20 Domaine L.A. TastersJill Bernheimer celebrates getting a tasting license by bringing in the famous fried chicken.
  23. Mediavore
    Snooki Complains About Jail Food; IHOP Sues International House of PrayerThe Jersey Shore star complains she wasn’t fed while locked up, while the famous pancake chain targets potential copyright infringement in Kansas.
  24. Mediavore
    The First Lady Urges Healthier Choices at Restaurants; Gaga’s Raw Meat DressMichelle Obama addresses the National Restaurant Association and the avant garde pop performer offends some vegans and vegetarians.
  25. Oenophile
    Joshua Klapper Announces 5th Anniversary Vintage of La FenêtreA limited amount of the 2008 vintage just went on sale from this former Sona sommelier.
  26. Mediavore
    Ludo Lefebvre Explains It All; Alex Reznik Is Not Into Coke and HookersThe pop-up chef just wants to be free, while the Cafe Was chef explains comments made on Top Chef.
  27. The Other Critics
    GQ Jumps On The L.A. Love Train; Gold Gets Offended by Santa Monica PlaceElsewhere, S. Irene Virbila and L.A. mag both lose it over Waterloo & City’s shepard’s pie.
  28. Oenophile
    Adam Leemon Teaching at PourtalThe co-host of Tasting Room with Tom Leykis will explore subjects like terroir and pairings in five small sessions.
  29. Coming Soon
    Wine Expo Reveals Its Tasting RoomWith an opening weeks away, owners invite the curious to come take a look.
  30. Mediavore
    Mandela Family Enters The Wine World; Malibu Canyon Remains Might Break MatriceMissing for nearly a year following an arrest at Geoffrey’s restaurant, a grim new discovery might bring answers.
  31. Oenophile
    This Summer: All Riesling, All the TimeOne wacky wine man thinks so, and he’s not the only one.
  32. Oenophile
    Syrah Sales Stuck in a SlumpSkylark owner John Lancaster assesses a strange sales situation in the wine world.
  33. Oenophile
    Sexy Sommeliers: Pouring Wine and Looking FineThe NYP’s “smoldering photo shoot.”
  34. Oenophile
    Bodega Expanding to HollywoodThe third, biggest, and most central location of the Italian wine bar opens on Monday.
  35. Coming Soon
    Wine Expo’s Tasting Room Almost Ready To Serve Santa MonicaInspections are passed on the store’s long-awaited cheese and salumi tasting room.
  36. Oenophile
    Craft Welcomes Winemaker Paul Lato to DinnerThe Polish-born winemaker bring his in-demand pinots to Century City for a night.
  37. Foodies With Benefits
    Who Will Be At East L.A. Meets Napa, Tomorrow at Union StationLocal Mexican food legends team up with Northern vintners.
  38. Openings
    Covell Wine Bar Starts Serving Los FelizDustin Lancaster, a former Cafe Stella bartender, focuses on affordable wines-by-the-glass and the possibilities of charcuterie and cheese plates.
  39. Mediavore
    Baldwin Park Bans New Drive-Thrus Through 2010; Rene Redzepi Does His OwnThe birthplace of In-N-Out strikes a blow to fast food while the owner of the so-called “best restaurant in the world” doesn’t rely on staff to source his kitchen.
  40. Oenophile
    Wine WordsTen of them that you might find useful.
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    Laurent Quenioux Cooking at Le Saint Amour; SimonLA Celebrates Fete de laBistro LQ joins a chef exchange program and Sofitel goes Gallic, with the music to prove it.
  42. Slideshow
    A Look Into Mignon Wine Bar, Now Open DowntownOld world wines and a selection of hard-to-find cheese graces the tiny space.
  43. Oenophile
    Lou’s Owner Recommends Rosé Everyday In L.A.Los Angeles might be an exception to the rules of drinking wine in season.
  44. Empire Building
    Wine Expo on ‘Death March Construction Schedule’The store strives for an opening before July 4th.
  45. Oenofile
    Drink Wine on Tap in AstoriaEach keg contains the equivalent of 28 bottles.
  46. Mediavore
    LeBron James Tempted By Iron Chef Symon; Shark Fins Banned In HawaiiAn NBA all-star gets an edible offer to stay in Cleveland, while an endangered animal gets protection from restaurant goers.
  47. Contests
    Win Two Free Tickets to City of Angels Wine Fest!!30 California wineries and chefs from patina unite on Memorial Day.
  48. Mediavore
    White House Pushes Healthy Eating; Organic Wines Take L.A.’s SpotlightA presidential decree and a presidential pastry chef keep their focus on nutrition, while natural wines are the focus of local restaurants this week.
  49. Menus
    Jose Andres Brings Spanish Winemaker to Saam DinnerAlejandro Fernandez gets Andres credit for putting Spain on the wine map.
  50. Oenophile
    Two New Wine Bars Opening in Venice in 2010Both aim to provide a counterpoint to the city’s young nightlife.
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