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Fast-Food Breakfast Wars; Twitter-Mapping Beer Tastes

· Here's Why the Fast-Food Breakfast Wars Are Raging [Slate]<br>· Twitter Can Map America's Terrible Beer Preferences [Daily Dot]<br>· Hulu Lands Exclusive Rights to Top Chef Reruns [Variety]<br>· Single-Ingredient Restaurants Celebrate Favorite Foods [USA Today]<br>· What Does It Mean to Be Born Into a Restaurant …

San Francisco’s Workhorse Rye & Coffee Bitters – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

After returning to Sweden following four months in the US, it’s very clear that specialty coffee is still on the rise. That is great news in its own …

Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Riga – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Just last month, Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic states, was officially unveiled as the European Capital of Culture …

Eataly wined and fined & the three-tier system

Eataly Wine will close for six months and its owners, including celebrity chef Mario Batali, will also pay a $500,000 fine per an agreement with New …

5 Gin Drinks You Should Make This Spring

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. If you've dealt with anything like this past DC winter, you're probably sick of the weekly blizzards and ready to bust out those hot pants (or whatever it is the kids are wearing these days). More importantly, it's time to start thinking about …

How to Stock Your Wine Cellar

For me, the in-house wine cooler—the kind we discussed over here—whether it has space for 24 bottles or 48, is mostly for what you're going to drink soon. It's filled with wine for weeknight dinners and festive dinner parties, special occasions, and bottles to bring to friends. It's where you keep …

Just 1 Bottle: 14 Cocktails to Make With Tequila and a Trip to the Grocery Store

Most of us wish we had a more fully-stocked bar; a stash with all the major spirits plus essentials like Cointreau and Campari, sweet and dry vermouth. But sometimes you don't have a ton of bottles at the ready, so many cocktail recipes are out of reach.<p>If your bar is down to just one bottle of …

Checking On Some Older CA Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, among the many criticisms leveled at California wine, there existed the notion that California wines did not age as well as their …

Ask a Sommelier: What Makes a Great Wine List?

One of the most important tasks of a wine director is creating and managing a restaurant's wine list. But what sets apart a just-ok list from a great one? How does a wine director go about choosing wines and making a great list? We asked sommeliers from around the country for their thoughts.<p>"I …

How to Descale Your Automatic Coffeemaker, and Why You Should

Some automatic coffeemakers can make a great pot of coffee. But did you know that the coffeemakers' success relies, in large part, on your partnership? For all your fancy coffeemaker does for you each day, do you give back? Do you listen to its needs? Do you, in fact, <i>descale</i>?<p>What now? That's right: …

Trailing Vine

<b>Trailing Vine</b><br>A vine trails between rows of a vineyard wet from an Autumn rain in Sonoma County.<p>INSTRUCTIONS:<br>Download this image by right-clicking on …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Saisons

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Ask a <i>what</i>? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. Curious about beer certifications? Read more here.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Did …

2013 Top-Scoring Bordeaux

<i>Wine Spectator</i>’s James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2013 vintage from barrel to determine the quality and character of the young wines, in …

Ask a Bartender: How Do I Get Into Bitter Drinks?

Fernet and Cynar, Negronis and Boulevardiers—bitter amari, and the cocktails that showcase them, are all the rage these days. But to drinkers unaccustomed to those powerfully bitter flavors, a first sip can be off-putting. We've mentioned this challenge before, but today we're asking bartenders …

Drinking Out Loud

PORTO, Portugal—Every December in <i>Wine Spectator</i>’s final issue of the year, I write a column titled “My Wines of the Year.” Typically, it’s just a …