An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass Half full: 1/19/2018
A roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits stories on the web (because even Al Gore, who invented it, doesn't have time to read them all)
What it’s like to get sued by a
operating a restaurant in the U.S. is tough? Try moving to Argentina:
And all this time, we thought
Champagne and porn were such a good match.
Count sues to remove his family name from the bubbly brand that hired a former
porn star to represent them:
The strange saga of the $1.3 million
bottle of vodka.
the precious stones and the 6.6 pounds of gold---all the thieves wanted was the
And speaking of vodka: pair it with
hot dogs and live to be 96.
shares her secrets of longevity:
Switzerland bans citizens from
boiling lobsters alive.
the humane approach, and talk them into giving themselves up:
Five skills that are improved by
booze has no beneficial effects?
great wine for under $15?
It’s not a
typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low
prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling
the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a
tsunami of unfamiliar labels.
is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to
California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The
book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you
a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does
the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?
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