An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
Glass half full: 10/4/2017
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)
If you’re one of those people who
equate high prices with wine quality, you’re in luck.
industry leaders say that prices are about to go up:
One of the pillars of restaurant
hospitality is keeping snake bites to a minimum among your guests.
A woman is
bitten by a copperhead at a LongHorn Steak House in Virginia:
The clearest sign that you have too
much time on your hands.
those idle hours in your life, invest in the DIY Prosecco kit (because there’s
just not enough Prosecco around these days):
If only they could apply the same
principle to political ads and commentary.
testing an app that will allow users to block alcohol advertisements:
Apparently we drink with our ears.
find that the sound of a popping cork makes wine taste better:
Where are they now?
classics: Mateus, Lancers, Riunite and Blue Nun:
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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