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Store Wed Jun 06 2007

Vino Tasting Cards @ Whole Foods on Peterson


Wine lovers can taste before they buy or just have a little drinkipoo while they shop at the new Sauganash Whole Foods. Stop by the cheese counter to get your rechargeable Vino Card and add any amount you'd like in $5 increments. Snag a real glass from the shelf, peruse the 16 selections available "on tap," and select the wine you'd like to try. Prices per taste are illuminated above each offering, ranging from 75 cents for a nice Spanish rose to $3.25 for a fancy Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. Just insert your card, position your glass under the desired spout, press the button, and out comes your wine at the perfect serving temperature. Store buyer, Kurt, is usually on hand to offer savvy recommendations and pairings. You just might find yourself volunteering to do the grocery shopping more often.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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