1. The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

    "Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

    Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute

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  1. We asked Jolie Kerr if seltzer treatment for wine stains is truth or myth:

"It works for sure! … It can work for basically any stain and the reason that it works is because you’re getting to it immediately with some water. It’s not so much that seltzer is so totally magic. The difference that seltzer has that flat water doesn’t have is that it has some sodium in it. Sodium is a pretty good stain-killer. … Salt is the go-to when you have a red wine stain. When you have a red wine stain, pouring a whole bunch of table salt on it will suck it right up. It has to be a fresh stain. … Just plain table salt [no water]. … You can go pour some wine on your carpet tonight and try it out!"


Jolie Kerr’s book is called My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag… and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha  View in High-Res

    We asked Jolie Kerr if seltzer treatment for wine stains is truth or myth:

    "It works for sure! … It can work for basically any stain and the reason that it works is because you’re getting to it immediately with some water. It’s not so much that seltzer is so totally magic. The difference that seltzer has that flat water doesn’t have is that it has some sodium in it. Sodium is a pretty good stain-killer. … Salt is the go-to when you have a red wine stain. When you have a red wine stain, pouring a whole bunch of table salt on it will suck it right up. It has to be a fresh stain. … Just plain table salt [no water]. … You can go pour some wine on your carpet tonight and try it out!"

    Jolie Kerr’s book is called My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag… and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha 

  2. cleaning

    jolie kerr

    wine

  1. You’ve got to remember [that] for thousands of years, if you lived in a town or a village, the water was pretty undrinkable. … [I]f you lived in ancient Athens or if you lived in ancient Babylon or Alexandria, you couldn’t drink the water, so wine was something that people drank from morning to night. Babies drank it; old people drank it; soldiers drank it; everybody drank wine all the time, and in order for them not to be falling down drunk by 10 in the morning, they mixed it with water and used it to sanitize or purify the water.

    — Paul Lukacs on using wine to improve the quality of the water

  2. Paul Lukacs

    some water with your wine

    Fresh Air

    wine

  1. On today’s Fresh Air, Sandor Katz talks about DIY techniques for making your own cheese, wine, cured meats and beer: “"Fruit and honey will spontaneously ferment into alcohol whereas grains, which are complex carbohydrates rather than simple carbohydrates, need to be predigested. They need to have those complex carbs broken down into simple carbs. In the Western tradition of beer-making, we do this through malting — which is germination, or sprouting. In the Asian tradition, molds are used. And really, the most ancient method of doing this is chewing — using our human saliva to break down starches into sugars, and then you brew the beer from the grains which have already been malted or otherwise enzymatically broken down into starches."


sam’s latest commitment (by qichao) View in High-Res

    On today’s Fresh Air, Sandor Katz talks about DIY techniques for making your own cheese, wine, cured meats and beer: "Fruit and honey will spontaneously ferment into alcohol whereas grains, which are complex carbohydrates rather than simple carbohydrates, need to be predigested. They need to have those complex carbs broken down into simple carbs. In the Western tradition of beer-making, we do this through malting — which is germination, or sprouting. In the Asian tradition, molds are used. And really, the most ancient method of doing this is chewing — using our human saliva to break down starches into sugars, and then you brew the beer from the grains which have already been malted or otherwise enzymatically broken down into starches."

    sam’s latest commitment (by qichao)

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  1. Posted on 19 June, 2012

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    newyorker:

A cheese cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/ryp6Ai

Today: DIY tips for fermenting beer, wine, cheese and meat.

    newyorker:

    A cheese cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/ryp6Ai

    Today: DIY tips for fermenting beer, wine, cheese and meat.

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    wine

    meat

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  1. Tomorrow: Part Two of Fermentation (To quote Rent: wine and beer!)
If you missed Part One of Fermentation (To not quote Rent: Yogurt and Probiotics!)

Beer Pong (by skinnyandy) View in High-Res

    Tomorrow: Part Two of Fermentation (To quote Rent: wine and beer!)

    If you missed Part One of Fermentation (To not quote Rent: Yogurt and Probiotics!)

    Beer Pong (by skinnyandy)

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    beer

    fermentation

    sandor katz