An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 2/2/2018
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)
Bacardi buys Patron Tequila for $5.1
Just some spare
change that was burning a hole in their pocket:
We don’t need no stinkin’ Michelin
Bras tells the Michelin Guide to shove it:
When men were men:
habits of the French Foreign Legion:
Think it’s glamorous to be a private
Turns out it’s
even worse than owning a restaurant, if that can be imagined:
Never order more than five drinks on
a first date.
of course, on what your companion looks like:
If you’re sent to prison in New
Jersey, bring a copy of The Wine Spectator with you.
can barter the banned magazine for a pack of cigarettes:
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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