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Cocktails At Kroger? Why Supermarket Bars Are Going National

Cocktails At Kroger? Why Supermarket Bars Are Going National

Spend 10 minutes in a supermarket the week of any major holiday, and you quickly understand why 52 million Americans embrace food shopping apps. We might hire a TaskRabbit for a one-off pick-up, or enroll in a subscription-based service like Blue Apron. Either way, outsourcing our grocery shopping is a win for consumers and tech […]

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Three Secrets to Finding Wine Bargains, from O.G. Négociants to Bespoke Curators

Three Secrets to Finding Wine Bargains, from O.G. Négociants to Bespoke Curators

Who among us hasn’t stocked our pantries with self-proclaimed “value packs” of flimsy, discounted toilet paper? Or bought expiring-soon-but-totally-on-sale bulk vitamins? We Americans are always thirsty for a bargain. And according to analysts, affordable wine is our white whale. “The holy grail for American wine drinkers is a cheap wine that tastes expensive,” Daniel Levine, […]

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Domaine Lafage Côté Est Blanc 2016, Roussillon, France

Domaine Lafage Côté Est Blanc 2016, Roussillon, France

Usually, I’m all about complexity in wines — the various layers that make wine interesting and take it beyond just alcoholic fruit juice. How does oak aging factor in? Can you detect minerals that reflect a wine’s terroir? How about spice or floral notes? Saline or earth? The list goes on. Students of wine live […]

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6 Questions About Rosé You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

6 Questions About Rosé You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

Rosé is in full bloom. The category grew 53 percent by volume in 2017 and, given a recent flush of sales and product launches, 2018 is set to be another banner year. If you have some lingering questions about rosé — where it comes from, how it’s made, and what makes it so popular — rest assured […]

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Neoprene Dreams: The Definitive History of the Koozie

Neoprene Dreams: The Definitive History of the Koozie

In the future, when visitors from a far-off galaxy discover our planet and sift through the rubble of a once-great civilization, they will undoubtedly stumble upon a koozie. Their alien phalanges will brush the dirt away to reveal a squishy, neon-blue relic. They’ll travel back home, eager to show their species the riches from the […]

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Six Essential Tips for Buying Cheese for a Party Like a Pro

Six Essential Tips for Buying Cheese for a Party Like a Pro

So, you’re the lucky devil who gets to bring cheese to the party. Congratulations! You officially have the most fun assignment. Anyone else bringing food, whether it’s a store-bought baguette or their great aunt Helen’s famous homemade brownies, will be immediately overshadowed by a good cheese board. Mouths will water, conversations will stop, and, all […]

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