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

glass half full: 9/8/2017

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)

Wine flour is apparently a thing. Would you bake with it?

Personally, we’d do what any sane person would do: reconstitute it back into wine and drink it.


Ten things we don’t know about Screaming Eagle.

Great piece by wine blogger W. Blake Gray.


It’s OK to put ketchup on hot dogs.

Don’t believe what Obama and Bourdain tell you:


The forgotten history of black bartenders.

Eleven people who made a unique contribution to mixology:


The definitive case for designated drivers.

Man so drunk he forgets he sold his own car:


And the winner of the Wrong Place, Wrong Time competition:

Thieves rob a police retirement party.


                     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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