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Video: judging the International Wine Challenge 2016

So, here’s a short film from the International Wine Challenge judging earlier this month. This was Tranche 2 (the other being in November) of the 2016 judging, and 200 judges gathered at the Oval to work their way through thousands of wines, carefully, methodically and accurately. I hope it gives you a flavour of the [...]

Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 6 and 7

Two new releases from our friends at Kentucky’s Barrell Bourbon, which take a variety of sourced whiskeys and release them at cask strength, one (often wildly different) batch at a time. Batch 6 and 7 are here, as are our… Continue reading ?

Wine For Men

After a spate of female millennial-targeted red blend wines, winemakers have apparently decided it’s time to pay attention to the guys. While some of the wines below might not be specifically “for men,” there is a masculine air to their packaging and marketing. Show More Summary

Canadian research finds that soy can limit growth of Listeria

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has found that soy can limit the growth of some bacteria, such as Listeria and Pseudomonas, and that it does it better than chemical-based agents. “Current synthetic-based,...Show More Summary

FDA report shows Dole officials knew about Listeria in facility

Company officials knew a Dole salad plant was contaminated with Listeria for a year and a half before they shut it down — then they only took action after the U.S. and Canadian governments traced a deadly outbreak to the facility. Inspection reports obtained by Food Safety News revealed the timeline of positive Listeria results... Continue Reading

Baked Matzo Brei with Mixed Greens, Mushrooms and Smoked Herring

Ingredients:1 6.7 oz can smoked herring in oil1 bunch green onion, white and green parts chopped8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced1 bunch spinach, chopped1 bunch arugula, chopped1 sheet egg and onion (or plain!) matzo, broken into 1/2 inch...Show More Summary

Family Dinner: Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

When you ask the little chefs what they want for a favorite family dinner, they always ask for Mexican Night. I have made my cooking and menu planning easier by having one night a week for certain types of meals. Meatless Monday, Pasta Tuesday, Mexican Wednesday, that sort of thing.

50 States of Burgers: Consider This Your Bucket List

Welcome to your official burger bucket list. There are so many incredible burger spots across the US, but only one in each state can reign supreme, and this list will be your guide. From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the must-try burgers...Show More Summary

This Unassuming Taco Joint Makes LA’s Best Tortillas

The handmade tortillas are buttery, chewy, crispy around the edges, and deeply redolent of toasted corn. It went through 25 different iterations before chefs Josh Gil and Daniel Snuka arrived at its current version.

Alabama Fast Food Workers Sue State Over Minimum Wage Law

They're claiming racial discrimination Fast food workers in Birmingham, Ala., are suing their state government over a law that negates a recent minimum wage increase, reports Reuters. The workers, along with the National AssociationShow More Summary

Yelp Raises Employee Pay Following Viral Open Letter

The company was publicly called out in February After a Yelp employee was fired for criticizing the amateur review site in an open letter, the company is throwing some employees a bone. Yelp is raising pay from $12.25 to $14 per hour...Show More Summary

This Pizza Box Is Edible, but You Probably Shouldn't Eat It

The latest in stunt foods These days, anyone with even a little bit of an environmental conscience is making at least a half-hearted effort to reduce their carbon footprint/save the whales/start a compost pile in their backyard/et al. Show More Summary

Classic Book Reviews: The Home Bartender’s Guide and Song Book, American Bar, and Louis’ Mixed Drinks

Old timey cocktails are back, and so are old timey cocktail books. While cheap paperback reprints have been rampant in recent years, now these out of print tomes (originals can run up to $700 on Amazon) are being remade with fancy… Continue reading ?

Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale, Now In Cans

(Fort Collins, CO) – Odell Brewing releases its first seasonal can offering – St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. The brewery’s new?… The post Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale, Now In Cans appeared first on

10 Tantalizing New Ice Cream Trends to Inspire a Tasty Summer Ahead

Post by Kiarra Sylvester. Summer is right around the corner, and that inevitably means heat and a constant need to keep from perspiring into puddles. The age-old remedy for beating the summer heat has always been a good old scoop ofShow More Summary

You’ll Instantly Feel Rich When You Eat These Uni Scrambled Eggs

Uni goes perfectly with fluffy scrambled eggs, and even better when said eggs and urchin are heaped onto warm tortillas with scallions and avocado for tacos.

Here’s Everything We Know About Drake’s New Whiskey

Yep, Drizzy is getting into the liquor game. Here's what we know about his new whiskey, including whether or not it's any good.

Keeping Bees Safe: It’s A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

Lunch at Terroirs, with the fab Belluard Gringet from Savoie

Had lunch at Terroirs wine bar today with a friend. I haven’t been here for a while, but we were in the neighbourhood, it was just past noon, and the opportunity presented itself. We did a walk-in, sat at the bar and ordered oysters and a lovely fresh, natural Muscadet (Amphibolite). It was a magical combination. [...]

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