1. WINE ON TAP
Eater did not discover the fountain of youth, but maybe something even better. “There’s a Free, 24-Hour Wine Fountain in Italy” tells the unlikely story of a vineyard offering wine on tap, set up specifically to serve Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrims.
2. A WEEK OF PASTA
You may have missed World Pasta Day—it was October 25th—but luckily Chatelaine didn’t, and used it as an excuse to go into their archives for “Seven best pasta recipes to celebrate World Pasta Day.” One dish for each day this week!
3. LAST STATE SUPPER
In “Mario Batali is chef and star of Obama’s final state dinner”, The Boston Globe debriefs us about this historic event, and includes some behind-the-scenes shots from Batali’s Instagram. The New York Times For a longer read on preparation for the evening, read this in the New York Times.
4. DIVISIVE DIGESTIF
Cocktail magazine Supercall warns readers they may not like fernet, described as “a combination of black liquorice, cough syrup and bitter herbs.” But after reading “Why San Francisco Drinks More Fernet Than Anyone in America”, just about everyone will want to try it.
5. GOOD WINE GONE BAD
Because every good wine can have a bad day, The Food Network provides a few good insights for avoiding actually serving it in “How to Tell if Your Wine is Bad”, broken down by appearance, smell, and taste.