Wayne Curtis, “The Sniffer,” The Atlantic

“From the age of 6 or 7, I’ve had an almost freakish sense of smell,” says Nancy Fraley. “When I give my partner a hug and smell her hair, I can pretty much tell what she’s eaten the entire day. Not that I go around smelling people’s hair. But it definitely comes in handy for […]

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Green Hat Gin

This batch of standard Green Hat gin weighs in at 83.3 proof. (A more high octane navy strength version also is made.) Like Death’s Door, which was ballyhooed here a short time back, Green Hat very much is not a London Dry gin. The juniper is mild, the citrus is lively, and there are plenty […]

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Jean Jacques Litaud Domaine des Vielles Pierres, 2012

Jean Jacques Litaud Domaine des Vielles Pierres, 2012 “vieilles vignes,” or “old vines” (Pouilly-Fuissé) by B.D. Fischer In John Guare’s great play Six Degrees of Separation Stockard Channing says that “everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. … I find that A) tremendously comforting that we’re so close and B) like Chinese […]

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