Food & Wine

Life & Style 'Top Chef: Seattle' down to final 2 'Top Chef: Seattle' down to final 2
In the penultimate installment, Kristen Kish and unstoppable finalist Brooke Williamson toppled Sheldon Simeon, the 30-year-old executive chef at Star Noodle in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Life & Style U.S. wine exports set new record in 2012 U.S. wine exports set new record in 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - New figures show U.S. wine exports grew for the third consecutive year in 2012, setting a record of $1.43 billion in revenue, the San Francisco-based Wine Institute said Thursday.

Ninety percent of those exports were from California. Volume shipments reached 424.
Life & Style US winery experiments with aging wine in ocean US winery experiments with aging wine in ocean
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An experiment in the age-old art of winemaking began on Wednesday as a California winery submerged four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor to see how the ocean affects the aging of the wine.

Mira Winery of St. Helena, Calif.
Life & Style Companies look to 'drinkify' snacks in 2013 Companies look to 'drinkify' snacks in 2013(Photo Gallery)
BOCA RATON, Fla. — If you don't have time to sit down for a bowl of cereal in the morning, companies are hoping you'll want to drink your breakfast.

As companies struggle to grow cereal sales in the U.S., Kellogg and General Mills are preparing to roll out breakfast drinks.
Life & Style Hot to Trot wine featured at Prosser winery Hot to Trot wine featured at Prosser winery
PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Ste. Michelle Wine Estates plans to remake its Snoqualmie Vineyards tasting room at Prosser into a winery this fall for its Hot to Trot wines.

The Tri-City Herald reports it will have a tasting bar, lounge and barrel room for the "14 Hands" brand.
Life & Style Photos: Portland Seafood and Wine Festival Photos: Portland Seafood and Wine Festival(Photo Gallery)
Providing fresh Oregon seafood trucked in from the Oregon Coast, along with wines from 50 Oregon wineries, the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival gave attendees the opportunity to sample the best of Northwest seafood and wine.
Life & Style Two wineries that have a heart for fundraising Two wineries that have a heart for fundraising
Like a fine romance, the best rose wines are a balancing act — not too sweet, not too heavy and full of flavor.

That's what Ehlers Estate winemaker Kevin Morrisey is going for when he makes the winery's annual Sylviane rose (rose-ZAY), a dry, European-style wine released each year on February 14.
Life & Style iPhone map glitch costing Portland restaurant thousands iPhone map glitch costing Portland restaurant thousands(Video)
Metrovino, an upscale wine bar in Portland's Pearl District, is mistakenly being placed in a wrong location on iPhone's new mapping system. Metrovino's owner said the glitch is causing him thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Life & Style Stovetop suppers: Simply delicious Stovetop suppers: Simply delicious
Without a slow cooker, without a microwave, without a grill/smoker larger than the car, without a pressure cooker, delicious meals can still be cooked.
Life & Style Corvallis brewery pedals what's on tap Corvallis brewery pedals what's on tap
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — It's Friday morning and Laurence Livingston is geared up and ready to go.

The head brewer and brewery manager at Sky High Brewing rolls out two 150-pound kegs of beer in the brewing area.
Life & Style Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash
SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) — Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe