Pat Kettles

In the premiere appearance of this column in March 2001, I was tasked with recommending locally available wines for stocking a wine cellar. Mo…

I know I am a relic. I love antique furniture, carpets and tableware, some of which have come to me from multiple generations. I have collecte…

Now that turkey leftovers have been dispatched and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, the brave among us may be considering hosting …

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. If you ask me, Thanksgiving is observed at the wrong time of the year and would be much better received if it oc…

With Thanksgiving approaching, visions of that Norman Rockwell scene with family and friends gathered around the table admiring the presentati…

I often shop at Aldi, a discount grocer of German descent, in Oxford. Aldi is owned by the Albrecht family, a presence in the grocery business…

California is home to 4,700 vintners and 5,900 growers, with some 602,000 acres under vines scattered over 49 of its 58 counties.

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