WineFolly: For a novice to wine or otherwise, these terms and their meaning are the best way to avoid looking like a complete rube when drinking wine. The team behind Wine Folly explains everything—from how an angular wine is like “putting a triangle in your mouth,” to what it means to call something “jammy.” Check out Folly’s winecentric posters and videos too; aside from making the nuances of wine culture utterly comprehensive, witty founder Madeline Puckette drinks like a bobbed version of Zooey Deschanel from New Girl—except this wine geek will drink you under the table. Properly, of course.—Rachel Breiwick

New Yorker: Portland beer writer Christian DeBenedetti leaves me yearning for a schooner of tart, funky ale with this dispatch on the history of sour beer, wrought of a fermentation process that would have Louis Pasteur spinning in his grave. "With pH akin to good Pinot Noir, the best make it onto serious menus. The worst taste of nail-polish remover, rotten apple, coconut, or the dreaded 'baby diaper.'"—Allecia Vermillion

Serious Eats: The elusive and copyrighted cronuts have generated knockoffs like doissants and croissoughnuts—none of which my spellchecker recognizes—all over the country. Since NYC saw the invention of the donut-croissant hybrid, even the mayor has put in an order—and now, there is this cronut umami burger.  Like the time Dunkin’ Donuts sandwiched bacon and eggs between a glazed donut, except more hipster. Angela Qian

GQ: I’ve been looking forward to the release of Michael Paterniti’s The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese all summer, so I was excited to see the interview he did with the editorial projects director at GQ, where Paterniti has been a correspondent for more than a decade. Warning, the Q & A includes some spoilers near the end. But non-spoilery representative quote: “In the 1980s, Ambrosio Molinos, a farmer and the hero of the book, decided to recover this old family recipe and made a cheese that somehow became world-famous.” —James Ross Gardner

 

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