An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 11/2/2017
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)
“I was only trying to feed my pet
steal 700 kilograms of Pinot Noir and Chasselas grapes from Swiss vineyard:
The dark side of the no-tipping
Meyer’s restaurants are losing key staff, and the ones that remain are unhappy.
Sacre bleu: Will there be margarine
in your croissant?
bakers are suddenly plagued by a severe butter shortage.
Apparently, it’s not enough to ban
drinking: you have to forbid people from even thinking about it.
year, alcohol ads will be forbidden on the New York City subway system.
The next step: bury the winemaker for
18 months, and see if that improves the wine.
barrels of Beaujolais are unearthed after 18 months underground, and the
producers pronounce them to be “magnificent.”
I’ll take that can of Spam directly
to the right of the diamond necklace:
Spam has become so commonplace in Hawaii that stores are locking up the product
in glass cases:
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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