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Glass Half Full: 11/24/2017

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)

Because you never know exactly how sandwiches will taste in the afterlife.

Richard Lussi of Pennsylvania is buried with two Philly cheese steaks:

http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/11/pennsylvania-man-buried-with-two-cheesesteaks.html

The ongoing mystery of Kirkland Signature.

How is Costco selling bottles of 18-year-old single malt Scotch for $38?

https://punchdrink.com/articles/how-costco-kirkland-signature-spirits-whisky-scotch-pricing/

Republic National and Breakthru are going to merge into one single mega-distributor of wine and spirits.

We all know that elephants don’t run very fast. So if you want to breed a racing elephant, don’t make it larger and heavier:

https://www.winesandvines.com/news/article/192511/Distributors-Republic-National-and-Breakthru-to-Merge

Next, the Hitler doughnut:

Someone in Portland is teary-eyed over the passing of Charles Manson.

https://pdx.eater.com/2017/11/20/16682800/charles-manson-doughnut-voodoo-portland-pdx

If you lived here, you’d be grateful it wasn’t worse.

A superlative customer experience at a Florida Waffle House:

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/florida-couple-served-dead-frog-water-glass-waffle-house

Don’t cry for me, Beefeater:

A new study suggests that different types of booze have effects on our moods.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/11/does-gin-really-make-you-cry-new-study-shows-how-different-alcohols-affect-our-moods/

                     great wine for under $15?

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