Rose Flavoring and a Wine Shortage: These Are the 4 Food Trends to Watch in 2018

It was a bad year for wine growers, but a good one for meatless burger makers. We compiled the weirdest and most important food trends to watch in the coming year. (We recommend taking advantage of that mealkit subscription discount while you still can.) The article is part of the Fortune 2018 Crystal Ball, our predictions for the year ahead. Find the whole list here. Veggie Meat Is The New Plant-Based Milk Okay, we’re going to say it: Plants are hot. Milk alternatives—led by the likes of almond milk—have grown 45% by…

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Nightmare food and wine matches – From the sommeliers

Sommeliers’ toughest food and wine matches Even sommeliers can struggle to find the best wine pairing for a dish. We’ve raided our archive of Confessions of a Sommelier from Decanter magazine to find out some of their most difficult pairings – and some advice for pairing wine with food. Common challenges ‘The most common challenge is when diners want to drink sweet wines like Sauternes with dessert, especially with cold elements like ice cream,’ said  Arvid Rosengren, speaking to Decanter when wine director at Copenhagen Concepts restaurant group. ‘It’s rarely a good idea and I try…

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The US Supreme Court’s Secret to Civility? Lots of Good Food and Wine

            The scales of justice might not be the only ones getting a workout at the highest court in the land. At a Smithsonian-led discussion on Wednesday night about the Supreme Court’s food culture, two justices revealed that the institution’s civility is fed by a veritable buffet of shared meals, from casual lunches to elaborate dinners. Here’s how birthday lunches go when the court is in session, per Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “The chief brings in wine and we toast the birthday boy or girl,”…

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