Food writer Gretchen McKay shovels pomace, the solid remains of grapes after pressing, at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif.

Our writer spends a week in California wine country

At Wente Vineyards, hands-on is the best way to learn.

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There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

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 After the judges scored the latte art in the first Latte Art Throwdown during Pittsburgh Coffee Week, the aficionados in what was Voluto Coffee and is now Commonplace Coffee, compared the cups.

Baristas compete in a Latte Art Throwdown

Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week event made art in milk foam.

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 Four Seasons Brewing Co. in Latrobe, is holding its grand opening on Nov. 9.

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Christian Simmons and Mark Pavlik, co-owners of Four Seasons Brewing Co. won a Great American Beer Festival silver medal.

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 Sign outside Bridges Wine Co. in North Point Breeze.

Tastings: Bridges Wine Co. links California and Pittsburgh

An expert winemaker from California, James McCeney, migrates to Pittsburgh after marrying a local woman and opens up a high-end winery.

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 Home brewer Gregor Bender of Peters hams it up in "Breaking Bad" character.

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The eighth-annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes over Downtown’s PPG Wintergarden on Oct. 11.

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