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    • 10 MORE things Starbucks won’t tell you…

      2014 was a bad year for the coffee giant, Starbucks. Last fall, the company faced a viral onslaught of amazingly thorough masterpieces of investigative journalism and top ten lists from the likes of the Food Babe, Thrillist, and BuzzFeed. Each of these riveting exposés, which proved so bad for Starbucks, were so good… so informative… so original that it appeared that every n ...

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  • The Year In Seafood

    … "Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time." --H. P. Lovecraft Each year, I've been writing a number of Seafood-related posts, covering a wide range of topics, from sustainability to cooking, from health to the law. This year, I've written even more about seafood, with about 50 posts…

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  • 2014 In Review: A Collection of Favorite Lists

    … that they should strongly appeal to most of my readers. Kudos go to all of those who are listed in my Favorites as they have well earned the accolades. This post collects links to all of my 2014 Favorite lists. I hope you enjoy. 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $50 2014: Favorite Wine Related Items 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink Related Items 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50 2014: Favorite Food-Related Items 2014: Favorite Sake Items …

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  • 2014: Favorite Sake Items

    …What were some of my favorite Sake items of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of the past year, 2014. I have already posted seven other lists of my Favorites of the past year, from wine to food, and this is my final list, my Favorite Sake Items of 2014. This is certainly not a complete list…

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  • 2014: Favorite Restaurants & My Top 50

    …What were some of my favorite restaurants of the past year? Let me continue the lists of my best recommendations and favorites of 2014. I have already posted my Top Ten Wine lists, my Favorite Wine Related Items & Favorite Spirits and Drink Related Items. Now, I want to concentrate on my Favorite Restaurants of the past year. This is certainly…

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  • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

    …, silky tannins, and a lengthy and satisfying finish. This wine shows the high-end potential of Tannat, how strong tannins can be made manageable, and the depth of flavors that can be drawn forth from this grape. Uruguay is a country to keep on your radar. 6) Quinta do Portal 20 Year Old Tawny ($57) From one of the few Port houses owned by a Portuguese…

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  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

    … What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones…

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  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15

    … or paired with a salad, seafood, or even chicken, At this price, it's an excellent value. 6) 2013 Laurent Miquel Rosé ($10) A blend of 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, this Rosé is a Vin de Pays d'Oc from Languedoc-Roussillon, and will remind you of Provence Rosé. The wine has an appealing, light pink color and a delightful aroma of bright red fruits…

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  • My Favorite Fiction of 2014

    … in prior years but which I didn't read until this year. The books are not listed in any specific order of preference, simply by alphabetical order by the author's last name, except for the anthologies which are just listed in a random order. Top Ten Novels For 2014 1) City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett 2) Red Rising by Pierce Brown 3) Traitor's…

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