Today's New York Times restaurant article is fantastic! See: You May Kiss the Chef’s Napkin Ring By FRANK BRUNI, who summarizes the worst behavior of New York's celebrichefs. I can't imagine why anyone would put up with the kind of treatment he describes, much less pay hundreds of dollars for the treatment.
On a more serious note: the L.A.Times has an article about how global warming is beginning to change the capabilities of wine-growing regions in California and Europe. The article begins: "Imagine a world in which the best sparkling wines come from Surrey in southern England, not Champagne. A world where Monterey Bay is home to California's best Cabernet Sauvignons and Sweden produces world-class Rieslings." See Global warming altering wine map by Corie Brown.