An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 11/17/2017
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)
The solution to the North Korea
problem: don’t nuke ‘em---just take away their booze.
heist 1,000 bottles of Scotch from a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan (Kim
Jung Un’s father, if you recall, was a great fan of high-end Cognac):
The Budweiser decline saga continues,
with Anheuser-Busch InBev shaking up the management team.
yet occurred to them to make better beer:
In search of the ultimate whiskey
bartenders chime in.
It’s trickier than growing tomatoes.
What it takes
to cultivate a backyard vineyard:
This beer costs $199 per bottle,
contains 28% alcohol, and is illegal in 12 states:
When you’re fortunate that you don’t
expense, Xi Jinping serves some crappy Chinese wine at a state dinner for
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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