Experts are warning that olive oil could join the list of kitchen staples seeing a price hike this year. Italy alone, the world's second-largest olive oil producer, is expected to produce 37% less oil from the 2022/23 season compared to last year, according to the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market. Casey Corn, olive researcher and culinary consultant, tells Food & Wine, "the changing climate is absolutely going to result in the volatility of olive production." It's not just olive oil quantity that droughts and heatwaves will impact either. To rectify the situation, Filippo Berio, one of Italy's top-selling brands for olive oils, is investing in and integrating sustainable initiatives to help ensure a reliable source of quality olive oil.
Here’s the thing about air fryers: They do so much more than air fry. Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster OvenAmazonTo buy: $253 (originally $300) at amazon.comThis Cuisinart air fryer is the toaster oven air fryer your kitchen has been missing. Whall 12-Quart Air Fryer Convection OvenAmazonTo buy: $120 (originally $400) at amazon.comNot only is this air fryer from Whall 70% off right now, but it even has a rotisserie function. Cosori 5-Quart Air FryerAmazonTo buy: $80 (originally $100) at amazon.comThis is one of the smallest air fryers on this list, with only a 5-quart capacity. Gowise 5.8-Quart Air FryerWayfairTo buy: $69 (originally $120) at amazon.comAt almost 45% off, this 5.8-quart air fryer from Gowise is a steal.23 days ago Food & Wine
It’s time to skip the headache and clean your countertops, dining tables, and more with a handheld vacuum. And if you’d believe it, this stylish portable option is 32% off with a hidden coupon right now. The Starument Portable Hand Vacuum is the perfect companion for everyday cleaning tasks. AmazonTo buy: Starument Portable Hand Vacuum, $67 with coupon (originally $100) at amazon.comWith a compact design, this portable vacuum cleaner is also great for cleaning in various rooms without ever having to plug in. Shop it while it’s on sale and has a coupon, marking the vacuum down from $100 to just $67.4 months ago Food & Wine
One producer is using the Champagne method to produce it Prosecco, and the results are very interesting. What would a Prosecco taste like if you made it using the same method as Champagne and let it age in the bottle for eight years? Imagine a wine with the body and complexity of Champagne, but the delightful floral and melon aromas of Prosecco. I asked Bolla how different it is to make Metodo Classico from Glera grapes versus making it from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, like Champagne. A few wineries have made metodo classico with Glera but we have done it every vintage."4 months ago Wine-Searcher
© WSET | The world's best Sauvignon Blancs might not come where you think they do. However, when it comes to the world's best Sauvignon Blancs, New Zealand is firmly out of the picture – not because New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc isn't brilliant, but when you're competing against Château Margaux or the Loire's top estates, they are hard acts to follow. Although Lail Vineyards is known predominantly as a Cabernet Sauvignon producer, their Sauvignon Blanc made in the style of White Bordeaux with the use of French oak has become reasonably sought after. The World's Best Sauvignon Blancs on Wine-Searcher:Number eight marks a return to Argentina with not only one of the best-scoring – at 94 points – but also one of the best-value wines at $50. So when it comes to the world's best Sauvignon Blancs, there is – surprisingly – not a Kiwi wine to be seen, instead the crown seems to be taken by an innocuous little region in southern Austria.4 months ago Wine Searcher
Killer wine, new Sherry rules and Bordeaux price woes – it's all happening this week. Here are some of the stories you might have missed:Hooligan lifer releases own wine labelFormer River Plate soccer hooligan boss Alan Schlenker, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a faction rival, has released a wine label honoring his firm from behind bars in Chubut prison, southern Argentina. Bordeaux halts publication of bulk wine pricesBordeaux's wine trade body, the CIVB, announced this week it would not publish the region's bulk wine prices in what is seen as a bid to avoid panic in the local industry. Furthermore, said the publication, wine consumption in France is dropping – for red wine in particular. "And artificially draws down the value of all Bordeaux wines."4 months ago Wine Business
On the opening night of the 2022 New York Wine Experience, it was the people. For them, this was their first Wine Experience since 2019, and a big relief. The Wine Experience would not be possible without the incredible generosity of vintners who donate all the passion-inducing wines of the weekend. As the first event of the 2022 Wine Experience concluded, the feeling of joy at being back together was palpable. "Everyone is talking about how wonderful it is to be back in the room," said Randy Ullom of Jackson Family Wines.4 months ago Wine Spectator
Microplastics are defined as any plastic particles ranging in size from 5 mm and smaller—down to 1 µm (1 micron). The UK study found that of the microplastics detected in lung tissue collected from live patients as part of their routine medical care, 12 types were discovered. Lung tissue was obtained from 11 patients—with two patients providing two samples from different lung positions—for a total of 13 samples from 11 patients. Polymer types within lung tissue were identified as fragments (43%), fiber (49%) and film (8%). Microplastics can enter the food web, where plastic particles can transfer into tissue, and expose humans to plastic-associated and endocrine-disrupting chemicals from seafood consumption.4 months ago Food Engineering