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

glass half full: 3/9/2018

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)

The Hell with the Statues. What Did They Put in Their Mouths?

What the stars ate and drank at the Oscars:


Grand Theft Reese’s

Forget about drugs, gambling, prostitution and loansharking: Candy is the way to earn.


You May Be Lonely, But You’ll Never Be Alone.

The world of imaginary friends invades the wine space:


Gender Equality Finally Comes to the World of Single Malt Scotch:

It ain’t pandering, it’s just smooth:


When People Get Tired of Hearing You Make Noise, Make Whiskey Instead.

Metallica’s second act:


Desperation Has Its Limits, Even When It Comes to Survival.

Pineapple pizza? No way, no how:


                     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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