An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
Glass half full: 8/16/2017
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)
More than 1 in 8 Americans are now
And the rise
among women is particularly disturbing:
Chipoltle closes store overrun by
rains, it pours (rodents, in this case):
A master craftsman looks back on 50
years in the wine industry.
Seilan, winemaker for Chateau Lassegue in St.-Emilion and Sonoma’s Verité:
We all aspire to be goldfish.
survive in freezing conditions by turning their body’s lactic acid into
A Chinese tourist paid $10,000 for a
shot of 1878 Macallan at a Swiss Hotel.
was, the whisky turned out to be fake:
Fair is fair.
China: A restaurant is offering customer discounts based on bra size.
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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