Linkin’ logs: 4-29-15
My way better half’s late, great mom used to serve ocassional dinners that she called “going to China,” meaning that chow-mein noodles were involved. This week, we go to China and elsewhere for tasty tidbits:
• I’ve been watching a bit of “Red Obsession,” a documentary about the Chinese and high-end Bordeaux, and have been turned off mightily by the how cavalier the people fueling price spikes are about money. (It’s not a Chinese thing; it’s a rich, perhaps mostly nouveau riche, thing.) Anyway, this plan to have the “highest” dinner party ever on Mount Everest fits that mold as well.
• Speaking of rich Chinese people with major chutzpah, retired NBA millionaire Yao Ming took to Kickstarter to fund a winery project.
• Joe Roberts has a dandy look at what wine prices mean on one website, and offers up some interesting points on the priciest wines, how they got there and the role of us ink-stained wretches here.
• The estimable Elin McCoy deftly explains what makes a great restaurant wine list.
• A fun glance at what types of wine to pair with Hillary Clinton speeches.
• Finally, I get where this person is coming from: