The color of wine can be one of the wine lover's greatest pleasures.
And whether the old-man piss of an orange wine or the Bologna red of a Nebbiolo (like the Barolo in the image above), the hue of wine not only delivers aesthetic reward but also serves as a gauge of the wine's fitness.
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Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, The Boxing Lesson
February 23, 2012
It's only February and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Cleveland's Cloud Nothings. Their new album Attack on Memory is garnering raves from critics and fans alike, having been the first release of the year ... More >>
To be fair, I would only buy this stuff because I think clowns are delicious.Scores of Americans were once on a first-name basis with bologna. A generation was raised on the sausage's popular commercials and on the meat itself, usually sandwiched simply between two pieces of white bread and a ... More >>
Today Katharine Shilcutt wondered whatever happened to bologna, and reader response ran the gamut. Some think the processed wonder is gross and/or unhealthy, but others, like stwilhelm, still think it's still a winner:
Bologna is a secret, guilty pleasure of mine! Two pieces of bread, spre ... More >>
Eponymous: (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: The Stooges' eponymous debut album.
On this day in 1983, a young woman from Michigan who had recently given up on a career as a hard-rock singer released her first album of electronic dance-pop, an album ... More >>
In Emilia-Romagna (Italy), the land of real Lambrusco, good eating isn't just a way of life... It isn't just a religion... It is a sine qua non, a that without which life simply could not exist.
When you live in Emilia-Romagna, Italy's richest region, where there is a higher number of pigs ... More >>
Stuff that diet indeed, Mr. Presley.I'll never forget my first trip to Graceland. Memphis is a magical city in and of itself -- Civil War sites, steamboats, Beale Street, the Smithsonian Museum of Rock & Soul, amazing meals at the Inn at Hunt Phelan -- but there's something about the great, h ... More >>
They have an egg ban, go goo g'joobThey say that idle hands are the devil's tools, and that line is proven to be true most every weekend while you are a teenager. Growing up I found myself in a strange, marauding gang of girls and boys who lived to pull pranks on stranger's houses, and a handful ... More >>
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>
I split a bowl of pasta topped with huge slices of a white Alba truffles with a lunchmate at Da Marco over the holidays. A bowl of tagliatelle and truffles goes for $125 at dinner. It's only $110 at lunch, so we paid a mere $55 each for the ethereal experience. The flavor is like nothing else ... More >>
This weekend, Da Marco will be serving zampone, the stuffed pig's foot that's traditionally eaten on New Year's in Italy. Da Marco is serving the zampone with lentils and the mustard-marinated fruit called mostarda.
December 31 is called La Festa di San Silvestro in Italy. You eat lentils, ... More >>