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Eater App

Available right now in the <b>iTunes Store</b> and <b>Play Store</b>: the newly updated <b>Eater App</b>. Sporting a whole bunch of refinements, it's nothing short of the best way to find the hottest and most essential restaurants in America's most vital food cities. But don't just take our word for it: Lifehacker called …

Tasting note

Every two weeks, we post a real <i>Wine Spectator</i> tasting note. Read the description carefully, noting the color, tastes, aromas and other important …

What Do You Like to Drink With Oysters?

Today's a day worth celebrating—and not just because it's Friday. It's <b>Oyster Day</b> on SE: Drinks!<p>For me, oysters just seem to need a white wine next to them—a mineral, not-too-rich wine that seems continuous with a slurp of the oyster's liquor, all calcium and salty seawater. In <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, …

Cocktail Science: MIT Researchers and José Andrés Make Edible Drink Garnishes That Swim Like Insects

Researchers at MIT have teamed up with chefs and food scientists to create edible cocktail accessories that smash together cutting-edge science with haute cuisine.<p>Imagine you're a graduate student at MIT, one of the world's premiere institutions for engineering, science, and academic research. You …

How Derek Brown of Washington DC's Eat the Rich Pairs Drinks With Oysters

"Gin, Champagne, and crisp white wines are the triumvirate of great oyster pairings." So says <b>Derek Brown</b> of DC's The Passenger and the more recent Mockingbird Hill. Hot off of a mission to spread the good wood about sherry at the latter, Brown has now turned his sights on oysters. Adding another …

Almost 70% of the Wine Sold in China is Fake, Says Expert

Who needs John Grisham when we've got real, live anti-counterfeit attorneys such as Nick Bartman running cloak-and-dagger operations in China to …

8 Great Sparkling Wines for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Wine Picks<p><i>Awesome Red Wines »<br>Delicious White Wines »<br>Sparkling Wines »<br>Essential Thanksgiving Wine Tips »</i><p>The dishes we eat at Thanksgiving are delicious with white wine—the silky richness of Chenin Blanc, the mineral glint of Riesling—and they latch right in to the flavors of juicy …

15 Delicious Red Wines for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Wine Picks<p><i>Delicious White Wines »<br>Sparkling Wines »<br>Essential Thanksgiving Wine Tips »<br>Understanding Beaujolais »<br>Sommelier Recommendations »</i><p>Ask any wine writer about Thanksgiving, and they'll groan, they'll roll their eyes, they'll complain until it's time to start whining about …

Ask a Sommelier: Tips for Thanksgiving Wine on a Budget

The Thanksgiving wine conundrum seems to cause a bit of stress for hosts. When the price of turkey and all the other stuff starts to stack up, how do you save a few in the wine department and still pour something tasty? We asked some sommelier friends for their advice: What affordable wines work …

Three wine strategies for Thanksgiving dinner

I've spent a few years underscoring the big untold truth about Thanksgiving and wine: Drink whatever you like. There are so many flavors and textures on the table that tying yourself in knots over one perfect wine will frustrate you, your significant other, your local wine-shop owner and all your …

Wine

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers to Pair With Oysters

<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. You can think of them as beer sommeliers.<p>Your beachside oyster shack may just have lager to offer, but if you're bringing your own beer to …

How To Do a Lunge,

Back in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the floor; instead, lower to your "healthy edge," where you feel challenged but not in pain, and try to hold it there. Focus on each breath …

Yoga

Comic-Con 2013: this year's best costumes - in pictures

The spirit of dress-up is alive and kicking at Comic-Con, where fans and celebrities alike squeeze into lycra to impersonate their favourite comic book and video game characters. Here's our pick of the best psuedo heroes at this year's convention

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …