Andy Pietrasik experiences wine tasting in Burgundy by bike in the Guardian.
Kristen Bieler finds Long Island wines worth hunting for, and laughs at Long Island’s wine country’s nickname, “Napa of the East” in Grape Collective. “Aside from their expensive real estate and being planted with some of the same grapes, they are about as different as any two wine regions can be.”
William Sitwell pens, “Confessions of a middle-aged summer wine snob” in the Telegraph. “I’ve sipped, slurped and quaffed some terrific glasses. And what I am coming to terms with is that life seems too short to pass cheap liquid through my lips and onto the flavour-noids of my tongue and mouth.”
Alder Yarrow features the wines of Renaissance Vineyards, “Lost Treasures in the Sierra Foothills.”
Jancis Robinson on “black-owned wine companies in South Africa.”
In the Wall Street Journal, Lettie Teague discovers some deals on wines that aren’t easily found at big N.J. discounter, Bottle King.
In Food & Wine, Ray Isle discovers what happens to a bottle of wine submerged in ocean water for 150 years.
According to Guy Collins in Bloomberg Business, the wine investment market is seeing “relative calm.”
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre explains why the sommelier watches notices little details, such as how you attack the bread basket, before recommending you a wine.
Vintage Bicycle Bar in Bucharest. Design made by Alina Turdean using parts from old Pegas bicycles.
If you’ve noticed your bike isn’t shifting as smoothly as it used to, or that the bicycle chain is making a loud clattering sound while you’re pedaling, it’s probably because your one of your bike parts, namely your rear derailleur (the part that changes the rear gears) is out of adjustment.
This can happen for a couple of reasons, but the usual culprit is that the cable that connects it to the shifter has stretched with time and is too loose, making it tough to shift into an easier gear.
The good news is that this is a bike repair problem that’s easy to tackle.
For Road Bikes: Look for the barrel adjuster on the rear derailleur
For Mountain Bikes: Look for the barrel adjuster on the shifter lever
Turn the barrel adjuster counter-clockwise (when looking at the derailleur from the rear) to tighten the cable tension. A pitfall to avoid is thinking of it as “lefty loosey, righty tighty”– in this case loosening the barrel adjuster actually increases tension on the derailleur cable.
*(If your bike is having trouble shifting on to the smaller cogs, the process is the same, but you just turn the barrel adjuster clockwise instead. This also applies if you have a Rapid Rise, or low-normal MTB derailleur)
Continue making quarter turn adjustments until the gears shift smoothly and quietly.
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