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An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel

Glass Half Full: 2/16/2018

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)

Wildlife extinction alert!

The state bird of Florida is being threatened:

https://www.eater.com/2018/1/29/16929816/early-bird-extinction-florida

We could have predicted it:

Legal marijuana is killing wine sales.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5327325/Alcohol-sales-dropped-15-states-medical-marijuana.html

The ten best breweries in the world.

According to the readers of RateBeer:

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/01/these-are-the-10-best-breweries-in-the-world-according-to-ratebeers-users/

Study: Two drinks per day can help you fight Alzheimer’s.

If only you can remember to drink them:

https://nypost.com/2018/02/05/two-drinks-a-day-can-help-you-fight-alzheimers-study/

Forget breakfast cereal: Call Domino’s instead.

Turns out pizza is much healthier for you---not to mention it helps cure your hangover:

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/paq7wb/pizza-instead-of-cereal-for-breakfast-nutritionist-claims

                     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.

The answer 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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