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  • SkepticismRatatouille scene; critic with wine looks shocked

    Cross-Post: Tasting Notes

    This post is a collaboration between Julia Burke at Skepchick and Ashley Hamer at Mad Art Lab.  When Anne Sauer alerted us to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Lettie Teague asking whether music can influence the actual taste of wine, the prospect of enjoying our two favorite things (Ashley’s a musician; Julia is a wine geek) was enough…

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    Everything I Know About Pairings I Learned From Wine and Popcorn

    Pictured, my friend Bridget O’Malley’s genius pairing: rosé champagne and Twizzlers. Every year in wine media I see posts about what wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. With Superbowl Sunday. With Easter ham. With Flag Day. Even though I think people obsess about pairings a lot less than they used to, pairing advice, much of which I find completely useless…

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  • It’s a Miracle (Fruit)!

    Earlier, I Tweeted that I was at a Miracle Fruit-tasting party for Thrillist.com. A few people asked for details, so here you go. Wendy and I arrived early in order to chat everyone up and do some filming for the Intertubez (that footage will be arriving soon . . . I forgot my camera so nothing’s on Flickr, sorry). We…

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