Joshua Peters

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Who and What's Happening on the New Orleans Food Front

Every generation has its food fads, popular chefs, restaurants and favored shopping market or districts that become the guardians of the culinary …

New Orleans

How to say wine words correctly — and avoid a little embarrassment

In the special features of the movie "Paris, Je T'aime," which I recommend to anyone who loves Paris, the filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are being interviewed about their short piece in the movie (which is made up of vignettes by various directors). Many of the other directors and actors who …

10 Proven Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

What is your Metabolism? Your metabolism is all the chemical processes that occur within your body that are keeping you alive- not the number of …

Metabolism

A single California restaurant is named to the World's 50 Best Restaurants list

Saison, the San Francisco restaurant known for chef Joshua Skenes' nightly changing tasting menus, claimed the No. 27 spot on the annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list at a gathering in New York last night. It is the only California restaurant to be featured on the list this year.<p>Massimo …

The wine tasting that shocked the world — and forever changed what we drink

Forty years ago, a publicity stunt for a small wine school in Paris changed the world of wine forever. The scene would look unremarkable today: Nine wine professionals swirling, sniffing, sipping, spitting and scoring their way through 20 wines in a “blind tasting,” meaning the wines were not …

Wine

12 Wines that Pair with Absolutely Everything

A fool-proof case from sommelier Jared Hooper that masterfully pairs with everything from pho to duck confit.<p>“Our cuisine is from a chef who is half …

New Jersey

4 Top American Single Malts

Scottish single-malt whiskeys use only one type of grain, barley (bourbon, in contrast, calls for a mix of grains). Recently, American distillers …

Single Malt Whisky

14 Flatbread Recipes to Satisfy Your Carb Cravings

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/14-flatbread-recipes-to-satisfy-your-carb-cravings<p>article<p>These flatbread recipes make soup- and curry-friendly sides, …

9 Cocktails to Make with Ginger Beer Besides Dark n' Stormies

You don't have to like rum to make a cocktail with ginger beer.<p>Spicy, spritzy ginger beer is always a great cocktail mixer to have on hand—and not …

Cocktails

Americans Sure Do Love Their Sweet Red Wine Blends

But will consumers take to Scarlett Dark like they have Apothic, Ménage à Trois and Cupcake Red Velvet?<p>Snobs may turn up their noses, but sweet red …

Coffee Drinks

Are Sulfites in Wine Bad for You?

Many winemakers consider S02 essential for consistency and quality in wine, but there have been contentious moves to abandon its use. Are sulfites in …

Wine

Wifi-Enabled Wine Bottle From Kuvée Looks Like a Complete Waste of Cash

For many people, wifi ranks up there with shelter and food as a basic human need these days, but does the bottle of riesling in your fridge really need to be online? A Boston-based startup called Kuvée apparently thinks so, and it has invented a way to connect specific bottles of wine to the …

Wine

17 Unique Burgers You Need To Get Your Hands On

There are endless ways these days to enjoy a burger, one of America's favorite comfort foods. While we'll always be fans of the classic varieties, chefs today continue to push the envelope, using a variety of patties -- beef, lamb, tuna, veggie and more -- and a myriad of inventive toppings and …

9 Spring Break Cocktails to Make for a Spring Break Staycation

It's time to stock up on cocktail umbrellas.<p>Just because you're not in Cancun, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a spring break cocktail (or two). From a …

Cocktails

The Dos and Don'ts of How to Talk to Your Sommelier

Carson Demmond, F&W’s new associate wine editor, spent time working as a sommelier at New York City’s vaunted The Modern. Her takeaway: The more …

New York City

Highlights from Natural Wine Fair Weekend

7 picks from a weekend packed with wine discoveries.<p>New York wine aficionados may still be slowly recovering from the tag-team natural wine fairs The …

Wine
Vince McMahon

Wine Predictions from a Guy Who Sells 42 Million Bottles a Year

Doug Bell oversees all of the wine, beer and spirits buying for Whole Foods. Here are his thoughts on what 2016 will bring for wine in the U.S.<p>Doug …

Sparkling Wine

5 Great Bottles for Riesling Fanatics

Riesling-obsessed with nowhere to go? New York's upcoming Rieslingfeier draws Riesling nuts from far and wide. For those who can't make it, here are …

Track Down

Wine Cartoons: 3 Sommelier-Favorite Rieslings

Sommelier Maryse Chevriere has a not-so-secret identity. When she isn't pouring at San Francisco's Petit Crenn, she's reigning on Instagram …

San Francisco

16 Wine Resolutions for 2016 from Top Sommeliers

Sommeliers from around the country share their wine goals for the New Year.<p>Each December, my husband and I plot out the restaurants we want to be …

Wine

10 Bottles That Prove Cabernet Sauvignon Is Still King in California

Research Napa Valley, California’s 2012 vintage—the current year of release for most upper-echelon Napa Cabernet Sauvignons—and descriptors of the harvest don’t venture far from "near perfect," "idyllic," and "outstanding." Janet Myers, director of winemaking for Napa's Mount Veeder Winery, …

Wine & Spirits

Best Wine Books of 2015 (and Who to Give Them To)

F&W's picks for the five most notable wine books published this year.<p>Each year, wine publishing sees a slew of new entries, intended for readers of …

Wine

The Fall Wine You Should Be Drinking

Even though the weather has been cooling and the leaves have been changing for a few weeks now, we're not truly in fall until the calendar arrives at October. Halloween candy starts showing up on the shelves, weekends are filled with football, and pumpkin flavored everything starts getting released …

Flavors

Everything You Need to Know About Wine Cocktails

Now the butt of jokes, wine coolers are made from a combination of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes sugar. But trace the history of the wine cooler and it leads to the wine spritzers of Eastern Europe and <i>tintos de verano</i> of Spain. Since the 1980s wine coolers have been mass …

Eastern Europe

An Absinthe Frappe

San Francisco's newly minted <b>Oro</b>, a dining and drinking engagement from Commonwealth chef <b>Jason Fox</b> and partner <b>Timothy Felkner</b> of Vigilante Hospitality, splashed onto the scene last month proffering small and large plates of Modern California cuisine with a nod to the Mediterranean. To sip alongside, …

San Francisco