An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel

glass half full: 12/8/2017

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)

Your dog wishes he/she were in Germany for the holidays.

A retailer has unveiled a line of pet-friendly beer and wine:


The restaurant of your dreams.

For one thing, no clothes---but more importantly, no iPhones:


Forget cryogenics---VSOP is cheaper.

At long last, we get the skinny on Frédéric Chopin’s Cognac-pickled heart:


Anyone up for a glass of Chateau Egg Foo Young?

Why did we think the Chinese would buy Bordeaux châteaux and not change their names?


Dine with the stars.

Here are the cities with the most Michelin stars in 2017:


Some people are so greedy that they need to steal tips from busboys.

If you’re still under the impression that Mario Batali is a nice guy, read this: