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June 17, 2004 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
It's a book signing, excerpt reading, film teasing and wine tasting. Tonight's special edition of the Echo's Extreme Wine Tasting celebrates the release of local author Rex Pickett's "Sideways" (St. Martin's Griffin, New York), a wine-centric road-trip story based on his adventures with pals Julian Davies and Roy Gittens.
February 28, 2005 | Dan Crane, Special to The Times
Though they didn't get to saunter up the aisle to accept an Oscar, Julian Davies and Roy Gittens, the men who provided the inspiration for "Sideways," the novel and subsequent film, were nonetheless in high spirits at Sunday night's Sideways-Centric Oscar Viewing Party/Irregular Wine Tasting at the Echo on Sunset Boulevard.
July 10, 2008 | Elina Shatkin
THE CROWD at the Echoplex is cheerful and chatty, but as they sip an elegant French Gewurztraminer infused with "subtle tones of honey, grapefruit and tropical fruit" (or so says Wine Spectator), their ersatz sommelier, Julian Davies, slugs down a distinctly pedestrian bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican ale. This curated eclecticism is par for the course at Irregular Wine Tasting, where an Italian Cabernet Sauvignon might be followed by a milky junmai sake.
March 13, 2006 | Andreas von Bubnoff, Special to The Times
METHICILLIN-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- that infamous, life-threatening microscopic germ also known as MRSA -- is not the only microbe we should fear. On March 1, the Infectious Disease Society of America warned of at least six dangerous bacterial and fungal strains, responsible for diseases such as pneumonia and wound and bloodstream infections, that have been acquiring resistance to antibiotics, including last-line drugs such as vancomycin and imipenem. They say the U.S.
February 12, 2004 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
It's 6 p.m. on a Friday night, and the room is already buzzing with women in miniskirts and guys in loosened neckties. Every one of them is holding a wineglass and sipping something wonderful -- a $70 Caymus Cabernet, or maybe a $38 release from Jordan vineyards. Between bites of crispy portabello bruschetta come snippets of intimate conversation cutting through the high-energy bustle of the crowd.
July 14, 2005 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Paris SANDOW understands that a vacation isn't something to be consumed and forgotten. It's to be savored and, where possible, relived at home. The Santa Monica vocational counselor with the romantic first name had just returned from traveling in -- appropriately enough -- Paris, when he made a pleasing discovery. "I found myself missing the European treats that I had been eating daily. Walking down Main Street in Santa Monica, I came upon a small shop called Chocolat.
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