An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 8/9/2017
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 secret to longevity?
Elizabeth reportedly enjoys four cocktails each and every day:
Before you attempt to scale that
border wall, fortify yourself with a cold one.
plans to open a craft beer bar on the U.S./Mexican border:
DNA: way beyond ancestry or proof of
now say they can determine your wine preferences by analyzing your double
It’s only August…
save the pumpkins for Halloween?
Is rosé fatigue already setting in?
Rebirth of a legend?
Seasons Restaurant, in Manhattan’s Seagram Building, gave birth to the
farm-to-table movement. For 50+ years, it was one of the most important
restaurants in America---until the landlord kicked them out and handed the keys
to three young wizards from the Major Food Group. How are they doing?
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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