World’s Oldest Winery Found; Clotted Whale Cholesterol is Latest Cool Cocktail Ingredient


Lettie Teague considers the outrageous wine bottle upsell at some restaurants and asks just how much is too much.
[Wall Street Journal]

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known winery in a cavern in Armenia, outside a village still known for its winemaking skills.
[Wall Street Journal]

What do the Seven Spice Sour cocktail at Má Pêche, the Honey Beer at JoeDoe, and the Star Daisy at the John Dory all have in common? Among other things, they all use salt.
[NY Times]

The latest micro-trend in cocktail ingredients is ambergris: clotted whale cholesterol excreted by sperm whales.
[Atlantic Food]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 11, 2011

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