Wine: Natural Progression

From the winery at Peter Michael, a road wends its way along a stream toward the mounting hillsides of Knights Valley in Sonoma, California. Les Pavots, the famous vineyard and source of the eponymous red blend, looms lush in the foreground. High above, the white soils of Chardonnay vineyards La Carrière and Ma Belle-Fille climb […]

Wine: Hollywood and Vine

The real stars of scandia—the restaurant that joined the ranks of the Brown Derby, Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Mocambo as a legendary “Old Hollywood” hot spot in the mid-1950s—were not the luminous regulars such as Gable, Bogart, Crosby, and Stewart, but subtler, more patient occupants with such names as Mouton, Latour, Heitz, and Montelena. The […]