An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel
glass half full: 12/22/2017
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)
When you sexually harass a whole
bunch of people, always make up for it by offering them a recipe for cinnamon
responding to the allegations against him and apologizing for his misdeeds,
Mario Batali negates that apology in the next sentence:
Work hard, drink hard.
punch in Pennsylvania coal country:
No question about it: These are the
good old days.
One glass of
wine per day is enough, provided it’s the right size:
Want to open a restaurant and get
On occasion, being shot four or five
times is worth it.
this happy North Korean defector:
It’s not just for cold nights
If you’re in
a hair salon and someone offers you a hot mulled wine, think twice:
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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