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Glass Half Full: 4/24/2018

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)

Apocalypse or no apocalypse, some of us will get our protein.

For a mere $6,000, Costco will sell you a year's worth of survival supplies:


Tell us something we don't know.

America's obesity epidemic is getting worse:


Paving the way for McDonald's at Mount Rushmore:

No, you can't visit a national park without a frappuccino.


The Rodney Dangerfield of Whisky

A prominent cocktail website actually runs a piece extolling the virtues of Canadian whisky:


Leave the gun, take the cannoli:

Thieves in Quebec steal $500,000 worth of beer, dried beef and pepperoni:


By the cheese they eat, ye shall know them.

The sociology of cheese:


                     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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