An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 9/26/2017
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)
Mario Batali is not a fan of the
there, since he also doesn’t believe in compensating servers for the tips they rightfully
earn, and has been on the paying end of a $5 million settlement at one of his
Convicted wine counterfeiter Rudy
Kurniawan loses second appeal against conviction.
grandmother was right: Everyone gets what they deserve.
The innovative Anheuser-Busch
immigration plan: Stay in Mexico and sell beer.
potential illegal immigrants that smuggling yourself into American can cost up
to $20,000, while you can open a beer store back home for $5,000.
Grand Theft Bourbon.
masterminds behind the Pappy Van Winkle heist are brought to justice:
It’s only money, after all.
Dubai? Treat yourself to a $68 cup of coffee.
It’s high time we wished you a Happy
Rabbi approves kosher pot for the High Holy Days:
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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