10 top bites from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

10 top bites from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival
The 13th annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival induced plenty of food comas and adult-beverage hangovers from its 70-some events spread over four days. It also raised about $ 2 million for Florida International University's Chaplin School …
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On Robert Parker, and matters of taste
Robert Parker was at the Wine Writers Symposium last week to deliver a keynote address in which he told us, among other things, “When I retire, I don't want to see the wine writing profession just dwindle away.” At the end of a brief Q&A period, I got …
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What makes some wines so expensive?
The price of a bottle of wine reflects a few things. First up are the costs of production, or how much it costs to make a bottle. There are the raw materials of grapes, barrels and bottles, plus utilities and labor. You also have to factor in …
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Choreographed Baptisms * Bold Atheists * Vatican Wine : Tuesday's Roundup
Lauren Markoe Follow @lmarkoe | Feb 25, 2014 | 4 Comments. A monk enjoying some vino. Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any country in the world, a new study proves. (Who thinks of such a study?) Image courtesy of Robert Brown Stock …
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