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Gamay focus, 9 – Te Mata Gamay Noir 2014 Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Continuing the Gamay quest, we are off to New Zealand. There are just 7.3 hectares of Gamay Noir in New Zealand. And the producer who has led the way with his variety so far has been Te Mata, in Hawke’s Bay. This is their Gamay, and it’s pretty good. [The other famous example from Kiwi [...]

Kane County coroner's review of old death cases sparks dust-up

The Kane County coroner's announcement that he will review prior death investigation cases for possible error drew criticism Monday from the physician and former political rival who inspired the idea.

This Hello Kitty-Themed Menu Offers the Most Adorable Breakfast Ever

Awwww. The Japanese seem to be big fans of celebrating their cultural icons with themed restaurants and culinary items, and the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo is going all out for Hello Kitty, the cute cartoon character that is part cat, part little girl. Show More Summary

Playboy bunny on New York Magazine cover said Cosby raped her in Chicago

The "unwelcome sisterhood" featured on Monday's New York Magazine cover of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse includes a former Playboy bunny who said Cosby raped her at a Chicago hotel.

Wabash Lights exceeds Kickstarter goal, hopes to begin test this fall

The designers of an ambitious plan to install colorful LED lights on the underside of the Wabash Avenue "L" tracks raised almost $60,000 in a Kickstarter campaign that will allow them to move forward with a test of the project.

How Being a Line Cook Ruined Me

When you exist outside of regular society, when the nine-to-five gig is as foreign to you as going somewhere hot for a vacation, it makes it easier to indulge in the wilder, untamed side of things.

50+ Brown-Bag Lunches That Aren't a Sandwich

Nothing against sandwiches per se, but if you pack one for lunch week in and out, palate fatigue can set in. The next time you're looking to mix things up, try one of these alternative brown-bag lunches - we've included recipes for everything...Show More Summary

Ex-Illini, NFL QB Jack Trudeau charged with drunken driving

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau has been arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, public intoxication and intimidating a police officer.

Banks' estranged wife says he signed will days after dementia diagnosis

Ernie Banks had been diagnosed with moderate to severe dementia days before his caretaker arranged for him to sign a will at a suburban attorney's office that cut his family out of his estate and left everything to her, Banks' estranged wife alleges in a new court filing.

Shake Shack's New Nostalgic Burger; Burger King Keeps Beating McDonald's

Plus, Chick-fil-A expands to Long Island and Mast Brothers has a chocolate 'beer.' — Burger King continues to excel while McDonald's continues to struggle. The former, which is now based in Canada, reported that same-store sales increased by 6.7 percent in the second quarter, while the latter's dropped by 0.7 percent. Show More Summary

Book Review: You Suck at Drinking

Hey Matthew Latkiewicz — if that is your real name! — who are you to tell me I suck at drinking! Oh, you write for McSweeney’s. I suppose that gives you some McThority on the topic of the proper treatment of… Continue reading ? The post Book Review: You Suck at Drinking appeared first on Drinkhacker.

4 Weird Beer Snacks You've Probably Never Tried

Buttock tongue? Caspian Roach? Everything tastes better with beer. Let’s admit it: drinking beer is not just about drinking beer. It is also about the food you eat while drinking. Lately, chefs have been paying more attention to the foods that best complement beer. Show More Summary

Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Smoking fish usually requires a pricey smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smokey flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.

22-Karat Gold Wine Now for Sale

It is available as both a Rosé and a Chardonnay. A couple from Slovenia is now producing wine made with edible 22k gold. Yes, edible 22k gold. The wine is available as both a Chardonnay and a Rosé. Best of all, if you donate $1,000 to Lesizza Gold 22k wine's Indiegogo campaign, the company will arrange for you to do a VIP tasting on a yacht in Cancun.

Your IPAs Are About to Get a Little More Expensive

Hops growers in Washington state—which produces approximately three quarters of the nation's hops—are facing a shortage this year due to unseasonably scorching temperatures and the ever-present drought plaguing the West Coast.

How to Make a Homemade Clif Bar

Have you ever wondered how to blend, shape, and bake energy bars? The makers of Clif Bar shared their tips and techniques for making snack bars using oats, nut butter, and a variety of dried fruits. See the step-by-step instructions, so you can be empowered to make your own for post-workout snacks, road trips, or for any time you're on the go.

Widow of slain Chicago cop told him 'to have fun, be safe' before shooting

The man on trial for the killing of Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg hated police and surprised the officer as he changed out of his uniform at shift end and placed his duty belt down, a Cook County prosecutor alleged Monday.

Amnesty: Mexico bodies report highlights 'shocking' crisis

Amnesty International says the discovery of 129 bodies during the search for 43 missing students highlights a "crisis of enforced disappearances" in Mexico.

LOT Polish Airlines to add Chicago-Warsaw flights

LOT Polish Airlines is beefing up its routes to Poland from Chicago, which is said to have the largest Polish population outside Warsaw.

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