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Eat Drink, Journey, Issue #55 3/13/2018
March 13, 2018
Hello all,

It’s not every day that you get to drink wine made by a trio of women who describe themselves as a “witch’s Sabbath.” The women work in the relatively unknown Spanish region of Bierzo, at a winery called Godelia. They are disciples of Vicente Garcia Vasquez, and they make uncompromising wine from local varieties such as Godello and Mencia.

Ever make a restaurant reservation and not show up? Enough people did that, over a long enough period of time, to cause some of America’s best restaurants to implement a ticketing reservation system. You go online and book your nonrefundable dining experience with a credit card. If something happens at the last minute, you’re out of luck---just as if you had purchased tickets to a Broadway musical.

Once upon a time, absinthe was the most feared substance on earth. It was widely believed to produce hallucinations, madness and death, and it was widely banned in this country and many European nations. Today, we realize those beliefs were nonsense, and March 5 was celebrated as National Absinthe Day.

Gender equality has finally come to the world of single malt Scotch. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the new currency of organized crime. Pineapple pizza is so loathed and dreaded that no one will buy it, not even those panicked shoppers facing a life-threatening blizzard. These stories and more may be found in Glass Half Full, our roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits items on the web.

Here are the recent posts: The Vision of Vicente Garcia Vasquez

Would You Buy A Ticket to A Restaurant?

National Absinthe Day

Glass Half Full: 3/9/2018

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