5@5 - Wines you should be drinking
June 28th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

"Ordering a bottle of Pinot Grigio is like ordering salmon at a four-star restaurant - not entirely bad, but something more appropriate for your grandmother," asserts Michael Madrigale, the head sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud in New York City.

When it comes to wine lists, Pinot Grigio is the frontrunner in the lineup of usual suspects - and it's easy and part of human nature to flock toward what you know and recognize.

Sure, there's no shame in the Pinot Grigio game - a nice glass of it can be just as delightful as a glass of Vitovska Grganja - but there are plenty of grapes out there to explore that are equally as available.

Sometimes what you're really looking for has been right in front of you all along.

Five Wines You Should Be Drinking Instead of Pinot Grigio: Michael Madrigale

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Dutch approve ban on kosher and halal butchering
June 28th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved an animal-rights measure that would ban Jewish and Muslim methods of ritual slaughter, the Parliament press office said.

It must now go to the Senate for a vote, which will likely happen in September, press officer Leon Van Schie told CNN.

The Dutch Party for the Animals proposed closing a loophole in the Dutch law that allows Jews and Muslims to kill animals that have not been anesthetized first.

"The Party for the Animals believes that freedom of religion must end where animal suffering begins," leader Marianne Thieme wrote on her blog before the measure went to a vote Tuesday.

Read "Dutch ban on Jewish, Muslim butchering passes hurdle" on CNN's Belief Blog.

Previously - Clarified: Religious dietary restrictions

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Box lunch: Nacho cheese and TV restaurants
June 28th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • The discovery of siempre mejor, which means “always better,” through food. - Virginia Willis

  • The USDA has revealed a new food safety campaign with the tagline of "Clean. Cook. Chill. Separate." - USA Today

  • A father in Britain has been jailed for two years and five months after smashing a wine bottle over another diner's head that had complained about his crying baby. - Daily Mail

  • Dining with Agent Cooper at Twede’s Café: How does the food actually taste at four of television's best known restaurants? - The Awl
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