Quinta Dos Murças Reserva 2009 – Wine of the Week

Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal
Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal


Price: $40

Rating: 14/20

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The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Summer 2014

 

Mason Pacific | Nob Hill
Mason Pacific restaurant in Nob Hill


Every summer, San Francisco comes alive with culinary possibilities, both new and old. There are the neighborhood standbys, of course, but the refreshing summer season tends to call for something a bit more exciting. So dive into Eastern European fare deep in the Mission, carouse over bay views and New Orleans-themed plates from a Slanted Door alum, then make your way to Berkeley for some of the city’s best regional Mexican fare. Summer is here. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in San Francisco to eat at, right now.

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The Audacity of Hops – Book Review

The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution

By Tom Acitelli

(Chicago Review Press, 2013)

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli


Craft beer has come incredibly far in just a few decades. As Tom Acitelli describes it in The Audacity of Hops, the history of craft brewing in America is nothing short of revolutionary! From just under 100 U.S. breweries in 1980, there are now nearly 3,000. This explosive growth unfolded largely as a consumer reaction against the mass production of bland beer by big breweries.

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Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera – Wine of the Week Review

Shannon Ridge 2011 "Terre Vermielle" Vineyard Barbera
Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera


Price: $30

Rating: 13.5/20

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When a Party Becomes a Real Feast

by Sophie Gayot

 

 

Taming the Feast: Ben Ford’s Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking

Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station has brought partying to the next level, and has become famous for that. Ford prefers the get-together to be a big one — one where you roast a whole pig or serve paella for eighty.
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